Category: Economics


Why is Ireland such a high-cost country?

Rory O'Farrell 30/06/2022

In Ireland, the price level of consumer goods and services are 40% above the EU average. Why is this the case? Our high prices are almost entirely …

Is there a progressive approach to construction viability?

Robert Sweeney 03/05/2022

Global inflation has been hitting most of us hard. It has the potential to derail, or at least wobble, Ireland's recovering housing market. The claim …

Wage Theft in Ireland

Michelle O'Sullivan 11/04/2022

When the issue of hospitality workers not receiving tips gained prominence nationally in recent years, unions called the action of employers …

Essential workers: visible and invisible, organised and unorganised

James Wickham 03/02/2022

What about the workers? The pandemic led to a continual discussion of working from home and its consequences for everything from domestic life to …

Global inflation masks home-grown problems

Rory O'Farrell 24/01/2022

Last week, a friend felt somewhat flushed and wondered if it was a fever due to COVID-19 or simply the unusually warm weather outside. Fortunately, a …

Post-pandemic Recovery and the Green Transition

09/08/2021

First published  in Social Europe by László Andor, Secretary General of The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)  The …

The real reasons Ireland is against a 15% minimum corporate tax rate

Jim Stewart 23/07/2021

This article first appeared on Euronews on 16 July 2021 A total of 131 countries representing more than 90% of global GDP are celebrating a …

Irish version Inflation and the Strongest Recovery since WW2

Paul Sweeney 24/06/2021

Inflation is rearing its ugly head again, especially with soaring commodity prices. Inflation was very high in the 1970s and 1980s but it was both …

An Academic Year Like No Other

13/08/2020

According to a USI report published in July, almost 3 in 5 students (59.72%) report being “concerned, very concerned or extremely concerned” …

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