Category: Europe


Is the IMF changing? A hard-hitting attack on the Washington Consensus

Paul Sweeney 05/04/2011

Paul Sweeney: As the IMF is here in Ireland, with the ECB and EU Commission, on a mission of assisting Irish citizens to bail out our banks and thus …

A suggestion for the EFC boosters

Tom McDonnell 30/03/2011

Tom McDonnell: The IMF as an organisation has long been criticised for its dogmatic adherence to the Washington Consensus principles regardless of …

The people have spoken - but what did they say?

Michael Burke 15/03/2011

Michael Burke: The first clear message of the 2011 election was a rejection of Fianna Fáil, receiving just 17.4% of the first preference vote – …

Guest post by Andy Storey: Call for debt audit

04/03/2011

Dr Andy Storey is a lecturer in the School of Politics & International Relations at UCD. A number of prominent Irish academics, writers and …

The Irish have suffered enough ...

Slí Eile 27/02/2011

Slí Eile: Interesting piece from today's editorial in the Observer via the Guardian website here.tweetmeme_style = 'compact';

Ireland and Greece – A tale of the good twin and the bad twin and their common fate

Terry McDonough, CJ Polychroniou 07/02/2011

Terry McDonough and CJ Polychroniou: The Celtic Tiger was one of the most famous economic success stories of recent times. Ireland was the poster boy …

Q&A at the doorsteps

Slí Eile 22/01/2011

Slí Eile: There is a distinct possibility that you will be getting more callers to the front door in the next few weeks. Be conscious that there may …

Krugman's prescription for saving Europe

Tom McDonnell 13/01/2011

Tom McDonnell: Following on from Citigroup analysis of the Euro debt crisis earlier this week, here is an excellent analysis by Paul Krugman. Krugman …

Four Truths about the Irish situation (and one possible solution)

Nat O'Connor 17/12/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Government's four-year recovery plan doesn't address the issue of the banks. Without addressing this issue, the credibility of the …

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