Category: Europe


A Progressive Development (growth) Policy for Europe

Paul Sweeney 29/11/2016

Did you know that last year 22.9 million people in the EU were unemployed, of which, a staggering 10.9 million people were long-term unemployed. At …

Trumpolicy and the likely effect on real investment

James Stewart 24/11/2016

The effects of "Trumpolicy" on real investment are difficult to understand. Corporate investment and flows of FDI to Ireland and other countries are …

Insider lobbying and transparency - the hidden influence of expert and advisory groups

Nuala Haughey 18/10/2016

Nuala Haughey: After a full year in operation, the legislation behind Ireland’s lobbying transparency regime is being reviewed by the Department of …

On Apple tax, State must side with its citizens

Paul Sweeney 05/09/2016

Paul Sweeney: It is widely agreed that globalisation has bought immense benefits. But it is also recognised that these benefits are not equally …

Brexit, Ireland and economic policy

03/07/2016

James Stewart: Brexit marks a fundamental change in how we think about the EU and our relations with our closest neighbour. Advice on what should be …

Taoiseach appears to seek Increased Public Investment, as does OECD.

Paul Sweeney 13/06/2016

Paul Sweeney: The leak in the Irish Times (13th June 2016) that the Taoiseach has written to Mr Juncker, President of the EU Commisson, on the need …

International tax avoidance - an update

05/06/2013

In advance of the G8, it might be useful to update what’s happening with the main international movers on the question of international tax …

Bringing Balance to Imbalance

Tom McDonnell 16/04/2013

Tom McDonnell: The results of the EU Commission's review of macroeconomic imbalances can be seen here. Andrew Watt attacks the partiality and …

What's a Euro anyway?

26/03/2013

Is a euro in a Cypriot bank, locked down by withdrawal limits and capital controls, the same as a euro in an Irish or French bank? Is a euro sitting …

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Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …

Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …

James Stewart

Dr James Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research …