Category: Europe


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 …

London Debt Agreement

Tom McDonnell 27/02/2013

Tom McDonnell: Today marks the 60th anniversary of the start of negotiations concerning post war debt relief for Germany. The "London Agreement on …

The Unhelpful Mister Rehn

Tom McDonnell 20/02/2013

Tom McDonnell: Mr. Rehn's recent open letter on fiscal multipliers; the effects of discretionary fiscal consolidation; and the relevance of economic …

Invoking Luther

Tom Healy 14/08/2012

Tom Healy: Writing in today's Irish Times Steven Ozment claims that German Lutheranism explains and justifies the stance of the current German …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Vic Duggan

Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …

Shana Cohen

Dr. Shana Cohen is the Director of TASC. She studied at Princeton University and at the …