Category: Europe


GDP contraction in the crisis Euro area economies

Michael Burke 02/04/2012

Michael Burke: OECD comparative data for the crisis EU countries highlights the extent of that crisis. Greece has become a by-word for the effects of …

Europe from the periphery

Paul Sweeney 21/03/2012

Paul Sweeney: These days, Europe appears to be a cold place viewed from the periphery in Ireland. We are being bailed out and supported in many ways …

Emigration a 'lifestyle choice'?

Tom Healy 17/03/2012

Tom Healy: Today's 'feel good' story in the Irish Times ran as 'Emigrants leaving by choice'. Nice to know that some people still have choices. …

The EU-IMF Deal Does Not Require Privatisation

Michael Taft 22/02/2012

Michael Taft: Whatever about the case-by-case merits of the Government’s announcement today regarding the sell-off of state assets, we should be …

Guest post by Martin O'Dea: Rebalancing the power

14/02/2012

Martin O'Dea lectures in Management and Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School: There are many levels at which to assess the current …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: Loose lips sink ships

Arthur Doohan 13/02/2012

Arthur Doohan: The "grown-up's" will remember the opening sequence to the 'Mission Impossible' TV series, where the tape self destructs a few seconds …

Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs

03/02/2012

The Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs met yesterday to hear briefings on the International Agreement on a Reinforced Economic Union. TASC's …

The data being sent to IMF and EU bodies should be public

Nat O'Connor 10/01/2012

Nat O'Connor: The latest IMF report on Ireland has an important annex: Annex 1. Provision of data (pages 81-82), which gives a list of "indicators …

Crisis 2012

Tom McDonnell 05/01/2012

Tom McDonnell: A couple of quick links Daniel Gros sets the scene for the Euro zone in this New Year's post. 2012 looks to be a critical and …

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Kirsty Doyle

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Shana Cohen

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