Category: Fiscal policy


Innovation value for money

David Jacobson 22/06/2012

David Jacobson: In yesterday’s Irish Times (Business and Technology supplement) there is a good-news story about Science Foundation Ireland’s …

The ESRI Quarterly and 'The Small Open Economy'

Michael Burke 20/06/2012

Michael Burke: The latest ESRI Quarterly deals very briefly with the issue of economic stimulus. ‘We would be very cautious about a domestic …

The advocates of austerity are now calling for growth

Paul Sweeney 20/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: When all of the advocates of austerity are now calling for growth as well as more cuts, is it no wonder the public is confused? The …

Innovation policy and perfomance in Ireland

Sinéad Pentony 14/06/2012

Sinéad Pentony: TASC hosted its second lunchtime seminar yesterday. Professor David Jacobson examined the issue of innovation policy and performance …

The Costs of Working in Ireland

Nat O'Connor 13/06/2012

Nat O'Connor: The ESRI withdrew a working paper today. The Irish Times reported that this was "unprecedented". However, another ESRI report (on waste …

Guest post by Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Restoring sustainable competitiveness

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley, Adrian Devitt 11/06/2012

Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley and Adrian Devitt: Competitiveness is one of the most abused terms in modern economics, meaning many different things to …

Has the State any Business in Business?

Sinéad Pentony 30/05/2012

Sinéad Pentony: TASC held its first lunchtime seminar yesterday. Paul Sweeney considered the question - ‘Has the State any business in …

Our problem is not the EU - our problem is ourselves

Colm O'Doherty 29/05/2012

Colm O'Doherty: Earlier this year, in Davos, Enda Kenny spoke about moral failure and its responsibility for our economic crash. He said that easy …

TASC submission on unemployment

Sinéad Pentony 22/05/2012

Sinéad Pentony: In a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education, TASC has looked at a number of key questions. …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Rory Hearne

Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …

Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity …