Category: Fiscal policy


Terrence McDonough on the Fiscal Treaty

02/05/2012

IRELAND MAY well need a second bailout after 2013. And as treaties are currently worded, a No vote on the fiscal compact treaty will forbid us from …

The ECB and the Forthcoming Referendum

James Stewart 26/04/2012

Jim Stewart: A recent speech delivered by Mr Asmussen (Executive Director of the ECB) at a seminar organised by the IIEA in Dublin (The Irish Case …

Ireland's financing alternatives - the EFSF

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 24/04/2012

Tom McDonnell and Michael Taft: In our first post, we outlined some of Ireland’s financing alternatives; namely through the IMF and the European …

Power, Trust and the Household Charge

Sheila Killian 16/04/2012

Sheila Killian: This afternoon Erich Kirchler gave a very interesting seminar here at the Kemmy Business School on the factors that affect taxpayer …

The clouding effect of international tax avoidance

Sheila Killian 05/04/2012

Sheila Killian: In the Central Bank’s most recent Quarterly Bulletin, released today, Mary Everett does a good analysis of the impact of …

Michael O'Sullivan on the European project

30/03/2012

Michael O'Sullivan, author of 'Ireland and the Global question', has an interesting opinion piece in today's Financial Times.

Dishonesty and the 'structural deficit'

Michael Burke 26/03/2012

Michael Burke: An article in the Irish Times by Stephen Collins which asserts that the new Treaty “seeks to do is to put an end to the kind of …

Government spending policy is deepening the crisis

Michael Burke 23/03/2012

Michael Burke: The latest national accounts data are worse than they look. The headlines have been about a ‘technical return’ to recession with …

Ireland's funding options: Time to end the 'race-to-disaster' debate

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell & Michael Taft: Even before the wording has been published and a referendum date named there is one issue that looks set to …

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