Category: Fiscal policy


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 …

Nama Wine Lake on the Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell: Here is a timely recap by Nama Wine Lake of the grotesque farce that is the Anglo promissory note debacle.

The Alcohol Industry - A case study of health versus wealth

Nat O'Connor 16/03/2012

Nat O'Connor: The recently completed (Feb 2012) Steering Group Report On a National Substance Misuse Strategy has taken a public health approach to …

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