Category: Fiscal policy


Lies, damned lies and the Dept. of Finance's statistics

An tSaoi 06/03/2012

An Saoi: The Department of Finance has issued the February 2012 tax figures, which can be viewed here. The figures are so confusing a detailed …

What exactly will we be asked in the fiscal treaty referendum?

Nat O'Connor 02/03/2012

Nat O'Connor: The Taoiseach has signed the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (also known as the …

Pathways to Work - can it deliver?

Sinéad Pentony 02/03/2012

Sinéad Pentony: Pathways to Work was launched last week and it sets out to achieve some much needed reform in relation to labour market activation …

'Austerity is working' - not

Tom Healy 24/02/2012

Tom Healy: In its latest Quarterly Economic Commentary the ESRI QEC authors observe that 'The euro zone economy is slipping into recession due to the …

The false economy of selling state assets to fund job creation

Sinéad Pentony 22/02/2012

Sinéad Pentony: Today’s announcement provides us with some more details on the government’s thinking in relation to the role of state assets in …

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 …

The Fiscal Compact, or: where will we be in 2018?

Tom McDonnell 07/02/2012

Tom McDonnell: The debate about the fiscal compact is likely to continue for some time. Much has been made of the 'one twentieth' rule but in …

January 2012 tax - have we reached the bottom?

An tSaoi 03/02/2012

An Saoi: The January tax figures have given the Government a bit of good news, but the question is how much? The Table below gives the figures for …

Incoherent privatisation policy a cause for concern

Donal Palcic 31/01/2012

Donal Palcic: Eoin Reeves and I have an opinion piece in the Irish Times today on the information that emerged in relation to the government's plans …

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