Category: Fiscal policy


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 …

There is an alternative

Tom Healy 27/01/2012

Tom Healy: A copy of a paper I gave at the Dublin Economics Workshop today is available here. The conference provides an opportunity for a large …

The Debt Trap

Sinéad Pentony 25/01/2012

Sinéad Pentony: The dust has hardly settled from the Troika’s departure when we are facing the repayment of €1.25 billion in unsecured bonds …

They're making a list, but are they checking it twice?

Donal Palcic 17/01/2012

Donal Palcic: The Irish Times reports that the Government has drawn up a shortlist of state assets to be sold that includes its remaining stake in …

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 …

IBRC Restructuring Plan

Tom McDonnell 09/01/2012

Tom McDonnell: The Story.ie has obtained a restructuring plan 2011-2020 for the IBRC (Anglo/INBS). The plan was submitted to the European Commission …

End of year Exchequer Returns 2011

An tSaoi 06/01/2012

An Saoi: You can read the Government's gloss on 2011's awful tax figures here (Slides 5-7). The tax yield has indeed risen but only after • the …

The Pension System in Ireland: Current Issues and Reform

Sinéad Pentony 21/12/2011

Sinéad Pentony: The TCD Pension Policy Research Group has recently published a Working Paper written by Jim Stewart called The Pension System in …

Sargent and Sims lectures

Tom McDonnell 09/12/2011

Tom McDonnell:The Sargent and Sims Noble prize lectures are here. Tom Sargent poses four topical questions: 1. Should Government default on their …

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