Category: Inequality


The Benefits of the Benefacts database

Nuala Haughey 18/05/2016

Nuala Haughey: A new database of information about some 18,000 non-profit organisations in Ireland will no doubt contribute to the drive for more …

Economic Inequality: Frequently Asked Questions

Cormac Staunton 27/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: Since launching our report Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequality in Ireland we have received a number of questions from a wide …

Optimal taxation of top incomes

Tom McDonnell 16/04/2013

Tom McDonnell: You can find an interesting paper on optimal top marginal tax rates here.… The authors find that the optimal top marginal tax rate …

Drivers of progressive tax

12/03/2013

A recent OECD report olooks at the progressivity of income tax systems in their 34 member countries. A progressive tax is often simply defined as one …

Effects of the minimum wage on the jobs market

Tom McDonnell 06/03/2013

Tom McDonnell: TASC made a short submission last week to the Labour Court review of the JLC wage agreement mechanisms. The submission is available …

New CEPR paper on the contribution of IMF recommendations to the ongoing crisis in Europe

30/01/2013

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. has published a paper examining the policy recommendations made by the IMF to …

Making Equality Count—the Case for Budgetary Impact Assessments

Clara Fischer 29/11/2012

Clara Fischer: Ireland’s next budget is only around the corner, and people all over the country are bracing themselves for what is set to be …

Revolt of the Rich

Nat O'Connor 08/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: A concern with the "predatory super-rich" as the new secessionists in the USA is very clearly articulated in this article ('Revolt of …

Choices Around Cutting Child Benefit

Nat O'Connor 02/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: Despite the helpful reminder from Joseph Stiglitz that "Austerity has almost never worked", the Government has decided to cut further …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Alicja Bobek

Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …

Sinead Pembroke

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