Category: Inequality


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 …

National Income and Expenditure 2011

Michael Burke 05/09/2012

Michael Burke: The argument in favour of ‘austerity’ measures is that the overriding objective of policy must be to reduce the government …

Unequal societies do encourage criminality

Colm O'Doherty 29/08/2012

Colm O'Doherty: According to Dan O'Brien there is no relationship between inequality and law breaking (Irish Times 24/08/12). This bogus statement is …

Scale of inequality now a drag on our economy and well-being

Colm O'Doherty 09/08/2012

Colm O'Doherty: The results from the Central Statistics Office Survey of Income and living Conditions 2010, released earlier this year, confirmed …

Guest post by Vic Duggan: 'Baltic Miracle' no model for Ireland and peripheral Europe

Vic Duggan 12/07/2012

Vic Duggan: Europe’s policy response to the ongoing sovereign debt and banking crises on the continent’s periphery appears to be in suspended …

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Kirsty Doyle

Kirsty Doyle is a Researcher at TASC, working in the area of health inequalities. She is …

Paul Sweeney

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

Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …



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