Category: Labour market


TASC submission on unemployment

Sinéad Pentony 22/05/2012

Sinéad Pentony: In a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education, TASC has looked at a number of key questions. …

There is an alternative and we have choices

Tom Healy 27/03/2012

Tom Healy: Today the Nevin Economic Research Institute is being launched. The website www.NERInstitute.net contains information about the new …

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 …

26 into one won't go

Michael Taft 26/01/2012

Michael Taft: Media outlets are reporting a new crackdown on the unemployed. Apparently, the Department of Social Protection intends to introduce new …

Employment is down

Tom McDonnell 12/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: It just keeps getting worse. Long-term unemployment now accounts for 56.3 per cent of total unemployment while the seasonally adjusted …

A new deal is required

Tom McDonnell 01/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: On Monday and Tuesday we will be treated to the latest instalments of the austerity show. While the structural deficit does need to be …

Cork incomes seminar

30/09/2011

Videos of yesterday's seminar on 'Incomes - Instruments of Recovery', held in Cork, will be available shortly. Meanwhile, click here to see some of …

Party nation

Michael Taft 27/09/2011

Michael Taft: Remember that statement – how during the boom years we all ‘partied’ as a nation? Remember those prescriptions – how we had to …

On premature optimism

Terrence McDonough 26/09/2011

Terrence McDonough: On Thursday, some positive Irish growth figures provided an island of optimism in a sea of bad international economic news. Any …

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Paul Sweeney

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

Vic Duggan

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