Category: Labour market


Short-term fiscal book keeping over strategic thinking

Slí Eile 03/09/2011

Slí Eile: Given the current drive to scale back on the quality and quantity of public service here are some interesting and provocative comments on …

NESC Report on Responses to Unemployment Crisis

Sinéad Pentony 11/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Earlier this week NESC published its latest Report on Supports and Services for Unemployed Jobseekers: Challenges and Opportunities …

Is Ireland heading into a slowdown, too?

Michael Taft 11/08/2011

Michael Taft: The global recovery is now expected to ease off in the latter half of this year with a range of data suggesting a slowdown in the …

Thomas Palley on a global minimum wage system

22/07/2011

Thomas Palley is Bernard L. Schwartz Economic Growth Fellow with the New America Foundation. This piece was originally published in the FT …

Lessons from Brazil

Paul Sweeney 28/06/2011

Paul Sweeney: While the recession shows no sign of ending here, it is good to look abroad at other counties which had hard times and are doing well …

Cut Rents not Wages to Save Jobs in Retail

Nat O'Connor 23/06/2011

Nat O'Connor: Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) has released a survey of their members, which they contend shows that abolition of the JLC system would …

Why are businesses going out of business?

Michael Taft 01/06/2011

Michael Taft: To listen to employers’ groups and Minister Bruton, you’d think that businesses are going out of business because the lowest paid …

Wage-setting mechanisms: statement by 36 economists, analysts and social scientists

31/05/2011

“We broadly welcome the Report of the Independent Review of Employment Regulation Orders and Registered Employment Agreement Wage-Setting …

Economics or politics? The longer game

Tom McDonnell 30/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: The reported decision to go well beyond the recommendations of the Duffy-Walsh report, coupled with the tax cutting emphasis of the …

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