Category: Labour market


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 …

The madness of the drive to lower wages

Michael Burke 30/05/2011

Michael Burke: IBEC’s attack on the JLC wage setting mechanisms in order to drive pay lower is not simply morally indefensible. It is economically …

The Gloves are Off!

Sinéad Pentony 27/05/2011

Sinead Pentony: When the Report of the Independent Review of EROs and REA Wage Setting Mechanisms was published on Wednesday, there was a general …

OECD Policy Responses to Unemployment

Sinéad Pentony 29/04/2011

Sinead Pentony: The OECD has pre-released a chapter from its forthcoming Economic Outlook 2011 Report on the Persistence of High Unemployment: What …

Unemployment highest since 1989

Slí Eile 15/03/2011

Slí Eile: Involuntary unemployment is long recognised as both the enemy of human dignity and a huge waste of human potential capital. The latest …

Economists on Ireland's export performance - more sad stories

Proinnsias Breathnach 16/02/2011

Proinnsias Breathnach: One thing that has always struck me about Irish economists is that, despite the importance of foreign direct investment and …

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