Category: Labour market


Has Unemployment Stabilised?

Nat O'Connor 04/11/2010

Nat O'Connor: Unemployed decreased by 6,600 (seasonally adjusted) if you compare October 2010 figures with those of September 2010. Yet, October’s …

ICTU's Pre-Budget submission

Paul Sweeney 03/11/2010

Paul Sweeney: Congress has warned that a continuation of the current austerity programme could literally destroy the Irish economy and kill off any …

Guest post by Dr Pauline Conroy: Welfare for work

Pauline Conroy 03/09/2010

Pauline Conroy: The proposal that 10,000 unemployed people will be offered 19.5 hours of social or environmentally useful work a week is an answer to …

Why do we pay people social welfare?

Nat O'Connor 30/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: We pay people social welfare because, in a democracy, every participant is entitled to a minimum share of our national wealth to …

They shoot horses don't they?

James Wickham 19/08/2010

James Wickham: One of the predictable consequences of high unemployment is the growth of hucksterism. As unemployment rises, so too do the voices …

TASC presentation on the Minimum Wage

21/07/2010

The Minimum Wage presentation given by TASC yesterday to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment is now available for …

China (II) - Investment in China

Paul Sweeney 18/07/2010

Paul Sweeney: Many thanks to all those who commented on the first post. A few responses are made by me on that post for those who are interested. …

Is Irish society being sacrificed to save the bond markets?

13/07/2010

Last week's lecture by Michael O'Sullivan, together with responses by Dr Mary Murphy of NUIM and ICTU General Secretary David Begg, is now available …

GDP Growth and Government Policy

Nat O'Connor 08/07/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Minister for Finance is celebrating GDP growth of 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2010 as evidence of the success of …

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