Category: Labour market


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 …

Cometh the hour...

Slí Eile 01/02/2011

Slí Eile: If the experience of the past 30 months has shown us anything it is how unstable, unpredictable and volatile the domestic economy is and, …

UNITE letter to opposition parties

Michael Taft 29/11/2010

Michael Taft: Today, Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of the trade union UNITE, sent a letter to the leaders of the opposition parties – Fine Gael, …

Unemployment, emigration and growth

Tom O'Connor 09/11/2010

Tom O'Connor: The seasonally adjusted unemployment figures show a fall of 6,500 signing on the live register. This is totally due to emigration. In …

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 …

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