Category: Labour market


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 …

Prices and profiteering in the food sector

Michael Taft 30/06/2010

Michael Taft: There will be many attempts to explain the high costs of food and beverages in Ireland – a state of affairs that is hardly new. …

Protecting those who have no voice

Slí Eile 06/06/2010

Slí Eile: The Poor Can't Pay have just issued an important statement about the need for people to make a personal commitment that there will no more …

Unaffordable commentary

Michael Taft 23/05/2010

Michael Taft: We will never find the answers to our severe economic problems until we ground our debate in facts. Take the issue of wages and labour …

Guest post by Anne O'Brien: Reconstructing the Tourism Economy

Anne O'Brien 11/05/2010

Anne O'Brien: The volcanic ash crisis is not the only problem facing the Irish tourism industry this summer. Other, less dramatic and less publicly …

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