Category: Labour market


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 …

Youth unemployment

Slí Eile 26/04/2010

Slí Eile: As unemployment remains high young people are particularly badly affected. Already, the ESRI has assumed a total net outflow of 60,000 in …

Union density

Michelle O'Sullivan 19/04/2010

Michelle O'Sullivan: The latest CSO release indicates that union density for the second quarter of 2009 was 34%, higher than the previous three years …

ESRI commentary

Paul Sweeney 14/04/2010

Paul Sweeney: In his latest book, “Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy,” Joseph Stiglitz slams the Irish …

Tackling unemployment is the central challenge

Tom O'Connor 13/04/2010

Tom O'Connor: In a paper delivered last month to the Labour Party economic conference in Cork, I argued that any return to economic growth would not …

A platform for more cuts

Michael Taft 12/04/2010

Michael Taft: While the public sector pay agreement is presented as a platform for negotiating a reversal of the pension levy and wage cuts, the …

Really, McCoy?

Michael Burke 16/03/2010

Michael Burke: In yesterday's Irish Times, IBEC's General Director Danny McCoy said wages increased much more rapidly in Ireland than in other …

Public sector labour costs

02/03/2010

Over the past year and a half, a number of commentators have claimed that wages in the Irish public sector are high by international comparison. How …

Retail workers - near the bottom of the HEAP

25/02/2010

Last year, TASC and ICTU published the HEAP Report on income inequality in Ireland. Now, Mandate has published a report - Milking the Recession - …

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