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Can we provide a Progressive Consensus?

Slí Eile 11/08/2009

Slí Eile: What type of society do we have (A)? What type of society do we want? (B) How do we move from A to B? Is such a move possible and, if it …

Reaction to Jim O'Leary

07/08/2009

Jim O'Leary's article in today's Irish Times, arguing that "given the enormous scale of the problem, it would be fanciful to suppose that it can be …

A wry take on NAMA and other links

04/08/2009

"All citizens shall extemporise pompous and reactionary views on dole scroungers, trade unions, pampered schoolchildren and other social parasites …

How much is a Billion Euro in Irish terms?

Nat O'Connor 25/07/2009

Nat O'Connor: One of the effects of the financial crisis is that it is forcing us to deal with very big numbers. We now regularly hear or read about …

A business take on minimum wages

24/07/2009

“A fair minimum wage is a sound investment in the future of our communities and our nation.” and “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that …

A more helpful starting point

Michael Taft 22/07/2009

Michael Taft: There are few subjects that can create dispute and contention quite like public-private pay differentials (Manus O’Riordan’s …

Is public spending in Ireland too high?

Slí Eile 20/07/2009

Slí Eile: Simple question. But not so straight forward when it comes to it. Too high relative to ‘what we can afford?’, ‘too high relative to …

Debate on public sector pay ...

20/07/2009

SIPTU's Manus O'Riordan - writing in the Irish Independent last week - noted that: "In the three years to December 2008, the money values of average …

Challenging the narrow ground

13/07/2009

The only reason that the government can still borrow on international markets to finance the day-to-day running of the country - some €24 billion …

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