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(III) The squeezed middle

Paul Sweeney 25/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: There has been much discussion on what is called the Squeezed Middle. This refers to those middle class families who are seeing …

Who will collect our taxes?

An tSaoi 23/01/2012

An Saoi: Staffing in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners was already a concern when this PQ was asked on 3rd July 2008. The same question was …

Time for Plan B

Nat O'Connor 20/01/2012

Nat O'Connor: Austerity policies are not working. I was one of 59 signatories of a letter in today's Irish Times calling for Plan B. Plan B must …

'Understanding what controls us'

Peter Connell 05/10/2011

Peter Connell: Writing in last Saturday’s Guardian, Ian Jack, bemoaning the irrelevance of the current party conference season in the UK, argued …

The four factors shifting power away from workers and citizens

Paul Sweeney 23/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: In developed countries, there has been a decline in labour’s share of national income going to wages for many years. This has major …

The need for diversity in policy advice

Peadar Kirby 20/06/2011

Peadar Kirby: When speaking to the NESC on Friday last, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a point that, if taken seriously, has the potential to address …

Economics or politics? The longer game

Tom McDonnell 30/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: The reported decision to go well beyond the recommendations of the Duffy-Walsh report, coupled with the tax cutting emphasis of the …

Should there be a referendum on the IMF-EU deal?

Slí Eile 08/04/2011

Slí Eile: Readers may be interested in a recent Dáil debate which took place on the question of referendum on the IMF-EU deal. The Dáil Technical …

Here we go again

Michael Taft 22/03/2011

Michael Taft: It’s open season on public sector workers again. The Sunday Independent has a front-page shock-horror headline – €1bn pay rise …

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