Category: Politics


Constant repetition does not make an argument correct

Proinnsias Breathnach 06/12/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Garret Fitzgerald’s Saturday articles in the Irish Times have become so repetitive as to be hardly worth reading anymore. …

Countering left-wing ideology

Slí Eile 30/11/2010

Slí Eile: It may have come to the attention of readers of this blog-site that contributors are ideologically of the left espousing solutions and …

Crisis shedding light on the Irish state

Peadar Kirby 17/11/2010

Peadar Kirby: We may live in very exceptional times, in which the speed of how the Irish crisis is developing is literally breathtaking. Yet, for all …

Public sector workers - some awkward facts

Peter Connell 09/11/2010

Peter Connell: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Surely a good epithet for much of what masquerades as analysis of our current …

Fine Gael's 3:1 Ratio

Nat O'Connor 19/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Fine Gael has given some useful clarity on their fiscal policy position with the declaration that they would seek €1 billion in tax …

Leo Varadkar and Capital Programme Stimulus

13/10/2010

Leo Varadkar has an interesting piece in the Sunday Business Post, available here. Basically he suggests that we get the fiscal changes over quickly …

Time to grow up and be angry

James Wickham 12/10/2010

James Wickham: Quite early in the crisis, Colm McCarthy remarked that ‘anger is not policy’ (Frontline 28 September 2009). As others have …

Benefitting all the children equally

07/10/2010

In an Irish Times 'Double Vision' piece with Friends First economist Jim Power, TASC Head of Policy Sinéad Pentony argues this morning that the …

Debating on the Titanic

Michael Taft 20/09/2010

Michael Taft: The confusion between fiscal contraction (i.e. public spending cuts) and reducing the fiscal deficit continues apace. On Morning …

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