Category: Politics


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 …

Destroying the Public Sphere?

James Wickham 26/08/2010

James Wickham: The terms of reference for the ‘Review Group on State Assets...’ are about ‘asset disposal’ in the public sector. What do we …

The State's Modus Operandi

Nat O'Connor 24/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: There are four stories in the press today that each illuminate part of a big, unanswered question, which is about what is the best way …

Where should we be spending?

Tom McDonnell 04/08/2010

Tom McDonnell: The current economic crisis has centred attention, in some parts, on the affordability of the current levels of public spending in …

Having a go in the dark

Michael Taft 22/07/2010

Michael Taft: That the Sunday Business Post has another go at public sector workers should hardly be news. Every time they mention public sector …

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