Category: Politics


Out of the traps and into the abyss

Michael Burke 20/07/2010

Michael Burke: A piece in today's Guardian reports on the downgrade by Moody's, and expresses some surprise that there wasn't much of a reaction in …

The emotional life of markets (re UK election)

Nat O'Connor 07/05/2010

Nat O'Connor: Both the BBC and RTÉ coverage of the UK election have included prominant reference to the reaction of markets to the results. It is …

Contractionary measures should fall on the revenue side

Tom McDonnell 27/04/2010

Tom McDonnell: Last week’s Eurostat figures officially confirmed that Ireland has the largest general government deficit as a percentage of GDP of …

UK Election and Economic Policy

Nat O'Connor 16/04/2010

Nat O'Connor: Beyond the glitz of party leaders in TV debates, the very fact of a UK general election is likely to influence Ireland. Election fever …

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 …

Fine Gael's Economics

Nat O'Connor 12/04/2010

Nat O'Connor: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny is quoted as saying that Richard Bruton will be Minister for Finance under any FG-led government and that …

Moral overload?

Slí Eile 30/03/2010

Slí Eile: No sooner was the ink dry on the Public Service Agreement (2010-2014) than the next news story broke on - NAMA. It just never dies down. …

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 …

George Lee

Slí Eile 14/02/2010

Slí Eile: In the spirit of playing the ball and not the man...there may be more to George Lee than George Lee. Recent media reports …

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