Category: Politics


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 …

The State of the US

Nat O'Connor 28/01/2010

Nat O'Connor: I'm sure I'm not the only one who watched President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress. (Various versions of it are on …

Banking inquiry: Guest post by Pat Rabbitte TD

26/01/2010

Over the next week, progressive-economy@TASC will be carrying a series of guest posts by party spokespersons on the banking inquiry. The first post …

Haiti

Slí Eile 16/01/2010

Slí Eile: The terrible human tragedy unfolding in Haiti has shocked the world. The outpouring of help and practical civic action to do something - …

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