Category: Politics

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


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 …


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 - …

The Irish Credit Bubble

Slí Eile 29/12/2009

Slí Eile: Here is a link to an interesting paper by economist Morgan Kelly at UCD.

Reforming the Public Servic: More on Govt Prog

Slí Eile 28/12/2009

Slí Eile: Continuing on the Renewed Programme of Government - the Section on Reform of public services (p33) contains some good (and long overdue …

New Year Resolutions?

Slí Eile 26/12/2009

Slí Eile: Remember the Renewed Programme for Government (early October)? In the meantime we have had Budget 2010. Following earlier blogs on the …

Hunter commentators and the vanity of ignorance

Colm O'Doherty 17/12/2009

Colm O'Doherty: It’s true, every cloud has a silver lining. The ongoing political crisis - stemming from the failure of politicians to increase …

Budget 2010: public sector pay cuts in context

Paul Sweeney 14/12/2009

Paul Sweeney: As reported by the Financial Times, the Greek Prime Minster admitted on Friday December 11th that the Greek public sector has systemic …

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Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He was a …

Vic Duggan

Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …

Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …