Category: Politics

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 …

Some stories are too good for facts

Michael Taft 08/12/2009

Michael Taft: It’s good the administrators of this blog brought Peter Connell’s post back up to the top. Last night, Prime Time Investigates …

League tables and losing the plot


This post was originally written on April 21st in response to an article in the Sunday Business Post. We are re-posting it following last night's …

Shopping Outside the Box

Colm O'Doherty 04/12/2009

Colm O'Doherty: Last week the Irish Times carried two stories which when examined together provide an instructive commentary on contemporary Irish …

Paper by Niamh Hardiman - Impact of the Crisis on the Irish Political System

Slí Eile 29/11/2009

Slí Eile: The paper by Niamh Hardiman last Thursday has been widely acclaimed as a signficant contribution to the debate on political economy. You …

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