Category: Welfare


Who will pay more and who will be protected in Budget 2012

Sinéad Pentony 25/11/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Budget season is well and truly underway and the slow drip feed of information and kite flying continues. The broad thrust of the …

Thomas Palley on a global minimum wage system

22/07/2011

Thomas Palley is Bernard L. Schwartz Economic Growth Fellow with the New America Foundation. This piece was originally published in the FT …

Cut Rents not Wages to Save Jobs in Retail

Nat O'Connor 23/06/2011

Nat O'Connor: Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) has released a survey of their members, which they contend shows that abolition of the JLC system would …

Executive directors, other employees and pension inequality

Gerard Hughes 10/06/2011

Gerry Hughes: In 2007 employer contributions to occupational pension schemes on behalf of employees amounted to €1.4 billion and the estimated cost …

Report of the Independent Review of EROs and REA Wage-Setting Mechanisms

25/05/2011

The Report of the Independent Review of EROs and REA Wage-Setting Mechanisms is available here. Click here to read TASC's response. On behalf of the …

Paying for the Jobs Initiative

Gerard Hughes 16/05/2011

Gerry Hughes: In 1988, in the middle of Ireland’s last economic crisis, the Minister for Finance in the Fianna Fáil Government, Ray McSharry, …

The proposed levy on pension funds

James Stewart 14/05/2011

Jim Stewart: The levy on pension funds makes economic sense, but it has been very poorly presented, and it is inequitable in its proposed from. The …

A life of luxury on the dole

Michael Taft 15/03/2011

Michael Taft: Every now and then we get an outbreak of misinformed commentary and calculations on the income relationship between work and social …

A new emergency Budget

Michael Taft 26/01/2011

Michael Taft: Whatever about the disputes over facilitating the passage of the Finance Bill, what people want to know is what parties are going to do …

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Sinead Pembroke

Dr Sinéad Pembroke is a research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity …

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Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …