Category: Welfare


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 …

Slashing the Minimum Wage: Olli made us do it (or: never let facts get in the way)

Tom McDonnell 14/12/2010

Tom McDonnell: Over the weekend, a Government TD insisted on RTE's Week in Politics programme that we should ask Olli Rehn why the minimum wage was …

View from the front line: impacts of cuts to community employment

04/11/2010

Guest post by Dr Rory Hearne In an effort to highlight what are the potential real human and economic impacts of some of the proposed December budget …

Unemployment and paying for pensions

03/11/2010

Andrew Watt of the European Trade Union Institute - who spoke at the recent FEPS/TASC Autumn Conference - has an interesting take on jobs and …

Defending the Minimum Wage

Tom McDonnell 29/10/2010

Tom McDonnell: The minimum wage was attacked in the Dáil again this week. The substance of the argument was that it was killing competitiveness and …

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