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Cormac Staunton

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Cormac Stauton is currently a policy advisor on EU and international policy in the Central Bank of Ireland. Prior to this, he was a policy analyst in TASC, and co-authored the first economic inequality report, Cherishing All Equally


Do we want the fewest public services in Europe?

Cormac Staunton 25/06/2015

Cormac Staunton: One of the key indicators in TASC's analysis of economic inequality is the level of taxation and government expenditure. We have …

UN Committee Response to Ireland on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Cormac Staunton 23/06/2015

Cormac Staunton: The UN’s Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, in its concluding observations on Ireland’s third periodic report, …

Lets start a race to the top: IMF on Inequality

Cormac Staunton 17/06/2015

Cormac Staunton: The IMF have released another staff paper on inequality with some very important findings for our understanding of both the causes …

USC cuts will still benefit higher earners

Cormac Staunton 06/05/2015

Cormac Staunton: The Government today signalled that instead of changing income tax rates and bands in Budget 2016, they are likely to reduce the 7% …

Planned tax cuts likely to increase inequality

Cormac Staunton 29/04/2015

Cormac Staunton: The Government's Spring Statement, announced yesterday, was seen by some as a bit of a damp squib, with very little detail about …

Shining a light on alternatives

Cormac Staunton 14/04/2015

Cormac Staunton: Two important recent announcements by Government signal moves towards addressing some of the causes of economic inequality in …

The Value of Nothing

Cormac Staunton 30/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: A serious suggestion doing the rounds at the moment is that we should have an independent body that costs political party manifestos …

Economic Inequality: Frequently Asked Questions

Cormac Staunton 27/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: Since launching our report Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequality in Ireland we have received a number of questions from a wide …

Mathematically Progressive or Socially Progressive?

Cormac Staunton 06/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: You don’t measure how peaceful an area is by counting the number of peacekeepers. If anything, the presence of peacekeepers is an …

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