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Marie Sherlock

Marie Sherlock     @marie_sherlock

Marie Sherlock is an economist with SIPTU. Educated in TCD, Cambridge University and UCD, she worked in economic consultancy before joining SIPTU’s research department. She has served as a member of the Government’s Labour Market Council and Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare for the Minister of Social Protection. In 2015, she took a year out to head up the development of the Labour Party’s general election manifesto.


Where ambition meets reality: new Government spending plans do not add up

Marie Sherlock 19/05/2016

Marie Sherlock: As we have learned the hard way over the past decade, there is one hell of a gap between the lofty ambition of rescuing and building the economy and the hard task of making it happen and finding the resources to do so. This Government sets a very high test upon which to judge its success or failure - “our approach to governing …



Draft heads of Personal Insolvency Bill out today- at long last!

Marie Sherlock 25/01/2012

Marie Sherlock: The long awaited heads of the Draft Personal Insolvency Bill was published today and at first glance, there is much to welcome. For …

The efficiency of “saving” vs “creating” jobs

Marie Sherlock 05/06/2009

Marie Sherlock: As the country goes to the polls tomorrow, Live register figures for the first five months of 2009 are due to be released. The …

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