Posts by Paul Sweeney
Paul Sweeney @paulsweeneyman
Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He is a member of the Economic Committee of the ETUC and chair of TASC’s Economists’ Network. He was a President of the Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland, a member of the National Competitiveness Council of Ireland, the National Statistics Board, the ESB, TUAC, (advisor to OECD) and several other bodies. He has written three books on the Irish economy and two on public enterprise, including The Celtic Tiger; Ireland’s Economic Miracle Explained and Selling Out: Privatisation in Ireland, chapters in other books and many articles on economics.
Paul Sweeney 09/11/2018
Trends in Economics Trends in economics swing one way and then back. The privatisation trend that begun in the 1980s in the UK is finally swinging back. It is the Tories - not radical Labour under Corbyn - that is reversing privatisation. Yes the UK Tories are now renationalising their railways, prisons and ending Private Finance Initiatives …
Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …
Dr James Stewart is Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. His research …
Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …