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Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He was a President of the Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland, former member of the Economic Committee of the ETUC, 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.


Stiglitz on the need to reform our (their) economic models

Paul Sweeney 10/05/2013

Paul Sweeney: Stiglitz on the need to reform our (their) economic models, on Social Europe Journal here. A bit long but a good analysis.

Ireland Drowning in Private Debt (4 of 4)

Paul Sweeney 26/02/2013

Paul Sweeney: Ireland has many core strengths. It has a well-educated workforce, albeit with too many unemployed, skills are being lost, there is …

Ireland Drowning in Private Debt (3 of 4)

Paul Sweeney 25/02/2013

Paul Sweeney: Employment is the key indicator of a successful economy. Unemployment is very high at 14.6%. This is up from 4.3% for many years. …

Ireland Drowning in Private Debt (2 of 4)

Paul Sweeney 21/02/2013

Paul Sweeney: We will demonstrate why austerity is failing by looking at key economic indicators, with a focus on the most important indicator, …

Ireland Drowning in Private Debt (1 of 4)

Paul Sweeney 19/02/2013

Paul Sweeney: There is little or no recovery after five years of austerity in Ireland, especially when judged by the key factor of unemployment. …

The MOU, Big Box economics and shopping centres

Paul Sweeney 22/08/2012

Paul Sweeney: The Rule Book by which Ireland is presently run, “The Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) between the Troika and the Government, is …

Stiglitz on the Euro deal

Paul Sweeney 05/07/2012

Paul Sweeney: We need vision and leadership in Europe. The lack of this leadership among the Europe elite/authorities, of which its citizens are …

The advocates of austerity are now calling for growth

Paul Sweeney 20/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: When all of the advocates of austerity are now calling for growth as well as more cuts, is it no wonder the public is confused? The …

Paul de Grauwe on the need for action

Paul Sweeney 12/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: With all the events happening in Europe and the lack of leadership by the Prime Ministers, Finance Ministers, the economic Commissioner …

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