Posts by Paul Sweeney


Paul Sweeney     @paulsweeneyman

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.

Taoiseach appears to seek Increased Public Investment, as does OECD.

Paul Sweeney 13/06/2016

Paul Sweeney: The leak in the Irish Times (13th June 2016) that the Taoiseach has written to Mr Juncker, President of the EU Commisson, on the need …

Today's UK conference on corruption is a step in the right direction, if a small one.

Paul Sweeney 11/05/2016

Paul Sweeney: Mr David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, calling Afghanistan and Nigeria corrupt, as he hosts an anti-corruption conference, today …

The Danger of Deflation

Paul Sweeney 25/04/2016

Paul Sweeney: The danger of deflation, i.e. falling prices, is that people wait to consume and so demand falls and that ultimately puts people out of …

How to Fund Housing and Infrastructure

Paul Sweeney 14/04/2016

Paul Sweeney: There is a simple solution to directly funding an immediate major social housing programme and other infrastructure. It is to use the …

More Actions Needed to Curb Tax Cheating

Paul Sweeney 04/04/2016

Paul Sweeney: The recent stories in the news that there is widespread tax evasion and avoidance by the rich and powerful is hardly new. In my last …

Good News on Corporate Tax Avoidance

Paul Sweeney 31/03/2016

Paul Sweeney: The public anger at the low levels of corporation tax paid by multinationals has forced action by states and may be beginning to bring …

A Challenge to Ireland’s Wealthy

Paul Sweeney 21/03/2016

Paul Sweeney: “We can well afford to pay our current taxes, and we can afford to pay even more. Our state needs to invest this revenue in our …

The EU on Ireland's Lack of Investment and the Improving Irish Labour Market

Paul Sweeney 03/03/2016

Paul Sweeney: I continue my examination of the recent EU report on Ireland EU Country Specific Recs. Ireland. It recommends three priorities for EU …

Why the EU Commission is right to call for increased public investment in infrastructure

Paul Sweeney 01/03/2016

Paul Sweeney: The new EU report on the Irish Economy EU Ireland report 2016 makes for interesting reading, if only to see how Brussels views our …

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