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The realm of forgetting

Michael Burke 18/06/2011

Michael Burke: I’m guessing that Dan O’Brien may not be every reader of this blog’s favourite economic commentator. Just a hunch. But reading a recent piece of his in the Irish Times, reminded me of some of the great works of magical realist literature. Seriously. In Dan’s piece reviewing the new government’s first 100 days he had this …



Facing Up to Reality II: The Methodological Flaw in An Bord Snip Nua

12/04/2011

This post follows on from a previous contribution. Michael Taft: In the previous post, we saw how billions of fiscal contraction has led to little …

Facing up to reality: Austerity is an obstacle to deficit reduction

11/04/2011

This is the first part of a two-part post. Michael Taft: On Sunday, Colm McCarthy wrote: ‘ . . .the programme for budgetary correction needs to be …

Local Government Reform

Nat O'Connor 17/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: A lot of people have heard of 'bord snip nua' and the various recommendations it made for cutting or changing public services. However, …

Cutting Off your Nose to Spite Your Face – Mc Carthy and the Revenue

An tSaoi 24/07/2009

An Saoi: The Revenue Commissioners get off lightly in McCarthy’s Report. It is suggested that savings of around €26M could be made. However as …

An Bord Snip Nua and the Active Citizenship Office

Colm O'Doherty 23/07/2009

Colm O'Doherty: While I have previously argued that the active citizenship agenda of the Cowen and Ahern governments has lacked policymaking …

The logic of living in a 'free' market economy

Slí Eile 22/07/2009

Slí Eile: An interesting feature of the Special Group’s deliberations is the extent to which it went beyond its strict remit and expectations. It …

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