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The Inequality of Unemployment

Nora Hassan 17/07/2019

  Ireland was among the European countries hit hardest by the financial crisis with unemployment soaring to 15 per cent. In the years following the crisis, Ireland’s economy has managed to rebound with its current unemployment rate down to 4.5 per cent. Despite this improvement there remains a group of people who have been left behind by the …



Digital platforms

Rory O'Farrell 03/05/2019

In the mid-2010s, British researchers surveyed the number of digital platform workers (such as workers using Uber, Deliveroo, or Amazon Turk) by …

Multinationals and Cheap Labour: Myths and Facts

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/01/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: The extraordinarily blinkered and simplistic preoccupation of Irish economists with labour costs was once again in evidence in …

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