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It's High Time to Examine the Night Time Economy

Kirsty Doyle 19/05/2018

Many of us have found ourselves in the centre of nightlife areas as pubs and nightclubs are closing, and contest to the disorder that often arises in these spaces. This may involve intoxicated people stumbling through the streets or more serious situations involving violent assaults. While a vibrant nightlife area is vital to the development of …



Transparency Will be Key to Delivering the National Investment Plan

Eoin Reeves 28/02/2018

The new national development plan Project Ireland 2040 could very well be a game changer in terms of Ireland’s future economic prospects.  …

Has the OECD abandoned its neo-liberal taxation policies?

Paul Sweeney 27/07/2016

Paul Sweeney: The OECD has relentlessly pursued a neo-liberal taxation policy. It seldom uses the word taxation without the appendage “burden” …

Growth?

Tom McDonnell 16/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: We've turned the corner...and gone over the cliff. See here. The expansionary fiscal contraction crowd seem to have gone a bit quiet …

Depleting the economy and the alternative

Michael Taft 12/09/2011

Michael Taft: Philip Lane’s thoughtful article in the Sunday Business Post helps clarify the debate. For while he argues for further fiscal …

The more things don't change, the more things don't

Michael Taft 07/09/2011

Michael Taft: The ESRI has produced a report on deficit and debt levels up to 2015 which has moved many to claim if we just stay the austerity course …

Austerity is not working

Paul Sweeney 07/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: As Michael Burke says in his post yesterday, the ESRI’s forecast is based on some outstanding optimism. It seems that the Institute …

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