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Inequality in Ireland today

Robert Sweeney 04/07/2019

In previous blogs I discussed the nature of inequality in Ireland today. I noted that Ireland i) ranks in the middle among EU countries ii) has unusually high market income inequality and iii) compared to our more equal neighbours, it is less the poorest who do badly, but the working and lower-middle classes. Here I talk about structural and …



Inequality in Ireland today

Robert Sweeney 16/01/2019

With continuing housing crises, health crises, inadequate childcare, climate change inaction, there’s no shortage of public policy emergencies …

The difference a welfare state makes

James Wickham 13/10/2016

James Wickham: Two charts that tell very different stories about inequality in Ireland today… Both charts show the Gini coefficient of income …

Economic Inequality: Frequently Asked Questions

Cormac Staunton 27/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: Since launching our report Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequality in Ireland we have received a number of questions from a wide …

Effects of the minimum wage on the jobs market

Tom McDonnell 06/03/2013

Tom McDonnell: TASC made a short submission last week to the Labour Court review of the JLC wage agreement mechanisms. The submission is available …

Bathing the rich

Michael Taft 10/07/2012

Michael Taft: Okay, so you’re not one of those who believe in soaking the rich. But what about bathing? A good bath is healthy for the body and the …

Welcome to the inequality cycle

Michael Taft 28/03/2012

Michael Taft: We are now starting to get data to assess just who in society is getting hit and who is getting by. Of course, we know about …

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