Tagged with: infrastructure

Housing shortage – whatever happened to the workers?

James Wickham 09/04/2017

There’s a lot of building to do: Ireland needs a housing building programme, a renewal of infrastructure, investment in public transport especially in Dublin. Meanwhile, office construction is already growing (count all those cranes). It’s hardly surprising that firms are trying to persuade emigrants to come back home. Who’s going to do the …

London on the Liffey? Some impacts of the relocation of financial services jobs to Dublin

James Wickham 21/08/2016

James Wickham: Post-Brexit it is widely believed that Ireland will benefit from the relocation of some financial services employment from London to …

Google and the case for broadband investment

Tom McDonnell 28/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: It is too easy in these days of high drama on the European stage to forget the fundamentals that will drive our eventual economic …

House Swap on Ghost Estates


Nat O'Connor The Department of the Environment has published a report into the state of 120,000 dwellings in Ireland's unfinished, 'ghost' housing …

Running to Stand Still: Next Generation Broadband in Ireland

Donal Palcic 29/01/2010

Donal Palcic: Forfás published its latest report on Ireland’s broadband performance last week and as usual it evoked a strong sense of déjà vu. …

League tables and losing the plot


This post was originally written on April 21st in response to an article in the Sunday Business Post. We are re-posting it following last night's …

How to create jobs

Slí Eile 13/08/2009

Slí Eile: From a Financial Times editorial (The Luck of the Irish) of 10 August on the current state of the Irish



Kirsty Doyle

Kirsty Doyle is a Researcher at TASC, working in the area of health inequalities. She is …

Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is …

Vic Duggan

Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …