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Ireland’s recovery

Paul Sweeney 24/10/2019

If procyclical domestic policies inflated Ireland’s economic bubble, procyclical austerity demanded by the troika makes Ireland’s recovery all the more remarkable.   In a companion piece on the ‘Celtic Tiger’, I explained Ireland’s remarkable ascent from a poor EU country to one of the richest, with employment and living standards for …



How fortunate to have avoided such disaster

Michael Taft 12/02/2010

Michael Taft: Pat McArdle celebrates the fact that the Fianna Fail government has taken up the austerity cudgels: ‘With hindsight, we were …

League tables and losing the plot

08/12/2009

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 …

A Smart Approach

Nat O'Connor 28/08/2009

Nat O'Connor: I agree with some of what Philip R Lane wrote today about taking a smart approach to balancing the public finances. I agree when he …

Budget 2009: Banking proposal and cuts in discretionary income the real news

Terry McDonough 07/04/2009

Terry McDonough: It is interesting that the initial reactions to the budget are emphasizing the stunning nature of the package. My own take is …

Stimulus for Development

Sean Ó Riain 30/03/2009

Sean O Riain: Commentators across the spectrum have worried that the April budget will tax and cut so much money out of the economy that we will face …

Trichet's narrow notions of competitiveness

Paul Sweeney 27/02/2009

Paul Sweeney: Yesterday, I got to shake the hand of the 5th most powerful man in the world - reluctantly! Yesterday, JC Trichet, the President of the …

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