Tagged with: public finances


Choices Around Cutting Child Benefit

Nat O'Connor 02/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: Despite the helpful reminder from Joseph Stiglitz that "Austerity has almost never worked", the Government has decided to cut further and deeper in the next Budget, with reports that Minister Noonan will again prefer two-thirds spending cuts combined with one third tax increases. There are no easy choices left for the Government, as …



There's loads of money left

Michael Burke 15/12/2011

Michael Burke: The FT’s Martin Wolf has an interesting piece in yesterday's paper. He discusses the latest EU summit and highlights the …

Home truths from abroad

Michael Burke 11/11/2009

Michael Burke: It’s in the nature of a globalised economy that all economies tend to exhibit a specific combination of global trends. For a small …

Investing in drug services may save the state more in the long-term

Nat O'Connor 05/10/2009

Nat O'Connor: Merchants Quay Ireland have highlighted a growing trend of heroin use across Ireland. If this is true, it is something to be taken …

Bord Snip Nua = Gearr siar agus dóigh

Slí Eile 16/07/2009

Slí Eile: Following a softening-up by planned leaks, the much-awaited ‘Bord Snip Nua’ report has finally been released. The reason why the Group …

"The only show in town?"

Slí Eile 25/06/2009

Slí Eile: In recent days, there has been a rush of reports (including EMU Public Finances 2009, IMF Report on Irish Economy, OECD Economic Outlook …

Surely we can do better than this?

Slí Eile 28/05/2009

Sli Eile: Writing in the Irish Times, Michael Casey a former chief economist with the Central Bank argues that a ‘Change of Government will not …

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