Tagged with: recession

Government spending policy is deepening the crisis

Michael Burke 23/03/2012

Michael Burke: The latest national accounts data are worse than they look. The headlines have been about a ‘technical return’ to recession with two quarters of negative growth at the end of 2011. But on two measures, the situation is much worse than the short-term occurrence of a double-dip recession. • Measured by GDP the economy has been …

Back in recession

Tom Healy 22/03/2012

Tom Healy: While quarterly national accounts data are always to be taken with caution the latest CSO data clearly indicate a return to recession - …

Irish Success Story

Michael Burke 24/08/2011

Michael Burke: The Irish economy has ‘turned the corner’ so often now that it must be back where it started. The latest commentators to identify …

The State of the US

Nat O'Connor 28/01/2010

Nat O'Connor: I'm sure I'm not the only one who watched President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress. (Various versions of it are on …

Is recession bad for your health?


Over on Irish Economy, Brendan Walsh links to this report from The Lancet.

A long time in the hole

Michael Taft 07/01/2010

Michael Taft: I’ve touched on this subject before but given the New Year and the apparent ‘green shoots’ that are emerging (or the alleged …

Spinning our way out of recession

Paul Sweeney 17/12/2009

Paul Sweeney: A small increase of 0.3% in GDP in Q3 of 2009 means that Ireland is no longer in recession according to some economists, and this was …

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