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The Crucial Role of Enterprise Policy

Sean Ó Riain 19/06/2018

This past week has brought new controversies about Ireland’s status as a ‘tax haven’, following new research from researchers at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Copenhagen that shows Ireland with one of the highest global ratios of corporate profits to wages, particularly among US corporations. The analysis in …



Ireland's Multi-interface Periphery Development Model

David Begg 15/06/2017

Theresa May’s election failure and Corbyn’s unexpected success have undermined the case for a hard Brexit. Her gamble to increase her majority in …

Enclave-led recovery

Michael Taft 20/07/2011

Michael Taft:The Enterprise Minister was extremely upbeat about the recent CSO report that the trade surplus had grown. Mind you, it was not due to …

Who benefits from Ireland's (im)balance of payments?

Michael Burke 24/08/2010

Michael Burke: In a recent discussion on this site, there are some important points raised about Ireland's external sector. This follows on from …

International Trade: Free, Fair and Open?

Slí Eile 14/07/2009

Sli Eile: This recent book from OECD argues that "prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is …

Low corporate taxes and poverty

Slí Eile 27/04/2009

Sli Eile: In a letter to the Irish Times, Justin Kilcullen of Trócaire imagines what it would be like if ‘thousands of Africans, Asians, and Latin …

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