Kyran Fitzgerald

Kyran Fitzgerald: History suggests pandemic misery prompts New Deal economic thinking

Kyran Fitzgerald: History suggests pandemic misery prompts New Deal economic thinking

Global plagues and slumps leave human misery in their wake, but can also lead to major economic reforms, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Kyran Fitzgerald: Biden and Sanders to reshape global business policies, no matter who wins

Kyran Fitzgerald: Biden and Sanders to reshape global business policies, no matter who wins

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the race to secure the Democratic nomination has put health spending and rolling back tax cuts in the spotlight, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Kyran Fitzgerald: Virus could spark serious legal headaches for Irish employers

Kyran Fitzgerald: Virus could spark serious legal headaches for Irish employers

The prospect of the coronavirus leading to redundancies in under pressure companies could spark an upsurge in employment litigation, warns Kyran Fitzgerald

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Kryan Fitzgerald: Engineering solutions for global woes

Kryan Fitzgerald: Engineering solutions for global woes

Young people are particularly engaged with the twin issues of climate change and biodiversity loss and rightly so. It is, after all, their natural inheritance — ...

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Kyran Fitzgerald: Why tech has huge hidden costs in the workplace

Kyran Fitzgerald: Why tech has huge hidden costs in the workplace

Any jobs offer should open the door to a host of opportunities, but often, what awaits people is a mountain of obligations, a host of deadlines and a huge amount ...

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Kyran Fitzgerald: Fascinating things to keep an eye on in 2020 at home and abroad

Kyran Fitzgerald: Fascinating things to keep an eye on in 2020 at home and abroad

In Ireland, the degree to which prosperity is felt beyond the big cities will determine whether Leo Varadkar returns to power, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Kyran Fitzgerald: An Irish ‘Green New Deal’ needs common sense and robust debate

Kyran Fitzgerald: An Irish ‘Green New Deal’ needs common sense and robust debate

The idea of restructuring an economy with the aim of developing a more environmentally-friendly society isn't new, but is doable in Ireland, writes Kyran Fitzgerald. ...

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Looking abroad to craft a credible Irish response to climate change

Looking abroad to craft a credible Irish response to climate change

Research throws light on how other countries managed the transition of their declining energy industries to meet climate change targets, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Survival of the wealthiest in Ireland’s tightening jobs market

Survival of the wealthiest in Ireland’s tightening jobs market

Longer term planning and investment — and top management involvement in upskilling programmes — is required to sustain the jobs market, writes Kyran ...

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Pensions sector edges towards a global climate role

Pensions sector edges towards a global climate role

We live in a world where investors often operate with incredibly short time horizons.

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Pace of regulatory change must pick up speed

Pace of regulatory change must pick up speed

It has been too easy to set up a pension scheme in Ireland.

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Failed IPO plan shows WeWork can't expect to party like it's 1999

Failed IPO plan shows WeWork can't expect to party like it's 1999

I’ll say this much for the folks at WeWork. They have been pretty good at talking up their product.

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Finding the best ways for spending carbon tax hikes will help sell the budget

Finding the best ways for spending carbon tax hikes will help sell the budget

Low-income earners, who are the losers when carbon taxes are increased, will need to be compensated in the budget to win support for climate action, writes Kyran ...

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Beardsley case shows we must all play by the rules when it comes to tolerance

Beardsley case shows we must all play by the rules when it comes to tolerance

It is no longer acceptable to engage in the business of singling out people on the basis of their ethnicity.

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'Big Phil' facing into his toughest cattle herding challenge yet

'Big Phil' facing into his toughest cattle herding challenge yet

Phil Hogan will not be the first Irish politician to find redemption and to have carved out an international reputation in Brussels.

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Ireland not immune as big pharma in the dock with huge costs of opioid addiction crisis

Ireland not immune as big pharma in the dock with huge costs of opioid addiction crisis

Last week, the pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay just over $570m (€518m) in compensation by a court in the south western US state of ...

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Plenty of options open to Ireland to lessen the blow of a no-deal

Plenty of options open to Ireland to lessen the blow of a no-deal

The threat of shortages may be overstated.

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Elizabeth Warren is set to change US policies for business, even if she fails to secure tilt at presidency

Elizabeth Warren is set to change US policies for business, even if she fails to secure tilt at presidency

The US has sold itself as the ‘land of opportunity,’ where a hotel bellboy can, by dint of hard graft, become the proprietor of the business.

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Supreme Court decision addresses workplace disability dilemma

Supreme Court decision addresses workplace disability dilemma

It is the ultimate personal nightmare. A qualified medical nurse, you are productively employed as a special needs assistant - or SNA - in the service of children ...

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Floods, heatwaves, and poor soils mean it’s no longer business as usual

Floods, heatwaves, and poor soils mean it’s no longer business as usual

Something is awry when you find yourself stuck in a Dutch railway carriage with the thermometer in excess of 40C.

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Summertime, but the livin' ain't as easy as some people would have us believe

Summertime, but the livin' ain't as easy as some people would have us believe

A half century ago, the great singer Ella Fitzgerald - no relation - summed it all up to perfection.

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Big Tech unlikely to find any cheer as its EU scourge Vestager prepares to step down

Big Tech unlikely to find any cheer as its EU scourge Vestager prepares to step down

Away from the dangerous Brexit soap opera, the EU has been reshuffling its pack of cards.

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