A fiscal council without regard for society is not worth the money
Isn't the Fiscal Advisory Council a disgrace?
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Isn't the Fiscal Advisory Council a disgrace?
Last week, representative of civic organisations crowded in for the “National Economic Dialogue”.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2017
The economy could grow by as much as an “above trend” 4.4% this year, one economic think-tank has said.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
The director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute has pointed to three “fatal flaws” in the Government’s approach to solving the housing crisis and warns the problem “may very well get worse before it gets better”.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Almost half of employees are dissatisfied with their salaries, despite getting a pay increase, it has emerged.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
Tue, 01 Nov, 2016
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
Take a break from the high street to see the full spectrum and prolific output of innovative craft makers in Cork, at locations which include the city centre, suburbs and country towns, writes
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
A trade union economic think-tank is seeking to “slay” four myths around the current tax system — concluding that we are a low-tax country in which high earners do not pay more tax than average by international comparison.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
As a country, we have been for a long time — and still are — extremely attractive to foreign direct investment (FDI).
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
An economic think tank has claimed there is no compelling evidence to show Ireland spends too much on healthcare and contends that more needs to be spent, albeit more effectively.
Wed, 18 May, 2016
Nominal wage increases of between 3% and 4% per year are “not unreasonable” in the medium term, a think-tank has claimed.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
A leading economist has expressed concern at the “dangerously high” level of personal debt being carried by the Irish public, with almost a doubling since 2001.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
One of the most interesting things about sport is how notions get stuck inside people’s heads and refuse to shift, regardless of the evidence available. A great example of this is the notion that the GAA is now ‘No Country For Old Men’.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
Tue, 12 Jan, 2016
The Government has been urged to scrap plans to cut taxes in next month’s Budget, with one economic think-tank saying it risks widening the gap between rich and poor.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Michael Lundy and Martin Farragher found the net for Corofin as the All-Ireland club champions beat Tuam Stars 2-9 to 0-11 in a tense Galway SFC quarter-final replay.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
The Government should use the improving economic situation to bolster investment in capital infrastructure — but ensure it avoids the “speculative” investment mistakes of the past, an economist has said.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
The Government has been urged to abandon “short-term ‘emergency’ corrective measures” to address youth unemployment and adopt longer-term ‘preventative’ measures.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
The State’s so-called SME bank, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, should be restructured to more closely resemble a main street lender than merely a funding mechanism for the pillar banks, according to a prominent economic think-tank.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan has failed to overcome a groin injury and will sit out their Ulster football championship preliminary round clash away to Donegal on Sunday.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
More than half of the country’s net household wealth rests in the hands of just 10% of the population, while people in less well-off sectors of society owe more than they own.
Tue, 12 May, 2015
A self-respecting nation should relieve the burden imposed on the most vulnerable writes
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
Primary school teachers are under an increasing amount of stress in the workplace, according to research which shows the extent of the problem.
Tue, 07 Apr, 2015
Negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership should be suspended amid concerns over the accuracy of purported benefits of the deal, an economic think-tank has said.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
One-in-four Irish workers are earning less than the living wage threshold with female employees the worst affected, according to a study conducted by the Nevin Economic Research Institute.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Corofin claimed the All-Ireland Club SFC title for the first time since 1998 and only the second time in their history with a superior show of football against Slaughtneil.
Wed, 18 Mar, 2015
A cohort of the country’s leading academics has called on the Government to publicly back a European debt conference and offer to host the event, in a show of solidarity with Greece.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Many Irish workers are being paid less than they need to live on because of government rules that favour employers, while their rights to fight against this are unfairly limited, according to labour rights report.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2015
A trade union economic thinktank has linked the hospital emergency department crisis and other public service shortcomings to low levels of tax.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
Average wages fell by less than 8% since 2008, yet disposable income, which governs people’s “living standards”, fell by as much as 20% in the last six years, a trade union economic think-tank claimed.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2014
The head of the Nevin Economic Research Institute has warned that an “almost complete” removal of investment from quality public housing following the financial collapse has left a legacy “that will take years to address”.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
The leader of one of the country’s largest public sector unions has claimed the next phase of growth in the Irish economy will not happen unless there are pay rises in all sectors of the workforce.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Irish women with college degrees earn almost twice as much as those with none, far higher than the income premium in other countries.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
The head of the Nevin Economic Research Institute has warned that the percentage of eligible people in work here is stalling, and it is vulnerable young people who are suffering most.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
The head of the Nevin Economic Research Institute has said Ireland must decide the type of country it wants to be by 2030, warning there are signs currently that the economy may be going down the same path which dragged it into the recent recession.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
The Government should reverse cuts to third-level education and eventually reduce student fees that are heading for €3,000, an economic think tank has recommended.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
There remains a one-in-three chance of Ireland’s debt-to-GDP ratio not stabilising by 2016, a leading economic think-tank has warned.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
Despite the Government lowering its headline target from €3.1bn to €2.5bn, so-called legacy cuts could increase the real adjustment made via tomorrow’s budget announcement, an economic think tank has warned.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2013
Ireland's trade unions are calling for higher taxes for those on big salaries and the corporate sector in October's Budget.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2013
The Nevin Economic Research Institute has said the Government needs to introduce a "growth-friendly" budget.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2013