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Submission to Budgetary Oversight Committee

Executive summary Overall, there is little evidence the economy was overheating in 2018. In this context, our view is that the structural balance was marginally in surplus in 2018 with a plausible range of 0.0% to 1.0% of potential output. The economy is likely to be overheating by the end of 2019...
Past event

7th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference - Ulster University

The Future of Work: automation technology impacts: Session 1A Lena Jacobs, Department of the Taoiseach - Automation and Occupations: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Automation on Occupations in Ireland Dr Lisa Wilson, NERI - The Future of Work: the impact of automation technologies for...

Three big ideas to transform Ireland

Ideas drive behaviour. In societies the dominant ideas reflect many competing interests and value systems. What values guide economic activity and public policy in Ireland today? In An Ireland Worth Working For – Towards a new democratic programme, I propose three ‘big ideas’ to guide policy...

Dispelling some illusions

‘It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing, or shelter.’ So reads the revised Democratic Programme of January 1919...