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Internal Devaluation and the Irish Crisis

The European Trade Union Institute have published a policy inBrief by Tom McDonnell discussing the Irish economic crisis and its aftermath. You can find it here.

Monday Blog: What sort of future for Europe?

Terms like ‘staying in Europe’, ‘pulling out of Europe’, ‘the European project’ and similar expressions are dispensed liberally in popular discourse. The last time I checked a map, Europe comprised a lot of people form Achill in the west of Ireland to Kharyaginskiy in Russia where it is already...
External event contribution

Presentation to Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Tom McDonnell appeared before the Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight on the 6th of September 2016. In his opening statement on the Economic and Fiscal Position in the Context of Budget 2017 he discussed the fiscal space and identified priorities for inclusive growth in Budget 2017. These...

Professionalising Economics

A new initiative from the Irish Economics Association (IEA), the umbrella body for professional research economists in Ireland, is worthy of note. The IEA has set out a series of ‘guiding principles’ for its members. In essence these set out how professional economists should be operating. The...

Monday Blog: Easter Musings

In the course of a decade and a year of commemorations there has been much discussion and consideration about the past. Difficult issues and questions are negotiated and depending on which tradition one tends to associate with, particular emphasis will be placed on certain events or certain...