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The Absence of Devolution - The Economic Costs

As the deadline of the 29th of June passed without the establishment of a new Executive, it looks as though Northern Ireland may be in for a long period with no devolved government. Quite how long this interregnum will last is in the realm of political speculation, but it does have important...

Monday Blog: Getting our priorities right

Remarks at the recent National Economic Dialogue held in Dublin (28-29 June) "On behalf of the Nevin Economic Research Institut, I would like to welcome this opportunity to debate the choices and priorities for Ireland as we, hopefully, head towards a period of economic and social recovery and...

Monday Blog: Keeping the vultures at bay

The loss of a home and homelessness must be among the most stressful events in a person’s life. The stories of evictions from cottages and land in the 19 th century still evoke feelings of intense shock and outrage. How could this have happened in a colony of a ‘civilised empire’? Vast improvement...

Intergenerational Inequality in Ireland

Youth Unemployed—What Next?
A Eurobarometer poll of 16-30 year olds in 2016 found that 68% of Irish respondents felt excluded from economic and social life by the crisis compared to 57% in the EU as a whole and 27% in Germany. Although in some corners these concerns are likely to be dismissed as the whining of a spoilt...