Aidan Regan

Aidan Regan

What if the people who benefit most from FDI are the tax services sector?

What if the people who benefit most from FDI are the tax services sector?

If our national accounts are being distorted by the tax-avoiding strategies of multinationals, then our policymakers are making decisions based on terrifyingly unreliable data

Ireland lacks fiscal capacity to respond to society’s changes

Ireland lacks fiscal capacity to respond to society’s changes

We need to come up with better ways to generate revenue and this means bold new thinking by politicians

Invested: What do voters want from the Irish political economy?

Invested: What do voters want from the Irish political economy?

Political success is based on the ability to deliver high-quality public services, public infrastructure and jobs, but voters’ wants are complex and divergent, writes Aidan Regan

House price inflation is all about the politics of debt

House price inflation is all about the politics of debt

Put simply: rising house prices is the only way to deal with the debt dynamics of the state

How Googletown is driving up rents

How Googletown is driving up rents

The ‘Google effect’ is a double-edged sword as high-income tech staff drive rent inflation along with recovery

Analysis: Why do we measure the economy the way we do?

Analysis: Why do we measure the economy the way we do?

Good inflation, bad inflation – it's all a matter of perspective, writes Aidan Regan

A political timebomb at the heart of Ireland’s FDI growth

A political timebomb at the heart of Ireland’s FDI growth

This imbalance of FDI investment could stoke a future Brexit-style backlash

Apple: Competition law is Europe’s weapon of choice

Apple: Competition law is Europe’s weapon of choice

The EU has long tried to control member states’ tax laws - and now it has finally found a way to do it