Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Noonan bows out: Stephen Kinsella on Noonanomics

Noonan bows out: Stephen Kinsella on Noonanomics

Noonanomics was a cautious combination of carefully judged sectoral policies that the Limerick TD’s stature helped to make possible

Stephen Kinsella: All workers deserve public sector conditions

Stephen Kinsella: All workers deserve public sector conditions

Private sector workers have a right to be enraged when a public sector worker, just by dint of a job choice, enjoys a stream of lifetime benefits

Budget 2018 must be framed as the Brexit budget

Budget 2018 must be framed as the Brexit budget

The budget must react to protect the interests of those affected by a hard Brexit. But for a Brexit budget, you need fiscal space. And that seems to be disappearing

Stephen Kinsella: Trump v Ireland Inc

Stephen Kinsella: Trump v Ireland Inc

Trump ‘plan’ is simple: it will create a vast sucking noise as the funds which enrich the IFSC and other business-friendly financial services destinations head back to the US. But it needs to turn into an actual plan first

Stephen Kinsella: May has left Ireland with volatility and the prospect of a nearer hard Brexit

Stephen Kinsella: May has left Ireland with volatility and the prospect of a nearer hard Brexit

In the wake of Britain's snap election, Ireland's ability to adjust in the face of uncertainty like this is probably our greatest asset

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland is having difficulty with official statistics

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland is having difficulty with official statistics

Dodgy housing data. Gardaí self-breathalysing. Leprechauns in national accounts. So can we trust the government’s growth rates and the fiscal space?

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland’s property timebomb

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland’s property timebomb

House prices are surging, leading to fears of another bubble. And there are simply not enough houses being built.

Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann’s three remaining routes

Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann’s three remaining routes

Pay cuts, more taxpayers’ money or examinership – one of these things has to happen

Stephen Kinsella: Brexit isn't about trade, or migration. It’s about power

Stephen Kinsella: Brexit isn't about trade, or migration. It’s about power

The reality about Brexit must take precedence over the current dubious narrative

Stephen Kinsella: Careful what you wish for in battle over FDI

Stephen Kinsella: Careful what you wish for in battle over FDI

We should compete for business, but be honourable about it

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland must focus on mitigating the external risks to our economy

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland must focus on mitigating the external risks to our economy

Tiny states like Ireland are affected by events like what could have happened in the Netherlands far more than they affect them

Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann should be let go to the wall. An Post should not.

Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann should be let go to the wall. An Post should not.

An Post should be expanded, transformed and the regulations crippling its growth should be removed. Thirty years of data proves An Post has a future.

Stephen Kinsella: How Ireland can survive the flight from Britain’s shadow

Stephen Kinsella: How Ireland can survive the flight from Britain’s shadow

The way forward in the onrushing crisis that is Brexit is to pump money and resources into supporting our domestic firms in diversifying away from Britain

Can An Post be saved?

Can An Post be saved?

An Post’s new chief executive David McRedmond will have to make some hard decisions to reverse the fortunes of the post office network

Stephen Kinsella: I would let Bus Éireann go

Stephen Kinsella: I would let Bus Éireann go

It's pretty clear that Bus Éireann is an expensive intervention the state no longer needs