Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Key issues for government that will determine the success of new politics 2.0

Key issues for government that will determine the success of new politics 2.0

An administration strong on function and less reliant on commissions might actually manage to fix the crises in health, housing and education

Public sector pay: legislating for posterity

Public sector pay: legislating for posterity

By the end of 2020, almost 90 per cent of all workers in the public sector will have had their 2008 levels of pay restored

Stephen Kinsella: DUP are hard-liners on almost every issue of interest to either the Republic or the North

Stephen Kinsella: DUP are hard-liners on almost every issue of interest to either the Republic or the North

The government they support may not show the necessary care towards their neighbours in the South. We are now in serious trouble. And then you have Brexit . . .

Stephen Kinsella: A letter to Leo Varadkar

Stephen Kinsella: A letter to Leo Varadkar

Defining Ireland’s relationship with the world is your problem now, Leo, and you will need to manage the Irish economy through a period of de-globalisation

Stephen Kinsella: Coveney and Varadkar suffer from plan-itis

Stephen Kinsella: Coveney and Varadkar suffer from plan-itis

There are lots of review bodies, working groups and commissions. But Ireland doesn’t need any more plans – if we found a way to build houses out of old plans, we’d have the problem sorted already’

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