Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

The strange paradoxes of Irish Water

The strange paradoxes of Irish Water

Someone has to pay to fix Ireland’s water problems. That someone is us

Bermuda triangle of competitiveness

Bermuda triangle of competitiveness

The simplest way to tell the story is not always the right one. Forget the debate over lowering wages – our capital spending needs to rise

Stephen Kinsella: The imagination gap of central bankers

Stephen Kinsella: The imagination gap of central bankers

The European Central Bank is squaring off against Germany as more creative measures are considered

Multinationals distort our ability to assess the economy’s health

Multinationals distort our ability to assess the economy’s health

The aborted Pfizer-Allergan merger must make us acknowledge the problems multinationals cause us

Stephen Kinsella: For IMF, sorry seems to be the easiest word

Stephen Kinsella: For IMF, sorry seems to be the easiest word

A leaked transcript of a recent phone call between two IMF bigwigs has laid bare the divisions within the Troika

Stephen Kinsella: Free education, free water - but at a cost

Stephen Kinsella: Free education, free water - but at a cost

Large-scale social initiatives are great ideas in theory, but we need to become much more rigorous about the maths

Stephen Kinsella: I'm more worried now than I was two weeks ago

Stephen Kinsella: I'm more worried now than I was two weeks ago

'This is going to be a really weird time'

Kinsella: Brexit is the single biggest threat we face

Kinsella: Brexit is the single biggest threat we face

Were Britain to vote to leave, Ireland’s recovery would end, more or less on the spot

All hail super Mario

All hail super Mario

Tracker mortgage holders, exporters and bankers will love Draghi’s interest rate cuts - but what about savers?

Europe’s sinister fairytale: it may sound like something from the Brothers Grimm

Europe’s sinister fairytale: it may sound like something from the Brothers Grimm

But the Eurozone’s situation cannot be resolved with magic spells of fiscal and monetary policy

Stephen Kinsella: An open letter to the new Finance Minister

Stephen Kinsella: An open letter to the new Finance Minister

Dear Minister of Finance First, congratulations on a hugely significant day in your political ca...

Stephen Kinsella: Ignore the jargon, banks are stressed out

Stephen Kinsella: Ignore the jargon, banks are stressed out

Markets are fearful and, unless they’re mega-rich, investors are finding it hard to make money, writes Stephen Kinsella

Election 2016: Stephen Kinsella says FG and FF will do a deal

Election 2016: Stephen Kinsella says FG and FF will do a deal

Analysis of their manifestos shows that, in policy terms, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael could not be closer

Stephen Kinsella: Making promises they can’t keep

Stephen Kinsella: Making promises they can’t keep

Government parties are at it again – making spending pledges on uncertain growth

Stephen Kinsella: Taking the axe to tax

Stephen Kinsella: Taking the axe to tax

Most of the parties want to cut tax and hike spending on ‘fiscal space’ that could quickly vanish