Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Guess who’s paying for the pay increase?

Guess who’s paying for the pay increase?

The increased wage deal represents a bailout of Dublin Bus workers by their customers

Stephen Kinsella: Households can give Dublin Bus no more

Stephen Kinsella: Households can give Dublin Bus no more

Bus drivers deserve to share in the spoils of a return to profitability, but it needs to be within reason

Insurance Special: Why are we all taking a bath on our insurance?

Insurance Special: Why are we all taking a bath on our insurance?

Premiums should have been higher in the past, but weren’t, because of poor business decisions made by fee-hungry insurance companies

Stephen Kinsella: Forget Apple - with investment funds, you ain’t seen nothing yet

Stephen Kinsella: Forget Apple - with investment funds, you ain’t seen nothing yet

The Central Bank is probing €300bn in assets owned by foreign investment funds – some of which, through a loophole, pay no tax at all

Helping the global elite to get even richer

Helping the global elite to get even richer

Finance, The Rise and Fall of Nations Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World, By Ruchir Sharma, Allen Lane, €34

Stephen Kinsella: Is there a whole barrel of Apples?

Stephen Kinsella: Is there a whole barrel of Apples?

Due to our ‘tax haven lite’ status, the current case could be the first of many

Stephen Kinsella: The true cost of scrapping an ‘almost perfect’ tax

Stephen Kinsella: The true cost of scrapping an ‘almost perfect’ tax

Ditch the USC and the middle classes will still have to stump up the cost of the spending increases we need

Stephen Kinsella: The Leaving Cert may be slowly changing

Stephen Kinsella: The Leaving Cert may be slowly changing

But we’ll still have stories of students with nine A1s in 2036

King Trump could hit Ireland hard

King Trump could hit Ireland hard

Donald Trump may be a sham, but his tax plans could expose the sham that makes us one of the world’s richest nations

How low can  sterling go?

How low can sterling go?

In the wake of Brexit, British interest rates have been cut for the first time since 2009. But what next for the pound?

British Leave-ing is getting Pythonesque

British Leave-ing is getting Pythonesque

The economic fallout of Britain’s Brexit decision is really now coming home to roost

Kinsella: Charity status for vulture funds - someone shout stop!

Kinsella: Charity status for vulture funds - someone shout stop!

It may be legal, but this form of financialisation, facilitated by Irish legal firms, is doing serious damage to the Irish economy

Stephen Kinsella: Paying the price for free education

Stephen Kinsella: Paying the price for free education

Our education system cannot continue as it is - an income-contingent loan structure isn’t the worst solution

Brexit: The Dickensian repercussions of Britain’s decision to leave the EU

Brexit: The Dickensian repercussions of Britain’s decision to leave the EU

British citizens will soon realise that the Brexit vote was a vote for a smaller, poorer, less influential Britain

Stephen Kinsella: Fearing for our fiscal future after Brexit

Stephen Kinsella: Fearing for our fiscal future after Brexit

Will 5,000 barrow boys from the City of London decamping to the IFSC really help the post-Brexit Irish economy?