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Stephen Kinsella On Childcare

Stephen Kinsella On Childcare

The reason many young families are broke is our broken childcare model. Good policies can fix that

A slow, boring grind to a changed Ireland in 2021

A slow, boring grind to a changed Ireland in 2021

Get used to budgets without a big bang: they are part of a process that serves to benefit us all

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

The push for property price increases is polluting the housing system. Can we fix it? Yes, by a proper use of the property tax

Stephen Kinsella: A 'nearly frictionless' border is Brexiteer fiction

Stephen Kinsella: A 'nearly frictionless' border is Brexiteer fiction

Crossing the ‘soft’ US/Canada border takes ten to 30 minutes. A frictionless border is the result of magical thinking by Brexiteers

You solve the pay gap by changing the system

You solve the pay gap by changing the system

You don’t solve the gender issue with courses, exhorting women to ‘lean in’, or with more and more education. More women leaders will help. Transparency in pay will help, and this applies to the private sector also. You solve it by changing the system itself.

Stephen Kinsella: How will the gig economy system evolve?

Stephen Kinsella: How will the gig economy system evolve?

There’s not much debate about the future of work here in Ireland yet, but as the gig economy expands, expect to see much more discussion. Whether these workers will get to own a home or not will depend on how the system evolves

Stephen Kinsella: What Varadkar should do with his 'hidden fiscal space'

Stephen Kinsella: What Varadkar should do with his 'hidden fiscal space'

The Taoiseach suggested there was not just the €400-500 million of fiscal space we had expected, but ‘hidden fiscal space’. I am not sure what hidden fiscal space is, but if it exists, it needs to be spent on capital projects. Full stop.

Stephen Kinsella: We are living through a battle of generations

Stephen Kinsella: We are living through a battle of generations

One generation needs house prices to be low, the other needs them to be high. One votes, the other does not. Who do you think will be listened to?

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 . . .

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

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: 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: 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