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Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

The domestic economy’s demand for goods grew by 4.5% last year. The Irish economy is growing. It looks strong. So do the public finances. So far, so boring. But, as Tom Waits once sang, the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.

Stephen Kinsella on Immigration

Stephen Kinsella on Immigration

Ireland is by far the most successful country in the EU at integrating migrants, and it’s vital that debate on the issue is not allowed to descend into emotional soundbites.

Will business bin Brexit? Or is it Brexit forever?

Will business bin Brexit? Or is it Brexit forever?

People need jobs, certainty and a settlement which allows them to prosper. But despite more than two years spent negotiating with the EU, a deal seems further away than ever

'Britain hasn’t a clue what it is doing'

'Britain hasn’t a clue what it is doing'

British civil servants are making it up and peppering soundbites and position papers with weasel words. What has happened to the people who once ran an empire?

Stephen Kinsella: 'Tiny open economies like Ireland are more vulnerable than most to negative technology shocks'

Stephen Kinsella: 'Tiny open economies like Ireland are more vulnerable than most to negative technology shocks'

We should expect to see more announcements like HP

Stephen Kinsella: Brexit has thrown up the question that we, as a group of peoples, must answer

Stephen Kinsella: Brexit has thrown up the question that we, as a group of peoples, must answer

Where exactly do we draw the line between North and South? Where do we go together?

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

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

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: Minimum wage: relax – the sky won’t fall in

Stephen Kinsella: Minimum wage: relax – the sky won’t fall in

Raising the minimum wage will have a relatively small effect on the labour market and employers’ bottom lines

Absolute power, absolute accountability

Absolute power, absolute accountability

As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything

Greece runs out of cash as crisis enters final act

Greece runs out of cash as crisis enters final act

The troika’s strategy has created an unsustainable debt spiral which has pushed the country to the very edge of the abyss

We need an election, but you know why we won’t have one

We need an election, but you know why we won’t have one

This hugely incompetent administration, which has lost the respect of the people, will limp on for the next 18 months in the desperate hope that something will turn up