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Brian Keegan: A long goodbye to the USC is upon us

Brian Keegan: A long goodbye to the USC is upon us

Paschal Donohoe’s announcement of the USC merger with PRSI is putting the cost cart before the entitlements horse

Too many promises, no voice of reason

Too many promises, no voice of reason

Conservative debate could have prevented a pre-crash budget that encourages borrowing when we can ill afford it

Being strategic with social policy

Being strategic with social policy

By turning our backs on goody bags and focusing on investment, we can aim to address crises identified before budget day

Wooing the grumpy middle

Wooing the grumpy middle

The budget offered concrete evidence that austerity is no longer the central fact of policy making

A budget wrapped around an election

A budget wrapped around an election

Did Michael Noonan’s budget last Tuesday try too hard to please everyone?

Throwing away all the hard work

Throwing away all the hard work

With the tax coffers overflowing, the government is set to repeat the same old mistakes and go on a spending splurge

Fintan is wrong on public spending

Fintan is wrong on public spending

The common view that Ireland underspends on public services is just not true

That old chestnut: it’s the economy, stupid

That old chestnut: it’s the economy, stupid

The coalition parties will be happy with a recovering economy and the chance to put some cash in the voters’ pockets in Budget 2016

Sunday Business Post Comment: Wage rise won’t help

Sunday Business Post Comment: Wage rise won’t help

When politics and economics collide

When politics and economics collide

There is a great contradiction at the heart of the government’s economic strategy

Why I’m glad to help NED

Why I’m glad to help NED

The National Economic Dialogue is not Social Partnership Lite – it’s far better, as its deliberations will show

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

We had rent control in Ireland between the 1940s and 1980s, and they didn’t work then

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

What Roosevelt did won’t work here, but giving a bank a stake in a home in return for a write-down is better than evictions

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much
            as many people think

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much as many people think

Citigroup’s Buiter criticises ‘indignities’ suffered by Ireland

Citigroup’s Buiter criticises ‘indignities’ suffered by Ireland