Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Fr Tom Healy and Bishop Francis Duffy in St Mel’s Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy

Mass will be celebrated at St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford today for the first time in five years after the completion of a €30 million project to rest(...)

Few dispute that those stuck on low wages are struggling to make ends meet. But there are sharp differences of opinion over who is responsible for imp(...)

Work is scarce: archaeologist Liza Kavanagh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a message the Government has been selling for months: the dark clouds of austerity are parting; the wind is at our back; we are finally emerging (...)

Nevin institute director Tom Healy. Photograph: Paula Geraghty

A budget adjustment of just €800 million would be enough to hit next year’s deficit target of 3 per cent, the Nevin Economic Research Institute has sa(...)

Some researchers  contend that if we are to find the money for more education, it would be much better spent at an earlier stage

Austin Delaney and Tom Healy of the Nevin Economic Research Institute recently issued a very timely call for a debate on the funding of Irish h(...)

Tom Healy, director of the Nevin Economic Reseach Institute, who has suggested that   income tax could be abolished and replaced by Universal Social Charge.

Middle-income earners pay the lowest overall average tax contribution, the Fianna Fáil ardfheis has been told. It is a “slightly inconven(...)

Eamonn Kielty

Ireland must create an environment that facilitates and fosters enterprise, not just in the multinational space, but also for small and medium-sized e(...)

Young people protest against budget cuts to social welfare outside Leinster House in Dublin. Assistant general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Sally Anne Kinahan described cuts to jobseeker benefits for young people as “extraordinarily harsh”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Between 20,000 and 30,000 jobs could be lost as a result of measures in Tuesday’s budget, the trade union-backed Nevin Institute has said. Institute d(...)

“The policy mix at the moment is not right,” says ICTU general secretary David Begg at the launch of the congress pre-budget submission yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Policies being pursued by the Government are producing the wrong results and further adherence to them will only compound the problems facing the Stat(...)

The publication of the Medium- Term Review earlier this week by the Economic and Social Research Institute is welcome. It provides an analysis of poss(...)