Dr Tom McDonnell of the Nevin Economic Research Institute said a household with a lone adult would pay €176, with a further €102 for each extra adult

The introduction of water charges is generally regressive and, without additional policy measures, will increase poverty for the poorest members of (...)

The long-term rate of return to the Irish economy from prudently targeted public investment is very likely to exceed the current cost of borrowing

The Government should borrow “billions of euro” to invest in a massive social housing building programme, said the Nevin Economic Research Institut(...)

Jim Power, chief economist, Friends First

A number of economists have warned that October’s budget may be too early for the Government to take action to lower the amount of tax paid by people(...)

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(...)

Dr Tom McDonnell, economist at TASC.

Adjustments in the upcoming budget should not exceed €2.7 billion, as opposed to the €3.1 billion adjustment set out under Ireland’s troika agreements(...)

Star of The Voice Kelly McDonagh Mongan from Cork with her baby boy Bernie at the Traveller Pride Awards.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It has been a remarkable year by any standards for the Travelling community. Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin an(...)

Tinsmith Tom McDonnell, winner of the overall Traveller Pride Award, is  photographed with Olympic gold medelist Katie Taylor after a ceremony in the Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has compared discrimination against the travelling community to discrimination against women’s boxing. Tay(...)