Our debate about tax is as incoherent as is the one in the UK; claims are made that often violate the basic principles of arithmetic

Next month’s UK election will usher in a period of unusual political instability. The campaign itself has already been quite extraordinary. All partie(...)

The Irish Financial Services in Dublin. An economist said there was no guarantee Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies would be in the country in 10 years time.

Ireland needs a “plan B” for a vibrant economy which can survive the withdrawal of foreign direct investment in the next decade, the director of the N(...)

Don’t turn back the clock

Negotiations on an EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty (TTIP) are experiencing difficulties over whether similar standards of (...)

Nevin Economic Research Institute director Tom Healy told the INTO conference “societies should not spare on investment in the early years”.

Prioritising tax cuts ahead of investment in early childhood development would be “immoral, economically irrational and fiscally irresponsible”, the d(...)

Nevin Institute warned the Government’s narrative of recovery was masking sharp regional differences. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The Department of Jobs has described as “highly misleading” a report by the Nevin Economic Research Institute suggesting the State’s economic recovery(...)

According to Revenue, there will be 129,919 people earning over €100,000 this year.  Photograph: Joe St Leger

Populist politicians get away with murder when talking about their spending and tax promises; as soon as we get into details most people have tuned ou(...)

 The living wage differs from the legally required minimum wage which is set by law and can fail to meet the requirements for a basic standard of living

The living wage is defined as the minimum salary an individual worker requires to meet his or her basic needs for housing, utilities, transport, healt(...)

UK chancellor George Osborne outlined his NI corporation tax proposal last week.

The introduction of a new rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland would necessitate a substantial reduction in public spending with “no guaranteed(...)

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(...)