fiscal policy

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“If we are to build enough houses, employment in construction will have to increase substantially in the next few years.” Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

The most reliable indicator of what is happening in the real economy is the data on employment and unemployment. The new Labour Force Survey, publishe(...)

Prof John McHale and Eddie Casey of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council: the council could play a useful role in conducting policy assessment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unwise fiscal policy choices in the 1977-1981 and 2003-2008 periods played a major role in the subsequent economic crises that did so much damage to I(...)