Tom Mcdonnell

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The last of the Tin Men, James Collins working away in his shed at his home in Avila Park Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

James Collins, one of the last Traveller tinsmiths in Ireland, welcomed the recognition of his craft offered by Unesco, but he wonders who will carry (...)

Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says middle income earners need a tax cut; but in a comparison of tax revenues Neri found that on a per person basis, combined taxes and social contributions in Ireland are significantly lower than in comparator high-income EU countries.

Ireland needs to “learn from the mistakes of the past” and shore up its finances, increase its spend on education, childcare, housing and infrastructu(...)

Ballycastle couple Genevieve and Brian McLernon have been hired to run the Manor House hotel on behalf of the island. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

When Robert Gage was appointed rector of Rathlin, off the Antrim coast, he was described as “completely lord of the island who banishes his subjects t(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the Government has signalled plans for an expansionary budget of €1.2 billion to €1.5 billion. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There is no scope for reducing the tax take in next October’s budget given the pressures on expenditure, the Nevin Economic Research Institute (Neri(...)

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(...)

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