Alan Barrett

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The traditional Keynesian approach is that the government needs to step in to fill a significant part of the gap caused by a collapsing economy – such as the situation caused by Covid-19. Image: iStock

The Government finances have been turned on their head by Covid-19. An expected surplus of taxes over spending of around €2.8 billion for this year is(...)

Accounts filed for the think tank show its director Alan Barrett earned a salary of €172,553 in 2018, marginally up on the previous year.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) had an income €11.3 million last year while the number of staff earning over €100,000 rose from 12 t(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he says  the “affordability gap” for housing will not be  bridged by the levelling off of prices  alone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Institutional landlords have brought new housing supply on stream that otherwise would not have existed, according to a panel at the National Economic(...)

Marian Finucane: ‘But you’re not denying, are you, the consequences of global warming?’

A longtime fixture of weekend radio, the Sunday morning newspaper panel hosted by Marian Finucane (RTÉ Radio 1) is something of an institution. And li(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

The gathering heard that student career decisions are made on the basis, more or less, on what their mother tells them, not their father. File photograph: Getty Images

Mothers are the single biggest influence on students choosing their career options even though they may be out of touch with developments in work and (...)

Minister for Climate Action, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Carbon tax will have to increase substantially – from €100 per person a year to €1,500 a year – if Ireland is to meet legally-binding targets on reduc(...)

The buzz is back on Grafton Street. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

After Sarah O’Connell graduated in June 2011 with a degree in renewable energy, the only relevant work she could find was through a JobBridge placemen(...)

Stephen Donnelly: he gave an  explanation on what distinguishes the two big parties using his dealings with former minister for finance Michael Noonan as a template

After a typically eloquent oration on the need for more strategic, long-term thinking to deal with Brexit and other economic challenges at the annual (...)

The proposals for deepening economic and monetary union within the euro zone  were discussed by the Cabinet after a briefing from Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Corporation tax harmonisation plans across the euro zone pose a bigger threat to Ireland than the departure of the UK from the European Union, the hea(...)

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