The EU has left Ireland off its list of tax havens, but it shouldn't have. After all, Ireland allows corporate revenues to flow through in a way that denies tax rightfully due to other jurisdictions, writes Andy Storey.
Imposing a minimum price on alcohol would enrich big drinks companies. Upping taxes on all alcohol would achieve the same public-health aims, but steer the cash to state programmes instead, writes Andy Storey.
A recent government report noted that Dublin is doing much better than the rest of the country. That's true, but not everyone in the city is benefiting equally, writes UCD political economy lecturer Andy Storey.
The ambition of making Dublin “the most playful and child-friendly city in the world” runs up against the structural inequalities and political choices that ensure much greater opportunities for some than others, writes Andy Storey.
While it might seem attractive to individual employers, reliance on low wages and poor working conditions is not a recipe for broad-based economic success, political economy lecturer Andy Storey writes.