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Tuesday 19 May, 2015

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?
# Column
# Column

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?

May 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 361 Views 161 Comments

Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.

Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Oct 12th 2014, 9:00 PM 29,383 Views 38 Comments

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

Sunday 7 September, 2014

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?
# Quick Fix
# Quick Fix

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

Sep 7th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,566 Views 23 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.

Sunday 24 August, 2014

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?

Aug 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,782 Views 69 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the issue of Ireland’s ‘unsustainable’ debt.

Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

Aug 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,532 Views 31 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

Saturday 9 August, 2014

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut
# Counting The Days
# Counting The Days

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut

Aug 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,257 Views 55 Comments

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…