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#Michael Taft

# michael-taft - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

# michael-taft - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.

# michael-taft - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies

The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.

# michael-taft - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems

Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.

# michael-taft - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: Slashing wages will hurt everybody – the case for Croke Park

It’s in everyone’s interest to keep the Croke Park deal, writes Michael Taft – private sector jobs are at stake too.

# michael-taft - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 8 days to go Fiscal Compacted This post contains videos

Referendum roundup: 8 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

Vote No: The Treaty will bring the EU together – in economic stagnation

Confidence and stability will be the last things to emerge from this dangerous experiment, writes Michael Taft.

# michael-taft - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Column: Welcome to Ireland’s new cycle of inequality

The people with the highest incomes have suffered least in the recession, writes Michael Taft.