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# tasc - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says

Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.

# tasc - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# tasc - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'It could take 40 years to provide enough homes for people on Dublin's housing list'

Think tank Tasc says that the government’s plan to provide enough homes is simply “not working”.

# tasc - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

# tasc - Monday 15 December, 2014

Half of all Irish people are willing to pay more tax...

… provided better public services are thrown into the bargain.

# tasc - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners

TASC wants anyone earning over €100,000 to get a higher tax rate to make things better for everyone else.

# tasc - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Electric Piketty: The economist 650 people came to see

He wrote one of the most influential books so far this century – but can he keep a room full of Dubliners awake?

# tasc - Friday 20 June, 2014

Why 600 people will be at a sold-out event in Dublin today just to hear this rockstar economist talk

In just a few months, Thomas Piketty has gone from low-key lecturer to the economics equivalent of a break-out star.

Ireland is split between people who have good jobs – and people who don’t

Ireland is ‘divided between people with good jobs – and those without them’, an economic expert says.

# tasc - Friday 13 June, 2014

Would the Government's proposed tax cut actually help people?

A new research paper claims that the only beneficiaries would be those who earn a lot already.

# tasc - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.

# tasc - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# tasc - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.

# tasc - Friday 14 September, 2012

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.

Statistically speaking, spending cuts hit women hardest – but protecting disadvantaged groups should be at the heart of the Budget, write Orla O’Connor and Clara Fischer.

# tasc - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Column: The problems with Richard Tol's ESRI working paper

Are economists better placed than psychologists to explain why people go to work? Nat O’Connor looks at the controversial ESRI working paper.

# tasc - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# tasc - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Column: Selling State assets risks damaging our future for short-term gain

The Government is considering selling key State companies, writes Donal Palcic – but are the returns worth it for what we will lose?

# tasc - Friday 14 October, 2011

Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us

Many of us pay our way, but lucrative tax breaks for some mean our government takes in far less than others. This has to end if we want a secure future, writes Anne Costello.

# tasc - Monday 27 June, 2011

Column: We can save thousands of jobs without cutting wages. Here's how

Reducing pay rates won’t help tackle unemployment – but there is another way, argues think-tank director Nat O’Connor.