Eamon Gilmore’s address to the Labour party conference last month was strong on rhetoric but short on specifics.

With the local and European elections only months away the Labour leader seemed reluctant to make any big commitments.

But old habits die hard and Gilmore just had to promise something.

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There is a recovery of sorts, beginning to take shape.

The state has exited the Troika bailout. The government has re-entered the bond markets. And the number of jobs in the economy is starting to grow, albeit at a very slow pace.

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Govt not delivering on jobs

Posted: August 8, 2013 in Jobs

The government is claiming that they are making progress in tackling the unemployment crisis. Jobs are being created. The live register is falling. The number of people in employment is increasing.

Surely this is good news? Should we not be commending Fine Gael and Labour for their efforts?
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The real cost of tax dodging

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Government, Tax

What have Bermuda, Ireland and the Cayman Islands got in common?

According to a high profile US Senate investigation we are all tax havens.

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In the latest installment of our conversation on the Meath East by-election Eoin O’Malley expanded on three of his initial arguments. He prefaced his remarks by accepting that as a political scientist he should be judged as such. So lets put his scientific method to the test.

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Bad Science

Posted: April 12, 2013 in Sinn Féin

RTÉ kicked off their coverage of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis today with a preview piece on Morning Edition exploring the state of the party in advance of the Castlebar conference.

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What really happened in the Meath East by-election? Are we witnessing a return to dominance of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael? Or is something else taking place?

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