Category Archives: Issues

Referendum debate

As the campaign for the referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact Treaty gets under way, eolas examines its contents and opposing positions. The ‘balanced budget rule’ is central to the Fiscal Compact...

Michael D Higgins on redefining Irishness

President Michael D Higgins speaks to Meadhbh Monahan about his vision of the republic by 2016 and the actions needed to create a radically inclusive citizenship. A “huge debate” is needed in...

An overview

Exports, agriculture and inward investment are Ireland’s main economic successes but unemployment, emigration and low consumer demand are holding back growth. 2012 commenced on a positive note for Ireland, with news that...

The euro crisis

The future of the euro, and Ireland’s place in it, remains uncertain. Stephen Dineen looks at the country’s currency options. Depending on the outcome of the euro crisis, Ireland has four main...

Triple A shocks

The causes of the Great Recession risk being repeated, Patrick Love contends, as he reviews the downturn. Globalisation multiplies the effect of new shocks in a way never seen previously. Financial crises...

EU-IMF Update

The Government met its Q4 2011 targets and banking restructuring continues. eolas looks at the latest developments. The ECB-EC-IMF troika was in Dublin from 10-19 January for its fifth review of the...