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The urbanising force of global warming

Tom McDermott, SEMRU

The global population is urbanising rapidly. Each year, cities around the world host tens of millions of new inhabitants, particularly in low and middle income countries. While traditionally urbanisation has been associated with a process of structural change and economic development, today many poor countries are urbanising faster and at a much earlier stage of… | Read on »

New Report – Regulation of intermediaries, including tax advisers, in the EU/Member States and best practices from inside and outside the EU

Whitaker Institute member Professor Emer Mulligan, of the Performance Management Cluster, is the lead author on a new report published by the European Parliament, which was commissioned by its Economic and Monetary Affairs’ Subcommittee on Tax Matters (FISC). The report provides an overview of the regulatory environment of tax intermediaries and a comparative analysis of five… | Read on »

Irish Examiner – ‘Farmers’ Yards’ to promote social inclusion

Whitaker Institute members Dr Shane Conway and Dr Maura Farrell are working on setting up ‘Farmers’ Yards’. With over one-third of Irish farmers now aged over 65, the new project is working to establish a dedicated social organisation for older farmers. More from the Irish Examiner.

RTÉ Brainstorm – Is Ireland too dependant on corporation tax?

Whitaker Institute member Stephen McNena, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at Ireland’s dependency on corporation tax. Is Ireland too dependant on corporation tax? Analysis: while corporation tax returns have surged in recent years, there are several risks associated with depending on this windfall Corporation… | Read on »

Used Cars

A study compiled by Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie, reveals used car prices are 63.7pc more than they were before Covid-19. More from Independent.ie and Irish Examiner.

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why are prices in Ireland so high?

Whitaker Institute member Stephen McNena, of the Performance Management Cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the price of goods and services in Ireland, which are substantially above the EU average. Why are prices in Ireland so high? Analysis: Ireland’s high prices are not a recent phenomenon and they’ve… | Read on »

RTÉ Radio 1 – Summer Economic Statement

Professor John McHale

Whitaker Institute member Professor John McHale, of the Macroeconomics and Finance cluster, told RTÉ Radio 1’s This week that any increase by the Government in pension and social welfare payments would not fully cancel out the rate of inflation. Listen back here.