I contributed to a UTV radio interview on the Greek Debt Crisis today. It touched on the failure of Greece to meet its debt reduction targets. It also discussed the likely outcomes of the meeting today of EU finance ministers.
I have given an interview in this week's Cork News newspaper. It is on the recently released unemployment figures which show that employment in Ireland has continued to fall. The article is available here
I have just given an interview on UTV radio on the Greek debt crisis. This can be heard on a number of local radio stations across Ireland.
I have given an interview which appears in this week's Cork News newspaper. The article is available online here. It is on the topic of mortgage forgiveness.
I partook in an interview today with Seamus Martin on Tip Today on TipFM regarding Morgan Kelly's debt forgiveness proposal made at the Irish Society of New Economists annual conference. I discussed the problems associated with the introduction of a debt forgiveness programme and suggested that providing interest payment holidays may be a more appropriate solution to the problem.
I took part in an interview today with Stephanie Grogan on UTV radio on the German and French proposals for a more fiscally integrated eurozone. It can be listened to on various local radio stations including Cork 96 FM.
I contributed to an article published in today's Evening Echo on the introduction of the €100 Household Charge. The discussion focused on the fact that while the charge is needed, the introduction of a flat rate is regressive. The proposed value based tax for 2013/2014 will be more progressive, taxing those with higher value properties more.
I have just given an interview for UTV Radio. The interview was conducted by Stephanie Grogan. It was on the current bond market crisis Italy and Spain are facing. It will be broadcast on a number of local radio stations around the country. I outlined how Italy and Spain have gone above the threshold of 6% (which is considered the maximum sustainable rate) and how these are the highest bond rates either country has faced since joining the Eurozone. My view is that, while serious, the European Commission will act to help stabilise the issue. The long term implications are likely to be changes in the structure of the Eurozone and the Stability Fund proposed.
I have just given an interview on the Keith Shanley programme on Sunshine FM on the €100 housing tax. Over the weekend I also gave an interview which appeared in the Irish Sun on the Central Bank's forecast for the Irish economy.
An article published today in the Cork News newspaper (available here) which features an interview with me on the introduction of the new household charge of €100. In the article I outline how it is a regressive tax and the proportionately harder impact it will have on the poorer members of society.
Justin Doran is a Lecturer in Economics, in the Department of Economics, University College Cork, Ireland.