The Economy of Ireland: Policy Making in a Global Context

John O’Hagan, Francis O’Toole and Ciara Whelan (Eds) 

Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2021

Including chapter contributions from Paul Devereux, Frank Walsh and Ciara Whelan.

Chapter 7. Labour Market and Migration - Tara McIndoe-Calder and Frank Walsh

Chapter 12. Manufacturing and Internationally Traded Services - Ciara Whelan

Chapter 15. Education: Policy and Performance - Paul Devereux and Ciara Whelan

The Economy of Ireland (14th edition) takes a holistic examination of the Irish Economy in light of events including the Celtic Tiger boom, recession, recovery and a global pandemic.

The textbook considers the evolution of the Irish economy over time; the policy priorities for a small regional economy in the eurozone; the role of the state in policy making; taxation and regulatory policy; and the challenge of sustainable development. This provides a framework for analysing policy issues at a national 

level, including the Irish labour market and migration, inequality and poverty, and the care economy. The book then considers issues at a sectoral level, from agriculture and trade to the education and health sectors.

Packed with the latest available data, contemporary examples and analysis of topical issues, this is an ideal text for students studying modules on Irish Economics.