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Past event

7th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference - Ulster University

The Future of Work: automation technology impacts: Session 1A Lena Jacobs, Department of the Taoiseach - Automation and Occupations: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Automation on Occupations in Ireland Dr Lisa Wilson, NERI - The Future of Work: the impact of automation technologies for...

Three big ideas to transform Ireland

Ideas drive behaviour. In societies the dominant ideas reflect many competing interests and value systems. What values guide economic activity and public policy in Ireland today? In An Ireland Worth Working For – Towards a new democratic programme, I propose three ‘big ideas’ to guide policy...

Dispelling some illusions

‘It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing, or shelter.’ So reads the revised Democratic Programme of January 1919...

Industrial Stategy - It's all in the game

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Foreign Direct Investment is something we talk a lot about in Northern Ireland. In terms of the industrial development we actually talk about little else. Getting big multinational firms to invest in Northern Ireland is seen as one of the key avenues to lifting our growth rate and becoming a...

Future positive

Let me begin this year with a confession. Had the NERI been in existence 11 years ago in January 2008 we might have anticipated an economic slow down rather than the biggest global economic crash since the 1920s. Economists and others, naturally, extrapolate from various trends over the preceding...