Cutting the dog’s tail at the neck

first_imgLocal academic not happy with BudgetHEAD of Economics at the University of Limerick Dr Anthony Leddin, described Brian Lenihan’s budget as like cutting the dog’s tail at the neck.He predicted that the cutting €6billion from our €125billion economy will have a devastating impact.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I done my calculations and I expect this budget to reduce employment by 120,500 in the short term and drive down economic growth by 5.2%”.However, he said that the deflationary affects will result in a huge gain in competitiveness.“It should reduce inflation by 0.4% which will give us our only escape route through competitiveness and net exports”.His biggest concern is the apparent lack of a jobs strategy to balance these cuts.“There is absolutely no economic strategy in here whatsoever.Brian Lenihan’s performance as Minister for Finance has left a lot to be desired, according to the academic.“I don’t think he really understands the situation. Every single statement he has made so far has been factually incorrect. Every time he comes to a crossroads he has taken the wrong path”.He is horrified that the government have received consultation from top international economists in this situation.“This is like a hospital that has no doctor with mechanics in the operating theatre”.The economist was disgusted by the Gombeen politics at play to pass the budget.“It’s disgraceful that they had to deliver a casino in Tipperary and a hospital in Kenmare to get this budget through”.According to Dr Leddin there has also been complete failure to implement Colm McCarthy’s An Bord Snip Nua Report and confront expenditure in the public sector. NewsLocal NewsCutting the dog’s tail at the neckBy admin – December 9, 2010 683 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp Email Linkedin Previous articleFestival time in downtown LimerickNext articleStrong reaction to RTE Prime Time programme adminlast_img read more

2017 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize winners announced

first_imgLast Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, faculty and students celebrated the winners of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma Reischauer Prizes. The ceremony and reception were co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.Established in 1991, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane prize recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated past achievement and strong potential for future contributions to the study of Japan. Recipients are chosen among undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 years of Japanese, and are currently continuing their study of Japanese at Harvard. This year’s recipient is Zoe Lu. Lu began studying Japanese at Harvard during her sophomore year and has since progressed rapidly, currently taking 5th year level Japanese in addition to completing her studies in psychology and neurobiology. Kageyama-Hunt praised her “extraordinary fluency and eloquence” in the Japanese language as well as her efforts to foster cultural exchange as a member of Harvard Kendo Club. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to join Notre Dame faculty

first_imgPaul Ryan, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will join the Notre Dame faculty as a guest lecturer in economics and political science, the University announced in a press release Monday.Ryan, who recently finished two consecutive terms as Speaker of the House, has served as a Republican representative of Wisconsin’s first congressional district for the last 20 years. He will be joining former Indiana senator Joe Donnelly and former White House chief-of-staff Denis McDonough as “professors of the practice” at the University, the release said.“The study of political science is strengthened when students hear from people with real-world policy and political experience,” David Campbell, chair of the political science department at Notre Dame, said. “Having former officials in the classroom provides important insights for students — an opportunity to put the theories we study to the test.”Ryan will be lecturing on topics such as the basics of the United States government, current polarization in American politics and the intersection between Catholicism and economics, among other topics, the release said.Ryan has had family ties with Notre Dame for over 20 years, the release said.“[He] has his own connection to Notre Dame, where his brothers Stan and Tobin earned their bachelor’s degrees in economics,” the release said. “Ryan has visited Notre Dame many times over the years and now looks forward to getting directly involved with its students and faculty.”Ryan said he is looking forward to working and collaborating with Notre Dame students.“As an Irish Catholic from the Midwest, the University of Notre Dame has always held a special place in my heart,” Ryan said in the release. “It is an honor to be part of a University where Catholic principles, robust debates, academic freedoms and diverse viewpoints are allowed to flourish. As much as I hope to impart as a lecturer, I know that I will learn a tremendous amount from Notre Dame’s remarkable students as we discuss the big challenges before our nation and collaborate on how best to address them.”Ryan will assume his position as guest lecturer during the 2019-2020 academic year.Tags: denis mcdonough, Joe Donnelly, Paul Ryan, professor-of-the-practice, speaker of the houselast_img read more