TASC is an independent, progressive think-tank with a focus on economic equality and democratic accountability. TASC engages in a wide range of policy research analyzing Ireland’s national budget and publishes an alternative budget. TASC’s work includes ‘equality proofing’ of budget measures and has also published on freedom of information legislation and associated issues.
- General Contact
- Second Floor, Castleriver House 14-15 Parliament Street Dublin D2 Ireland
Area of Expertise
- Access to information
- Participatory budgeting
- Poverty alleviation
- Transparency and accountability
Major Current Activities
TASC's staff have the primary role of generating policy proposals that would bring about increased economic equality and democratic accountability in Ireland. For example, more equitable models of property tax and water charges are recent projects. These policy proposals have an impact on the national budget as they relate to fiscal policy. For example, TASC's budget analysis includes looking at the macroeconomic impact of different budget decisions, such as the effect of state capital expenditure on the total level of fixed capital formation in the economy as well as the implications for short-term demand and the medium-term productive capacity of the economy in terms of physical infrastructure and human capital.