David Bell and David Eiser explore fiscal power issues and the proposals that have already been tabled. This blog originally appeared on the Scottish Fiscal and Economic Studies (ScotFES) website
In a guest blog, Frank Barry, Professor of International Business & Development at Trinity College Dublin, looks at the history of the Republic of Ireland’s economic policy and lessons for an independent Scotland.
Ireland’s separation from the United Kingdom in 1922 was achieved under very different circumstances from those prevailing today. Westminster had refused to accept the wishes of the Irish electorate as expressed in the 1918 General Election because of the consequences that the British government thought this would have had for the future of the Empire.