Category: Banking and finance


Guest Post by Arthur Doohan: "Federalise the Debt" has become a mantra and a “meme” in recent weeks

12/08/2011

There are many people in the world who hope that someone else can, with a few waves and strokes of an implement, make all their troubles go away. The …

Cost/benefit analysis of complying with the ECB’s wishes

Tom McDonnell 27/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: Namawinelake has put up part of the transcript from Minister Noonan's interview yesterday on 'The Week' programme. Evidently the ECB …

A long, long, long way to go

Michael Taft 16/06/2011

Michael Taft: A good step; but a very small step: the Finance Minister’s announcement that the Government will seek a substantial write-down of the …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: The burning of the bondholders

Arthur Doohan 02/06/2011

Arthur Doohan: There is something of a scramble to jump onto the bandwagon of those seeking to attend the 'burning of the bondholders'. What could …

The economic consequences of the ECB - "an unrepayable debt is an unrepayable debt"

Tom McDonnell 19/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: It seems the war dogs of the ECB have threatened to cut off Greece’s access to liquidity if it defaults. Jean-Claude Trichet even …

TASC launches discussion paper on debt and banking crisis

19/05/2011

TASC today launched a discussion paper by TASC policy analyst (and PE blogger) Tom McDonnell, The Debt and Banking Crisis: Progressive Approaches for …

Social Justice Ireland

Slí Eile 16/05/2011

Slí Eile: Some strong and clear messages emerge from Social Justice Ireland in its latest Socio-Economic Review. It makes the case that: 'It is …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: The place to be is Mr. Justice Kelly's Commercial Court room on Monday morning

06/05/2011

Buried in the terms of the latest buyback of AIB bonds is an explicit attempt to reverse the 'hierarchy of credit'. Doesn't sound like much, does it? …

Those who live by the bond yield ...

Michael Taft 21/04/2011

Michael Taft: Remember all those comments in the days following the latest bank-bailout? How the markets had sent positive signals? That confidence …

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