Category: Investment

Buses are not widgets

James Wickham 17/11/2009

James Wickham: In a recent article in the Irish Times (29/10/2009) Sean Barrett criticised the new Public Transport Regulation Bill. He claimed it …

The Procrustean bed of statistics

Michael Taft 12/11/2009

Michael Taft: In Greek mythology the rogue Procrustes had an iron bed in which guests were invited to rest on. He would then hold them down and, if …

How are we going to pay for a Learning Society?

Slí Eile 24/10/2009

Slí Eile: It is necessary to point out that no society anywhere in the world provides ‘free education’. Paying for teachers, other staff, …

Kenmare Dublin Economics Workshop

Slí Eile 17/10/2009

Slí Eile: The chorus is in full swing. The Dublin Economic Consensus workshop in Kenmare. Cuts, Deflation, Now, No Alternative. Even Garrett the …

Nobel Prizes for Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson

Slí Eile 13/10/2009

Slí Eile: Yesterday, it was announced that a Nobel prize is to be awarded to Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University in the USA 'for her analysis of …

Placing citizenship centre-stage: Michael D's take on the debate and what's missing


Michael D. Higgins' opinion piece in today's Irish Times is well worth a read, especially in view of recent debates here on social welfare, rent …

Lower Rents Still Higher Than Rent Supplement in Dublin

Nat O'Connor 18/08/2009

Nat O'Connor: Rents drop 17% over 12 months according to DAFT’s latest Rental Report. This headline will be referred to in the next Budget to …

How to create jobs

Slí Eile 13/08/2009

Slí Eile: From a Financial Times editorial (The Luck of the Irish) of 10 August on the current state of the Irish

STT bid for Eircom

Donal Palcic 06/08/2009

Donal Palcic: The fifth change of ownership of Eircom now appears imminent with Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) very likely to make a deal to …

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