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Guest post by Donal Palcic: Next Generation Broadband and the Smart Economy

Donal Palcic 30/07/2009

Donal Palcic: I read with interest the recent first report of the DCENR’s Knowledge Society Strategy process (entitled Technology Actions to …

The Learning Society

Slí Eile 09/07/2009

Slí Eile: In my previous post on “Capitalising on Culture, Competing on Difference: Innovation, Learning and Sense of Place in a Globalising …

Cuts and economic activity

Michael Taft 06/07/2009

Michael Taft: While we await the publication (or, at least, the drawn-out leaking) of the An Bord Snip Nua report, it is well to be reminded of the …

The Pro-Nuclear bias of the Irish Academy of Engineers review of Irish Energy Policy

29/06/2009

John Barry: The Irish Academy of Engineers Review of Ireland's Energy in the Context of a Changing Economy has been discussed over on …

More Cutting Times (Rent Supplement)

Nat O'Connor 29/06/2009

Nat O'Connor: Today’s Irish Times suggests that rent supplement (along with child benefit) is being targeted for cuts by the Special Group on …

The Ryanair Model of Development?

James Wickham 05/05/2009

James Wickham: Ryanair is an Irish success story. Ryanair’s high profile CEO, Michael O’Leary, is one of the country’s home grown billionaires. …

Eircom: topsy-turvey economics

Paul Sweeney 20/04/2009

Paul Sweeney: The bid last week for Eircom is yet another nail in the coffin of the Anglo Saxon model of liberal economics. Even Fine Gael called for …

The budget, the over-fifties and the under-fives

Jim Stewart 15/04/2009

Jim Stewart: The recent supplementary budget, while removing a considerable amount of income from almost everyone, also treated some groups in …

Growing up about taxes

James Wickham 14/04/2009

James Wickham: Maybe it’s time to grow up about taxes. One feature of the Celtic Tiger years was the way in which Ireland’s role as a low tax …

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