Category: Investment


There's loads of money left

Michael Burke 15/12/2011

Michael Burke: The FT’s Martin Wolf has an interesting piece in yesterday's paper. He discusses the latest EU summit and highlights the …

A new deal is required

Tom McDonnell 01/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: On Monday and Tuesday we will be treated to the latest instalments of the austerity show. While the structural deficit does need to be …

The need for climate change legislation, or, the best laid plans . . . need a big stick

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 11/11/2011

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: Minister Phil Hogan has responded to claims that he “has no intention of introducing legislation to set out Ireland’s stall …

State Investment Bank

Sean Ó Riain 31/10/2011

Sean O Riain: Michael O’Sullivan and I have an article in today’s Irish Times arguing for a state investment bank. Some links to supporting …

Second Republicans versus Banana Republicans

Tom McDonnell 13/10/2011

Tom McDonnell: The latest Dublin Review of Books is out and this time we have a contribution from the always cogent Michael O'Sullivan. It's well …

Investment denial and the new road map

Michael Taft 10/10/2011

Michael Taft: Colm McCarthy’s post on Irish Economy takes a sceptical look at ‘productive investment’, or more precisely, the Government’s …

Short-term fiscal book keeping over strategic thinking

Slí Eile 03/09/2011

Slí Eile: Given the current drive to scale back on the quality and quantity of public service here are some interesting and provocative comments on …

Social Impact Bonds - Thinking Outside the Box

Sinéad Pentony 24/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: At a time when public and private investment is badly needed it’s important to think outside the box and look at different …

A long malaise

Michael Taft 10/08/2011

Michael Taft: With years of austerity ahead, resulting in weak growth and high unemployment, freezing interest rates and another round of …

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