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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 …

Education cutbacks bad for economy

Sinéad Pentony 04/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Today’s news that class sizes are set to increase highlights the shortsightedness of responses to the fiscal crisis. As in many …

New Deal for Europe

Slí Eile 20/07/2011

Slí Eile: An extremely lucid and timely contribution by Miguel Carrion from at Eurointelligence here. He writes:The "New Deal for Europe" would …

Google and the case for broadband investment

Tom McDonnell 28/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: It is too easy in these days of high drama on the European stage to forget the fundamentals that will drive our eventual economic …

Headline growth

Michael Burke 23/06/2011

Michael Burke: Irish Economy Grows Fastest In Three Years, runs one headline on the Blooomberg news agency. It would be great to think that after all …

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