Category: Investment


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 …

The realm of forgetting

Michael Burke 18/06/2011

Michael Burke: I’m guessing that Dan O’Brien may not be every reader of this blog’s favourite economic commentator. Just a hunch. But reading a …

Why are businesses going out of business?

Michael Taft 01/06/2011

Michael Taft: To listen to employers’ groups and Minister Bruton, you’d think that businesses are going out of business because the lowest paid …

Slight but important clarification

Tom McDonnell 10/05/2011

Tom McDonnell: I believe I was slightly taken out of context in the Irish Times today. I was quoted as saying “...austerity measures would not …

The Hunt Report, and how to close the deficit

Michael Burke 11/01/2011

Michael Burke: There are many shortcomings in the Hunt Report ‘National Strategy for Higher Education’ – but one thing that’s very useful. …

Ireland needs partners, not predators

Michael Burke 04/01/2011

Michael Burke: One of the problems for those arguing for an investment-led response to the crisis is that €17.5bn of this economy's current assets …

Guest post by Gerard Doyle and Tanya Lalor: Getting more bang for your buck

13/12/2010

In this guest post, Gerard Doyle and Tanya Lalor of TSA Consultancy make the case for social enterprise to be part of any future stimulus programme. …

Running out of logic

Michael Burke 11/11/2010

Michael Burke: The Finance Minister's statement that, if the government's Budget is not passed the country will run out of money, has been examined …

House Swap on Ghost Estates

26/10/2010

Nat O'Connor The Department of the Environment has published a report into the state of 120,000 dwellings in Ireland's unfinished, 'ghost' housing …

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