Category: Investment


Let us invest in the future

Michael Burke 24/02/2010

Michael Burke: In today's Financial Times, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf has an interesting piece on how we can get out of the crisis. He …

Latest rental figures

16/02/2010

The latest DAFT report is out covering rents, and PE's Michael Taft has written the quarterly commentary. The headline news is that rents have …

Government policies

Tom O'Connor 08/02/2010

Tom O'Connor: The exchequer figures published last week show that government tax revenues have fallen by €700 million from €3.7 billion in …

There are smarter ways to economic recovery

Stephen Kinsella 29/01/2010

Stephen Kinsella: The smart economy is a nice idea, perhaps even a good idea. But like most nice ideas, when exposed to reality, the smart economy …

Running to Stand Still: Next Generation Broadband in Ireland

Donal Palcic 29/01/2010

Donal Palcic: Forfás published its latest report on Ireland’s broadband performance last week and as usual it evoked a strong sense of déjà vu. …

More Light Touch Regulation? Dublin's Waste Collection Market

Eoin Reeves 25/01/2010

Eoin Reeves: In late December 2009 the Irish Times reported that High Court judge (Mr Justice Liam McKechnie) ruled that Dublin’s four local …

A Progressive Plan for Dublin (and the Country)?

Nat O'Connor 13/01/2010

Nat O'Connor: Dublin City Council have launched the Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 and are actively seeking "conversations with, and …

Finding facts in Fantasy Land

Michael Taft 03/01/2010

Michael Taft: One of my New Year’s resolutions was to spend less time on countering the arguments of the orthodoxy and develop positive analysis …

League tables and losing the plot

08/12/2009

This post was originally written on April 21st in response to an article in the Sunday Business Post. We are re-posting it following last night's …

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