Posts by Dr Donal Palcic

Donal Palcic

Dr Donal Palcic

Donal Palcic is a lecturer in economics and Assistant Dean International at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. His primary area of research is in public sector economics with a particular focus on infrastructure policy, public enterprises, privatisation and public-private partnerships. Donal has co-authored Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy (2011) and has also published a number of refereed journal articles and book chapters on the same topic. He is a member of the Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships (P4) research group based in UL. Donal has also discussed privatisation-related issues both in the press and on national radio on various occasions (see P4 media page for details). In 2016, Donal spent five months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Cornell Program for Infrastructure Policy in the Department of Policy Analysis & Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University (USA).


ESB should build broadband network in co-operation with other State utilities

Donal Palcic, Eoin Reeves 19/10/2018

Last week’s controversial resignation of minister Denis Naughten is generally believed to have thrown the National Broadband Plan (NBP) into crisis. The truth is that the plan has been in crisis since two of the three bidders withdrew earlier this year. The current process should have been abandoned months ago. This is not what citizens craving …



NBP: Problematic privatisation

Donal Palcic 28/09/2018

The roots of the ongoing debacle with the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) can be traced back to the privatisation of Eircom. …

Incoherent privatisation policy a cause for concern

Donal Palcic 31/01/2012

Donal Palcic: Eoin Reeves and I have an opinion piece in the Irish Times today on the information that emerged in relation to the government's plans …

They're making a list, but are they checking it twice?

Donal Palcic 17/01/2012

Donal Palcic: The Irish Times reports that the Government has drawn up a shortlist of state assets to be sold that includes its remaining stake in …

Public = Bad, Private = Good

Donal Palcic 06/10/2011

Donal Palcic: I couldn’t let this one go. Marie O’Halloran in the Irish Times reports on Michael Noonan’s defence of the planned sale of state …

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. …

STT bid for Eircom

Donal Palcic 06/08/2009

Donal Palcic: The fifth change of ownership of Eircom now appears imminent with Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) very likely to make a deal to …

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