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The scenic route to public ownership

Slí Eile 25/12/2010

Slí Eile: 2010 - private banking emerges from the dark world. A slow crash. Now that €3bn+ has been raided from the National Pension Reserve Fund …

Listening to common sense

Slí Eile 18/12/2010

Slí Eile: Sometimes we don't like listening to one of our own. Hence, expertise from outside is used to reassure us. Take David McWilliams. The …

A budget that does not add up

Slí Eile 07/12/2010

Slí eile: The annual pantomime known as the Budget is an annual fixture. Since the onset of recession in 2008 it has assumed the proportion of an …

Why cuts are the wrong cure

Slí Eile 05/12/2010

Slí Eile: With less than 48 hours to go to the Budget we would do well to pause and think about the drive to cut more and more and to compound our …

Memorandum of Understanding

Slí Eile 01/12/2010

Slí Eile: These days a new Report arrives every few days. The EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding available here carries a text in bold red on the …

Countering left-wing ideology

Slí Eile 30/11/2010

Slí Eile: It may have come to the attention of readers of this blog-site that contributors are ideologically of the left espousing solutions and …

The story keeps shifting

Slí Eile 28/11/2010

Slí Eile: 28 November we are told (1) 'Without this external support, the State would not be able to raise the funds required to pay for key public …

A sneak pre-view of the 4-year plan

Slí Eile 21/11/2010

Slí Eile: An interesting insight from former IMF director, Donal Donovan, is given here. He writes in the Irish Times, last Friday, that: "These …

Cometh the moment of truth

Slí Eile 16/11/2010

Slí Eile: Some international organs of the media are showing a particular interest in Ireland which extends to the voices crowded out in the …

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