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Time to make AIB an Irish citizens' bank

Paul Sweeney 13/03/2017

The Government strategy for privatising AIB has focused solely on the art of the deal – the price, how much to sell, and when to sell our 99 per cent. There has as yet been no discussion about what comes next, including control of Ireland’s second-largest bank; its future governance; the importance of credit to SMEs and individuals; or where …



Company law as another beggar-my-neighbour policy?

Jan Cremers 12/03/2017

Since the introduction of the European internal market, company law has been increasingly judged in terms of its impact on ‘competitiveness’. …

The modern company: too important to be left to the shareholders alone?

James Wickham 15/02/2017

Is there only one way to run a company? If any group of people get together for a common economic activity, must they organise themselves as if they …

Ethics and regulation: complements, not alternatives

15/05/2013

Last week former Taoiseach and President of IFSC Ireland, John Bruton, said that the banking industry needed "to focus on ethics rather than …

Are worker directors good for business?

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 16/07/2012

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: TASC has today published a report on Worker Directors in Ireland, Good for Business? Worker Participation on Boards. This …

The four factors shifting power away from workers and citizens

Paul Sweeney 23/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: In developed countries, there has been a decline in labour’s share of national income going to wages for many years. This has major …

How well are organisations run?

Slí Eile 22/04/2011

Slí Eile: Nyberg, McCarthy, Doherty and Chopra..a busy fortnight past. Don't miss the following item in the Irish Times of Thursday 21st ("Massive …

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