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Europe

Paul Sweeney 24/04/2019

I am writing this in the south west of France, in one of the many villages which were walled to protect from neighbours, looking out at the observation tower on the defensive walls (above). A great deal of investment for centuries was in defensive fortifications instead of productive roads, bridges and farms.   Many tiny kingdoms, baronies etc …



Should Ireland Stay in the EU?

Nat O'Connor 04/07/2017

Former Irish ambassador Ray Bassett has written a detailed report for the UK think-tank Policy Exchange entitled After Brexit, Will Ireland be Next …

Ireland’s New Capital Investment Plan and its New Industrial Strategy

Paul Sweeney 19/02/2017

A major speech made by the Taoiseach last Thursday 16th February on proposed changes in Irish economic policy was lost in the chatter about his …

Women at Work in Ireland

Paul Sweeney 03/01/2017

Did you know that until 1973 if a woman got married in the Irish civil service, she had to resign so that a man or single woman could take her job? …

Taoiseach appears to seek Increased Public Investment, as does OECD.

Paul Sweeney 13/06/2016

Paul Sweeney: The leak in the Irish Times (13th June 2016) that the Taoiseach has written to Mr Juncker, President of the EU Commisson, on the need …

International tax avoidance - an update

05/06/2013

In advance of the G8, it might be useful to update what’s happening with the main international movers on the question of international tax …

Taking stock

19/07/2012

Michael O'Sullivan: We are likely not yet even halfway through the euro-zone crisis. The latest episode in this soap opera brought a reasonably happy …

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