Tagged with: Irish economy


How fortunate to have avoided such disaster

Michael Taft 12/02/2010

Michael Taft: Pat McArdle celebrates the fact that the Fianna Fail government has taken up the austerity cudgels: ‘With hindsight, we were fortunate to have gone down the road we did. The alternative of job creation schemes or expansionary measures would have been disastrous.’ Let’s run through some comparative data to see just how …



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 …

A Smart Approach

Nat O'Connor 28/08/2009

Nat O'Connor: I agree with some of what Philip R Lane wrote today about taking a smart approach to balancing the public finances. I agree when he …

Budget 2009: Banking proposal and cuts in discretionary income the real news

Terry McDonough 07/04/2009

Terry McDonough: It is interesting that the initial reactions to the budget are emphasizing the stunning nature of the package. My own take is …

Stimulus for Development

Sean Ó Riain 30/03/2009

Sean O Riain: Commentators across the spectrum have worried that the April budget will tax and cut so much money out of the economy that we will face …

Trichet's narrow notions of competitiveness

Paul Sweeney 27/02/2009

Paul Sweeney: Yesterday, I got to shake the hand of the 5th most powerful man in the world - reluctantly! Yesterday, JC Trichet, the President of the …

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