Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

Occupy was right, says Bank of England director

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan @seanwhelanRTE This might just be the speech of the year.  Andrew Haldane, the Executive Director of the Bank of England in charge of Financial Stability, and a top policy making official at the bank, went … Continue reading

Short & Medium term issues – Schauble breaks down the Irish bank debt problem

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan @seanwhelanRTE Wolfgang Schäuble’s visit to Dublin was designed to avoid causing another fit of the vapours among hypersensitive commentators on Ireland’s debt problems.  He largely succeeded in that objective by sticking to the script written … Continue reading

Bailout number two – is it worth it?

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy @davidmurphyRTE An intriguing characteristic of this crisis has been the fact that the impossible can miraculously become possible. Germany had been opposed to giving Ireland a deal on bank debt. Then last weekend after some speed diplomacy … Continue reading

IMF’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan @seanwhelanRTE “Assuredly it does not pay to be good”, said economist John Maynard Keynes. The economist was writing about Britain’s efforts to deal with the high level of debt it had built up after the first … Continue reading

Government plans for collecting property tax

Posted on by David Murphy

by David Murphy, Business Editor @davidmurphyRTE The words “property tax” are striking fear and anguish into the hearts of Irish households across the country. It is clear the Troika and many politicians have been less than impressed with the €100 … Continue reading