Daily Archives: September 27, 2013

Honohan needs to go further to clear up mortgage confusion

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Slowly the mist is lifting. The strategy of Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan for cajoling banks to deal with mortgage arrears is becoming clearer.

Up to our neck in it

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Seán Whelan, Economics Correspondent OK, we know it’s bad, but how bad. The Fiscal Council has done us another favour by trawling through all the various state accounts to try and figure out the impact of the financial crisis … Continue reading

Why INFANT research centre is far from premature

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In theory journalists and correspondents aren’t supposed to be emotionally attached to or involved in the stories they cover. But in reality, that of course isn’t always possible. For all of our … Continue reading

Ireland and Innovation – a tale of two studies

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s strange how sometimes two studies, on the same topic, can be published within hours of one another; but with markedly differing conclusions. That was the case last week and the topic … Continue reading

Banks’ behaviour breaks spirit of arrears pact

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Stuffed with taxpayers’ money, comforted by a stabilising economy and buoyed by signs of life in the property market, the bankers are regaining their swagger. That change in attitude manifests itself in their behaviour towards … Continue reading

Machine to Machine and the Internet of Things

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Buried deep in the middle of Comreg’s report for the 2nd quarter of 2013, issued today, there’s a nugget of fascinating information which opens a window to the future. For the first … Continue reading

The Great Recession’s impact on taxation

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The OECD has published a working paper looking at the effect of the Great Recession on tax policy in member states over the past five years. The short version is: tax revenues fell initially, but … Continue reading

A week can be a disruptive time in tech

Posted on by Will Goodbody

Microsoft and Nokia are betting on Lumia success By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s been an eventful and arguably a disruptive week in consumer technology. First came the news on Tuesday of Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s phone … Continue reading