Daily Archives: November 29, 2013

What’s negative about rising property prices?

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The surge in Dublin property prices is making some people feel uncomfortable. They fear it could lead to cheerleading about the market. After all, it was that glorification of unsustainable prices which partly caused Ireland’s … Continue reading

Back to the future – the IMF’s advice in 1999

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Given all the recent talk about the Government seeking advice on the end of the Troika bailout, here is some that wasn’t taken on board as the last century ended – the last paragraph in … Continue reading

Building a bridge for the pensions gulf

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy When Governments create new taxes they tend to be reluctant to abolish them. So it was not surprising when it was announced that the Pensions Levy would continue to harvest capital in 2014 and 2015, … Continue reading

Dull document masks budgetary dynamite

Posted on by Sean Whelan

  By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan A potential outbreak of revolution has been picked up on RTÉ’s early warning political radar system. On Friday the European Commission published a document with the reassuringly dull title “2014 draft budgetary plans of … Continue reading

Console Wars – Xbox One v PS4

Posted on by Will Goodbody

Xbox One goes on sale here on November 22nd By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Brace yourself. A battle is about to take place in the technology and gaming industry, the likes of which hasn’t been seen for … Continue reading

Lessons from the Paul McGuinness school of business

Posted on by Sinead Crowley

By Arts & Media Correspondent Sinead Crowley Saturday, June 27th 1987. I’m 13, my jeans are stonewashed and I have a job in the local shop that pays a pound an hour. A customer looks at me sadly. “Are you … Continue reading

ECB wanted Ireland to take credit line, but Kenny decided to go it alone

Posted on by David Murphy

  by Business Editor David Murphy The biggest question regarding Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s announcement that Ireland is exiting the bailout without a credit line is whether it was the right thing to do. The ECB last week said it would … Continue reading

Cash flow (Newbridge edition)

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Hourly reporting.  That’s what the Central Bank imposed on Newbridge Credit Union back at the end of July.  The regulator wanted to know how much cash was leaving the credit union every hour. Why? – because the … Continue reading

Getting under the surface of Surface Pro2 and Sony QX100 smartphone lens

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody SONY DSC-QX100 WIRELESS SMARTPHONE LENS Sony DSC-QX100 – clever but at a cost When it comes to new gadgets, some are smart, others are innovative. But the new DSC-QX100 (and its little … Continue reading

Web Summit 2013 scaled new heights

Posted on by Will Goodbody

Elon Musk was this year’s biggest draw By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It is sometimes said that journalists are for the most part cynical. Always knocking. Forever trying to find fault. Prone to concentrate on the negative. … Continue reading