Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Chopra’s five lessons from the Irish bailout

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan In a survey article published by the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, 19th December, Ajai Chopra says “my involvement with Ireland over the past few years has been the capstone of a three-decade career at … Continue reading

Plenty of research funding on the Horizon

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody After all the planning, politicking, voting and spinning, this week finally saw the Irish launch of Horizon 2020, and the announcement of details of the first call for funding. The seven- year … Continue reading

Despite bailout exit, Ireland still not out of the woods

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Ordinary Irish people won’t notice the slightest difference between life before and after the bailout. Banking problems persist, unemployment is still high and the economy is sluggish. Conditions are improving. But it is far too … Continue reading

Europe’s plan to fix troubled banks is far from flawless

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The Irish taxpayer has already paid vast sums to fix the banks – so it can be easy to be cynical about Europe’s plans to deal with the next banking crisis, whenever that might occur. … Continue reading

A (sort of) farewell from the Troika

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan According to the European Commission, NAMA has sold 7,000 individual properties, raising €10 billion in the process.  It has also pulled in €4 billion in rent from its property roster.  And it has repaid (redeemed) … Continue reading