Category Archives: Uncategorized

← Older posts

Income tax relief?

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent “ My officials constantly model and examine potential options for changes to the tax system for my consideration as part of the overall Budget package”, said Michael Noonan in a written reply to Sinn Féin … Continue reading

Boucher’s veto is a blow to State’s debt plan

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Bank of Ireland’s CEO Richie Boucher has waved two fingers at the Government’s efforts to resolve the personal debt crisis. Last week Mr Boucher told the Oireachtas Finance Committee his bank would veto any insolvency … Continue reading

Dog whistle politics and the next Budget

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Sometimes it really is amazing how people only hear what they want to hear. Last week’s ESRI quarterly commentary is a case in point.

Reflections on my first year as Science & Tech Correspondent

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Last week marked twelve fast-paced, fun, demanding and extremely interesting months since I was appointed as RTE’s first Science and Technology Correspondent. Over the course of that first action packed year, I’ve had the … Continue reading

IMF focuses on distressed loans

Posted on by Sean Whelan

  The latest IMF Global Financial Stability Report contains a substantial item on distressed bank loans in the Euro Area. It comes to the conclusion that “without significant policy efforts to address the burden of nonperforming loans, some economies may … Continue reading

Cold Comfort: Iceland after the crash

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor Comment on this article via Twitter This time three years ago, Ireland put €24bn into its banks to keep them afloat. It was hoped it would be the last occasion when the taxpayer would be … Continue reading

NCC warning on competitiveness challenges

Posted on by Sean Whelan

  At least the National Competitiveness Council hasn’t been taken in by the hype over property prices. It clearly sees the dangers of rapidly rising house prices and rental costs – at least from a cost competitiveness point of view.  … Continue reading

Housing market isn’t playing by the rules

Posted on by David Murphy

It is difficult to say exactly what is happening to the housing sector – but the market certainly is not behaving as it should. Above is the latest information from the Central Bank regarding lending to Irish households. The red … Continue reading

10 questions about the end of Microsoft XP support answered

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody WHAT IS ALL THIS FUSS ABOUT WINDOWS XP? Like most software developers, Microsoft sends out regular updates to its operating systems and other programs. These patch over any vulnerabilities that have emerged, … Continue reading

Intel Inside the Irish economy

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In 1989, when Intel announced it was to begin manufacturing computer motherboards in Ireland, the then Minister for Industry and Commerce, Dessie O’Malley, made some projections about likely employment arising from the … Continue reading

← Older posts