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Tax trends in the OECD

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent The OECD has been looking at the impact of the economic and financial crisis on taxation. It’s part of their regular “Revenue Trends” series, with tax data going back to 1965. So what does it … Continue reading

Draghi drags feet on QE

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Editor Sean Whelan So, no quantitative easing this month – no surprise there. But the European Central Bank news conference by Mario Draghi was peppered with references to QE, and a statement from the ECB president that a … Continue reading

Broadband plan must deliver for rural Ireland

Posted on by Will Goodbody

    By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent Rural dwellers and business people could be forgiven for greeting today’s news of yet another plan to roll out state subsidised high-speed but affordable broadband to the non-commercially covered areas with … Continue reading

Noonan pricks the bubble in AIB shares

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor  You may have heard of somebody talking up shares, but talking them down is less frequent. That is what Finance Minister Michael Noonan has been doing by describing AIB’s stock as “overvalued” and attempting to … Continue reading

Communications breakdown hobbles Irish Water

Posted on by David Murphy

Here is a question – how much of the Irish Water controversy can be explained by poor communications and the failure to convincingly convey its strategy? As the Government prepares to unveil its new package of sweeten the bitter pill … Continue reading

Fear and loathing on mortgage arrears

Posted on by Sean Whelan

The fear and loathing over the Central Banks plan to impose an 80% Loan-to-Value limit on mortgage lending is somewhat overdone. 

Five Things I’ll Remember About Web Summit 2014

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent The Web Summit is over for another year. The three day event was broadly speaking a tremendous success for the organisers, the tech community here in Ireland and the wider economy. Time … Continue reading

The ECB letters

Posted on by Sean Whelan

by Sean Whelan Economics Correspondent The ECB is today examining the release for publication of four letters between Jean Claude Trichet and Brian Lenihan.  The letters are from the period October – November 2010, a particularly fraught time for the … Continue reading

Tony O’Reilly – the Real Deal

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy For decades Tony O’Reilly was Ireland’s richest man. He was eulogised as the ultimate Renaissance man: a sporting hero, marketing tycoon and philanthropist. But in June this year, his run of good fortune came to … Continue reading

Web Summit – it’s back!

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent If technology isn’t your thing then you should probably head off on holiday for the next few days. Because Web Summit is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Which means that over the … Continue reading

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