Category Archives: Economic outlook

Have Ireland’s 30-somethings been spoiled by expectations?

The entire country is aghast at the housing crisis, with over 8,000 homeless including 3,000 children. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has not helped matters by playing down the scale of the problem by describing it as low by international standards. The … Continue reading

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Why Brexit will be good for Ireland’s economy

A glance at official figures on Ireland’s international trade Continue reading

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Fuck Brexit, fuck economics …and fuck democracy

If EU nations are a stream of dominoes, Britain is the first brick to fall. Continue reading

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Why the Irish media is wrong about Brexit

The founding principle of the European Economic Community was “to preserve peace and liberty and to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe”. In the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, it is curious … Continue reading

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A recovery built on rising rents

There is a reason why the recovery is coinciding with a rise in rental prices. And rental prices are being driven by US vulture funds, who plan to sell once they make 30% profit. Continue reading

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Would you sacrifice wealth to create income equality?

French economist Thomas Piketty sparked a global debate on income inequality last year with the publication of his best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. His essential argument was that growth of invested capital would outpace growth of income. As … Continue reading

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Why peripheries will regret not adopting Greek philosophy on austerity

A look at why the periphery economies of the Eurozone might admire Greece’s stance on a bailout agreement Continue reading

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