Monthly Archives For February 2012

Unlocking NAMA

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When NAMA takes over a building it appoints a receiver’s firm to manage and to realize the value of that property. In the case of 66/67 Great Strand Street when enforcement action was taken on…

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A View from the Streets of Athens

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Thanks to Anne who sent this to Irish Left Review and a number of other undisclosed recipients last night. This is a note from my son who is half-Irish, half-Greek, living in Pireaus and protesting…

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When You Came Home This Evening

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When You Came Home This Evening Love, your hat was a toothpaste top unscrewed to reveal hair crazier than your mother. Your nose was a sick baby Robin and your knees two creaking floorboards. Your…

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Greece: a Sisyphean task | Michael Roberts

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Greece: a Sisyphean task | Michael Roberts In a Eurozone that is unwilling to share its surplus with weaker, hardest hit economies there is no other option for those economies but default. Despite the agreement…

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Unlock NAMA Talk 28 Jan 2012

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This is a recording of the talk I gave at the Unlock Nama campaign launch, which took place on Saturday 28 Jan 2012, at 66-67 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1. It’s about 22 minutes long….

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Catastrophic Event

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As we approach the centenary of the Republic’s Proclamation in a state of economic chaos and democratic underdevelopment will we be remembered for our failures rather than our resolution? On the face of what we…

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