Tagged By Irish Economy

All is Well, Really Really Well

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The Exchequer figures are out.  And they are not good.  Coming into this year, the Government had a strong wind at its back, with €1 billion being carried forward from Budget 2011.  That wind has…

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Another Day in the Spin Factory

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It is hard work tracking the real impact of a Government announcement, rather than relying on press handouts, Departmental briefing notes and Ministerial statements.  Take the Government’s Infrastructure Stimulus announcement last week:  €2.25 billion, 13,000 jobs,…

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Raising the Floor

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In a previous post we looked at how our rich are richer than the rich of other European countries.  Our rich grab a higher proportion of disposable income.  That’s one side of the coin.  Let’s look…

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The Good, the Bad and the Curious

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What are to make of the CSO’s release of new GDP figures?  The Irish Times claimed it showed the domestic economy growing for the first time in two years.  The Independent claimed it put our targets at risk….

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Bathing the Rich

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Okay, so you’re not one of those who believe in soaking the rich.  But what about bathing?  A good bath is healthy for the body and the mind.  And the economy.  There are a number…

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