Category Archives: Economy & Employment

For @SinnFeinIreland #budget2018 is about choosing a side. #sfonyourside Príomh-mholtaí Shinn Féin:

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have chosen their side – it is the same side they have chosen since the foundation of the state – the side of the elites, the bankers, the property developers, the crony politicians. With this … Continue reading

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#LocalPropertyTax – my statement

There are three issues here: cause and effect, the distribution of costs, and proportionality. We know well about the removal of the local government fund, for which the Local Property Tax was to replace. This was a Central Government decision. … Continue reading

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‘Back to School’ for Wexford Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (by @WexfordCoCo Local Enterprise Office)

Wexford County Council’s Local Enterprise Office launches its Autumn range of business courses The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Wexford County Council has just unveiled its Autumn suite of business courses and clinics. The courses are open to everyone and … Continue reading

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Economic update – Gerry Adam’s was correct in 2011 hard-line stance to the IMF with the aim of getting a better deal

Gerry Adam’s hard-line stance to the IMF can be justified in the context of the terrible deal which Ireland received on it’s debt. A government that was spooked and stampeded by the small-time bullies of the Irish banks was never … Continue reading

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No: the EU/ECB/IMF/Troika did NOT “bail out Irish banks” nor “rescue” Ireland

… We rescued them. Just to clarify and back up my mention of this on Alan Corcoran’s show on South East Radio last week: Ireland has paid 42% of the total cost of the European banking crisis, at a cost … Continue reading

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UPDATE II: Little Clouds on the Horizon

43 Then he told his young servant, “Go and look toward the sea.” So he went and looked out to sea. “Nothing there,” he said. But Elijah told him to go back seven times. 44 On the seventh look, he … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Water

Some people have asked me about those “Irish Water” forms going out. Here’s what I think so far (an opinion – not infallible):

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Credible Debt Relief & Mortgage Distress Help & Info

Sinn Féin’s pamphlet “Time for a F.A.I.R. Approach to Mortgage Distress”: Information for those dealing with Mortgage Distress: Important and valuable information is available through these organisations and institutions: Insolvency Service of Ireland – Brief guide to Debt Solutions (PDF) … Continue reading

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ESRI Forecasting accuracy: Some track record

Buyer Beware on latest government uptalk re: 50,000 jobs predicted by ESRI… Broad comment and criticism of ESRI: Buck Stops Here – Irish Independent, June 2010 The ESRI forecast record (Community Comments) – The Irish Economy Blog, June 2010 ESRI … Continue reading

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Four out of five New Ross families directly affected by unemployment

The JFK festival showed what New Ross is capable of delivering. Unfortunately behind the glamour and prestige of what was a hugely successful event lies a world in which four out of five local families have been directly affected by … Continue reading

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