Tag Archives: economic collapse

Someone needs to define affordability in mortgages

This is a version of a column which appeared in the Irish Examiner 14 September 2013 Since the appearance of the banks before the oireachtas committees last week we have seen a lot of discussion on the mortgage issue. Like … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the (Clara) wall, who is the sorriest of all?

‘No one more sorry than I about what happened,’ says Cowen – Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times – Fri, Aug 30, 2013. I have never met Brian Cowen. The closest I came was twice, … Continue reading

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Ireland is, probably, not Greece….

This is an expanded version of an oped published in the Irish Examiner 12/January/2013 So, we are back in the bond market, which must mean that every thing is great, and the recession is over….. three cheers….no? really? Well, one … Continue reading

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Euro deal saves Ireland? Maybe…

It’s not clear that it does. I’m not sure it’s a seismic (Enda Kenny) or massive (Eamonn Gilmore) deal. And it happened because of Spanish and Italian pressure. So far as we can see at present there are three parts … Continue reading

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(so far 8) questions on the Fiscal Compact which I would like answered..

Following up on my blogpost today and just in time for the sunday business and talking heads shows, some questions spring to mind on the Fiscal Compact. Feel free to pose these to relevant politicians or better yet to answer … Continue reading

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