Financial crisis

The financial crisis, ten years on

17 August 2017 17:07

It has been ten years since the start of the global financial crisis, and much has been written about whether…

Another Horror Story from Zombie Ireland

28 June 2013 12:29

Here’s a snapshot of life in 21st century Ireland: Vincent Campbell sold a house and 4.75 acres of land outside…

Mervyn’s mini mea culpa

3 May 2012 17:34

The newspapers and internet today are full of headlines about Mervyn King admitting the Bank of England was ‘late to…

GOD isn’t good enough for Threadneedle Street

3 May 2012 12:44

When Gus O’Donnell was running the civil service, he was known by his initials — GOD. It seems to have…

The existential threat to the EU

28 September 2011 10:56

Away from the Liverpool, the Eurozone crisis continues. Market confidence appeared to be growing after European leaders sketched a debt…

Ireland and the Kubler-Ross Model of Grief

25 February 2011 1:46

Irish Policeman Ronan McNamara and presiding electoral officer Hugh O’Donnell carry the ballot box from the ferry on Inishfree Island,…

Michael Lewis & the Wizards of Dublin

2 February 2011 19:39

Michael Lewis’s Vanity Fair piece on the Irish collapse is less entertaining than his trips to Greece and Iceland. Perhaps…