Should we just hold our noses and lift the banker pay cap?
Relaxing the cap would require passing a law through the Oireachtas. TDs would have to take a vote, and stand over it. It would be controversial, and the opposition would make hay. This is why it's probably not going to happen.
24th May, 2022 - 5 min read
The ECB is building a digital currency. The worry is that it’ll be too successful
The ECB's privileged position at the centre of the economy is threatened by private digital currencies, so it building a digital currency of its own. But doing so risks blowing up the business model of the banks.
17th May, 2022 - 4 min read
Derek Delaney’s Waystone is quietly headed for $1tn of assets under management. The next step is an IPO
Ireland is emerging as a capital of the fund management company industry, and native Irish businesses are leading the way. Here is Waystone's CEO Derek Delaney on building an Irish financial services giant.
13th May, 2022 - 6 min read
Enterprise Ireland is among the world’s most active VC investors. I spent months trying to work out its returns
It's hard to understand Enterprise Ireland's overarching goals. It's even harder to understand whether or not it's achieving them, as I discovered during my journey to understand its returns.
3rd May, 2022 - 11 min read
Sean Keyes: What the evolution of Enterprise Ireland says about Ireland’s industrial policy
The government needs to figure out what it’s trying to achieve with its industrial policy. Only then can a body like Enterprise Ireland line up behind the strategy, and work out the best way to get it done.