Sinead O’Sullivan: What a trip to Sardinia taught me about wealth
The Polaroid photos of my trip to Sardinia with the mountains, the beaches, and my friends are pinned next to my desk, just to remind me that in moving back to Europe, I became the equivalent of an American billionaire seemingly overnight.
Nitrates, slurry and the quest for renewable energy
Farmers and politicians are flocking to this week’s Ploughing in an atmosphere of distrust after the nitrates derogation was repealed. The missed opportunity to turn excess farm waste into biogas illustrates poor joined-up thinking in national policy.
The green jersey – part 4: The State is becoming existentially reliant on corporation tax
No one really cares where windfall corporation tax is coming from as long as it keeps coming and, absent radical political change in the US, it likely will. What to do with it? We currently have no coherent answer.
The green jersey – Part 3: Why has the US stood by while big tech and big pharma Irish-shored so much of its tax base?
No one really thinks that Ireland’s €250 billion domestic economy is generating €200 billion in profits for American multinational firms. To recover its tax base, the US should reform its own rules.