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.
3rd May, 2022 - 3 min read
Fintan Drury: Crisis, what crisis? The case for a Crisis Management Agency
Ireland will become a desirable refuge for people caught up in war and climate disaster. This is our future, and it is clear from this government's response to the war in Ukraine, we are not prepared.
2nd May, 2022 - 9 min read
Paul Flynn: The All-Ireland championship is the GAA’s greatest asset and if they don’t invest in it, they risk squandering it
There are no certainties in sport and the lack of marketing around the new inter-county season increases the chances of a revolution in the game.
30th Apr, 2022 - 6 min read
A voyage round Anfield: How Liverpool built a stage for an era that will endure in the memory
Liverpool stand on the brink of unprecedented success, through good management, sound planning and one extraordinary piece of luck. Forty years after Dion Fanning first visited the ground with his father, he brought his son to Anfield for the first time.
30th Apr, 2022 - 10 min read
Politics, posturing and pay: Francesca McDonagh and the vexing issue of banker pay
Francesca McDonagh’s decision to leave Bank of Ireland has once again highlighted the thorny issue of salaries and bonuses in Irish banks. And, despite the complaints of bankers, the government will be ultra-cautious about relaxing the current regime any time soon.
29th Apr, 2022 - 5 min read
Stephen Kinsella: Having read the data, there are three sectors I am worried about for 2023
A fifth of all non-real estate SME lending is now coming from non-bank sources. It is a profound shift in how businesses are funded in this state and shows that banks are no longer ‘backing brave’.
28th Apr, 2022 - 6 min read
My Girl Anna: The pub deal, the once in a lifetime mare and the eight-year legal battle
As they spoke in the pub 12 years ago, Paddy Dunning and Owen Murphy never anticipated that My Girl Anna would enjoy such success and have such value. However, it shows the importance of prudence and the necessity of having contracts and agreements.