Archive for the category: ‘Blog’

Saving the Centre -Op-ed for Sunday Independent

9th March, 2020

The political centre has served Ireland well since we opened to the world from the 1960s onwards. It has enabled us to become one......

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Op-ed on Annual Report of Project Ireland 2040

2nd May, 2019

In the aftermath of the 2008 economic collapse, Ireland’s public infrastructure spending was severely curtailed with capital investment lowered to 2.5 per cent of......

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Op-ed on No Consent, No Sale Bill 2019

7th April, 2019

  The legacy of the global financial crisis still casts a long shadow over those in mortgage arrears in Ireland.  Despite the fact that......

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Op-Ed Deepening Economic and Monetary Union

7th March, 2019

While Brexit appears to dominate the agenda at EU level, the reality is that many other hugely important policy debates are taking place. A......

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Op-ed on public pay – SBP

4th January, 2019

  A decade ago we lost our economic sovereignty, our economy plunged into the deepest of crises. The clear lesson learned is that the......

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Aligning ourselves with ‘our friends in the north’ – SBP op-ed

1st April, 2018

Last week I rang the opening bell on a new chapter in the Irish Stock Exchange’s history as part of Euronext, a family of......

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Op-ed on The new, new economy

9th February, 2018

The bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx takes place in May. When considering the changes in the Irish economy over the years, I......

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Ireland and the US – The Ties that Bind

19th November, 2017

Ireland’s ties to the United States are unique. Over 33 million US citizens claim Irish heritage. That’s fully 10% of the US population. And,......

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The Public Service Card is good for Ireland and its citizens: Irish Times op-ed

30th August, 2017

Much has been written and said about the Public Service Card (PSC) over the last couple of weeks and there has been much speculation......

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This Agreement is a fair deal for everyone – Irish Independent op-ed – WRC proposals

9th June, 2017

  The Public Service Stability Agreement proposals on pay and pensions between the Government and public sector unions, announced yesterday at the Workplace Relations......

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