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The Banking Inquiry Requires Us to Overcome Our Own Political Catch 22

The Banking Inquiry Requires Us to Overcome Our Own Political Catch 22

Holding the banking inquiry in year five of this Government means a lot of relevant information is coming to light too late. Nonetheless, testimony in recent weeks points to big lessons we can and must still learn. The challenge is overcoming our own political Catch 22. And the public nature of the inquiry might just...
Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland Could Be Taking on a Leadership Role in Finding Solutions for Greece

Ireland as a Troika programme country could take a leading role in resolving this crisis. Instead of dictating specific terms, we could be helping to create the systems which would keep Greece afloat.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/enECumc3QmU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
We Need a Solution to Housing Crisis

We Need a Solution to Housing Crisis

There’s been so much talk about a housing crisis in Wicklow, that for many, it’s probably fading into the background noise. But imagine this – you’re living in your home and have been paying your mortgage for years. You have two beautiful children, who are doing well in one of Wicklow’s many fantastic schools. Your...
So, Have We Learned Nothing from the Crash? It Seems So

So, Have We Learned Nothing from the Crash? It Seems So

Last week the Irish Financial Advisory Council, IFAC, sounded warnings that Fine Gael/ Labour are slipping rapidly into the old Budgetary habits of Fianna Fail. Having lived through the consequences of what short-term, technically incompetent fiscal management can do to a country, this should set off alarm bells for every man and woman in the...
KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

KPMG is Being Asked to Investigate a Sale it Helped Run

Today I talked to Sean O’Rourke about ongoing controversy surrounding IBRC. KPMG is being asked to investigate a sale it helped to run.
Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Yesterday, I spoke to RTE News at One about the ongoing controversy surrounding Siteserv. The information which has arisen as a result of freedom of information requests made by Deputy Catherine Murphy needs to be investigated and the serious questions which arise need answers.