Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cat fight

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But some are more equal than others

So let me get it straight. The government effectively endorses Richie Boucher’s exorbitant salary of €840,000 as CEO of loss making Bank of Ireland, continues to pump millions of taxpayers money into sustaining the lucrative pensions of the AIB executives … Continue reading

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Fables of the reconstruction

A recent post about historic buildings in Ireland that have been endangered by the collapse of the property market got me thinking. Ireland has always been careless of its architectural heritage. The litany of crimes include the destruction of Georgian … Continue reading

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Their bark is worse than their bite

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Ireland: Buildings at Risk and the Irish Property Slump

Ireland: Buildings at Risk and the Irish Property Slump.

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Dog Day Afternoon

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Broke Park

Ironically on the day that Margaret Thatcher is buried across the water, the Unions in Ireland show us who is really in charge in this country. Successive Irish governments have been dancing dutifully to the Trade Unions’ tune and with … Continue reading

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Fair Play

Our present government is caught up in a whirlwind of self-righteous zeal, a crusade to abolish all perceived inequities in society and replace them with a fair, equal, democratic society devoid of religion, sex, class, vice and colour. Minister for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ireland, Where Mortgage Payments Are Optional and the Banks Are a Mess

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With laws that make foreclosures almost impossible and a financial sector stuffed full of bad loans, the Emerald Isle’s problems might only just be getting started Among the many nasty side-effects of the European debt crisis,…

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The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole

As the hysteria around Croke Park Two escalates, outspoken GP Dr Ruairi Hanley talked a lot of sense on Newstalk this morning. The HSE (Health Service Executive) has an annual budget of €13.4 billion. Despite this, Ireland’s Health Service is … Continue reading

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