Ireland

Ireland’s staggering hypocrisy on climate change – The Guardian – 26/07/2017

On the face of it, Ireland appears to be acting on climate change. Last year it appointed its first ever “climate action minister”, and in June it outlawed onshore fracking. What’s more, the telegenic new taoiseach Leo Varadkar dedicated much of the first day of his Cabinet retreat to discussing climate change.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/07/26

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Irish government debt four times pre-crisis level, NTMA says – FT – 10/07/2017

The country’s general government debt is €200bn — four times the level it was in 2007, before the crisis hit and the country’s banking sector collapsed, the NTMA said at the launch of its 2016 annual report and half-yearly update.

Source:  FT, 2017/07/10

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ireland is first ‘advanced economy’ to seek IMF public spending advice – here are the others – Business Irish – 13/07/2017

Ireland has joined ex-war-zones, former Soviet states and developing countries in seeking an International Monetary Fund (IMF) examination of public spending.

Source:  Business Irish, 2017/07/13

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

OECD Irish warning from 2006 resonates – Irish Examiner – 08/06/2017

The last time the OECD warned about the possibility of a housing bubble in Ireland was on the eve of the financial crash, in June 2006.

Source:  Irish Examiner, 2017/06/08

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ireland named sixth most competitive country in the world – NewsTalk – 01/06/2017

The positive 2017 placing was attributed to Ireland's recent economic performance, strong and consistent inward investment and a high level of business efficiency.

Source:  NewsTalk, 2017/06/01

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Brexit poses a serious threat to economic prosperity – The Irish Times – 12/04/2017

Ireland’s failure to invest sufficiently in infrastructure and its inability to tackle the under-resourcing of the education sector pose risks to the country post-Brexit, according to a new report.

Source:  The Irish Times, 2017/04/12

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Why do the Irish still owe more than the Greeks? – The Irish Times – 07/03/2017

Ireland has third-highest government debt per capita, behind only Japan and US

Source:  The Irish Times, 2017/03/07

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

European Commission seeks reviews of Ireland’s low rates of Vat – Irish Examiner – 23/02/2017

The European Commission has called on the Government to install “systematic” reviews of all its reduced rates for Vat, such as its low level of tax on hotels and restaurants, and has warned again on the State relying too much on corporate taxes.

Source:  Irish Examiner, 23/02/2017

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

European Commission seeks reviews of Ireland’s low rates of Vat – Irish Examiner – 23/02/2017

The European Commission has called on the Government to install “systematic” reviews of all its reduced rates for Vat, such as its low level of tax on hotels and restaurants, and has warned again on the State relying too much on corporate taxes.

Source:  Irish Examiner, 2017/02/23

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Ireland votes in favour of law to become world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels – Independent – 27/01/2017

Bill seeks to drop coal, oil and gas investments from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Source:  Independent, 2017/01/27

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |