Is White House correct to accuse Germany of gaming the euro?
- February 4, 2017, 11:00
First diesel engine emissions, now the euro. Is Germany fiddling the single currency with the same mendacity as Volkswagen did its diesel engines? Ins(...)
Austerity is not responsible for the recovery, experts claim
- January 19, 2017, 01:00
Austerity was necessary to correct Ireland’s public finances, but it was not responsible for the rapid recovery of the country’s economy subsequently,(...)
Michael Noonan is still key to the Government’s success
- September 24, 2016, 01:00
In just over two weeks, Michael Noonan will deliver the first budget of the new minority Government. It will be Noonan’s sixth budget, a modest giveaw(...)
Anne Looney named interim head of Higher Education Authority
- June 23, 2016, 14:59
Dr Anne Looney, the chief executive of the State’s advisory body on school curriculum and assessment, is to be appointed interim head of the Higher Ed(...)
Post-budget, Irish disposable incomes will remain vulnerable
- October 6, 2015, 01:00
In 2012 the average Irish household had a disposable income – once rent or mortgages had been taken care of – of €1,516 a month, according to the Cent(...)
‘Davos with jokes’ goes head to head with ‘Davos for geeks’
- November 3, 2014, 01:10
The Web Summit has been called “Davos for geeks”, but Kilkenomics is the “Davos with jokes”. The event returns for a fifth year this year, bringing to(...)
US companies not panicking yet over death of 'double Irish'
- October 15, 2014
As executives pore over the slow death of the “Double Irish” tax shelter favored by US companies, their reaction seems to be: don’t panic. The tax bre(...)
What’s the difference between a comedian and an economist?
- November 11, 2013, 01:00
“Leave the jokes alone!” warns comedian Karl Spain, after former US banking regulator Bill Black upstages him with a gag on the Friday night of Kilken(...)