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Archive for October, 2010

‘Let’s face the fear and do it anyway’.
Brendan O’Connor: Sunday Independent: 24 October 2010

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They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them.” (Ezekiel 23:37)

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People Vs Banks

As Des Derwin noted in this comment on ILR, the list of guests on Morning Ireland yesterday was representative of the crisis at it is now being presented. The ERSI report released that morning was the focus point as it contradicted the argument that formed the basis of the talks in Government Buildings on Wednesday. […]

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Dole TV - Program 5 from DCTV on Vimeo.

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Does anyone know where I could get a copy of the 1994 newsletter from Morgan Stanley that first used the phrase ‘Celtic Tiger’ by any chance? I’ve spent the last couple of days on the web trying to find it but no joy at all. The newspaper reports at the time all talk about it […]

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I was just about to head off to bed when I read this on the Irish Times website: Minister rejects claim tax breaks fuelled over 2,800 ‘ghost estates’.
THE GOVERNMENT has rejected suggestions that tax breaks which encouraged residential development during the boom years fuelled the construction of more than 2,800 so-called “ghost estates”.
Minister of State […]

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For Charlie McCreevy’s role in all of this, have a read of this post we published back in 2007.
Photos taken from ghostestates.com. Music by Blur.
From Austin Hughes, October 2007:
…the proportion of unoccupied dwellings here is slightly below the EU average. A surge in spending power that made ownership of holiday homes and accommodation for children […]

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I covered this yesterday, but new figures were released today.
From the Irish Independent:
THE average price of a house dipped below €200,000 for the first time since 2002, new figures reveal.
A buyer of a house can now expect to pay €190,698, a national house price level not seen for eight years.
House prices peaked at €311,000 three […]

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