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Archive for April, 2011

SamNolanInterview from DCTV on Vimeo.
This interview is part of DCTV’s May Day schedule.

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Irish exceptionalism is all the rage these days. I wonder, though, if the Americans and British point to the dramatic rise in Irish house prices after 1997 as the main cause of their housing bubbles? After all, the Irish people as a whole are responsible for these bubbles, no?
The graph for U.S. house prices is […]

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Irish monetary policy, from 1922 to 1997, has received a bit of a free ride from Irish historians. Lord knows why, as the decisions undertaken created major stumbling-blocks to the development of the economy post-independence.
Here’s an extract from an Irish Times article, 21 May 1956, which quotes Seán MacBride speaking at the Ard Fheis of […]

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I’ll be giving a talk at the book fair, in a session based around Sins of the Father: Tracing the Decisions That Shaped the Irish Economy.
More details on the bookfair here.
No admission charge. All welcome!

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[Repudiate the Debt Campaign]
The press revelations of claims made by the former Finance Minister, that the European Central Bank and the European Union played the decisive role in forcing the bank bailout in the form of the bank guarantee confirm what our campaign has been saying since its foundation.
The Irish people will be forced to […]

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AN BORD SNIP NUA


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SPENCER DOCK DUBLIN


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Going through the proofs for Sins of the Father at the moment, and this editorial from the Irish Times popped up at me while I was checking the chapter on finance.
Got to love the cheerleaders for financial innovation, eh?

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Until recently I had never read a David McWilliams book. I had dipped into them for research purposes, but I’d never sat down and actually read one from cover to cover - to read it in its own terms, as it’s meant to be.
Last week I was in Readers Paradise in Wexford and they were […]

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[Statement from Communist Party of Ireland on the McCarthy Report]
Once again Colm McCarthy has delivered what the Irish establishment and their EU and IMF masters desired. The proposal to sell off large sections of valuable state companies and assets is yet another example of how bankrupt the political and economic establishment has become and how […]

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