I’m writing up an article on the shadow banking system for the print edition of Irish Left Review that we’re hoping to bring out sometime in September, and at the moment I’m working through my description and analysis of the emergence of the euro-dollar and the break-up of the Bretton Woods system. I’ve gone back […]
Archive for July, 2012
There is a €2,000 penalty for the false use of an emergency button on a Dublin Luas tram. Press it twice and you will be liable for a greater fine than the one faced by Sean Fitzpatrick under section 60 of the Companies Act.
The comparison may be a mite unfair, though, as Fitzpatrick has […]
I’m up in that Dublin for the week, minding my sister’s house and getting some work done in the libraries. Yesterday I went for a cycle around town after Trinity closed on its half-day Saturday, and ended up in the Park where I didn’t see any deers but did come across this instead.
You know when you read a phrase or someone mentions it and it kind of rings a bell?
Well, I always associate the phrase ‘we’re no angels’ not with the two films of that name, but with John Burton mainly because of the column written by Gene Kerrigan where he tells the story of Fine […]
I meant to place this powerpoint with an audio of the workshop held last week but it didn’t quite work out the way I expected. I’m not sure the presentation will make much sense to anyone who wasn’t there, but I thought I’d put it up all the same.