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Archive for January, 2013

This is very brief - really just to get it noted before I forget to do so. We had a good workshop last week. We all presented a bit of research we had done into women and the workforce in Ireland. Moving on, we took to look at five areas for the next meeting:
1. The […]

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God Loves a Tryer


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You’ve got to hand it to the US House of Representatives. Whenever there’s a problem with the world, it holds a hearing. The report below is from 2010 and carries the title, “Building a Science of Economics for the Real world.’
The picture quote is from Robert Solow, by his own admission ‘a quite traditional mainstream […]

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Troll Economics

Someone on politics.ie has referred to me as a brain damaged lunatic. Should I sue? The comment was referring to Michael Taft’s article on Ireland’s bank debt which they thought was “bonkers”:
“first of all I couldn’t find any of them explicitly mentioned in the Eurostats report. And by the way we know that 41bn Euro […]

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Article from John Mooney of the Sunday Times, 6 May 2012.
Drugs seized in swoop on Irish horse shipment
BYLINE: John Mooney
A CONSIGNMENT of cannabis worth (EURO)600,000 (£485,000) and a four-figure sum in cash were seized by police in Scotland last week after a truck transporting Irish horses was stopped en route to an abattoir in […]

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Joe Deasy, 1922-2013

Joe Deasy, veteran Irish Marxist, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. I had the privilege of recording Joe in his home in 2009. This is an extract from the interview, where Joe talks about the Inchicore/Ballyfermot cooperative, which was shut down after pressure was imposed from the Catholic Church. By way of tribute, […]

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Aengus Mac Grianna slip-up live on television… by maynooth2008

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[Edit 25 Jan 2013: just found an article from the Irish Independent from 22 July last year which had already covered this story. Article is here.]
This is Miriam O’Callaghan’s company, Baby Blue Productions, and the amount of corporation tax due over the past three years. The information is from the FAME database of UK and […]

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