Archive for the 'Bankrupt ireland' Category
Taken on Monday, 17 April 2012
Ah, it could be worse. I could have paid money to read this article:
“Böll was writing about the Ireland of half a century ago, but how much, in its mass psychology and deep culture, has the country really changed since? Were we not, in the boom years, still in the grip of a 19th-century land […]
While away in Mayo I was reading Nick Shaxson’s Treasure Islands, which is an excellent guide to everything you would like to know about tax havens, how they developed and how they operate now. Once back curiosity lead me to an old post on the Treasure Island blog that I have linked to before, one […]
At the start of a four-day visit to China by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Enterprise Ireland chief executive Frank Ryan told members of a trade delegation that Ireland was “going to become a major trading partner with China”.
Richard Barrett, managing director of Treasury Holdings, and also chairman of its Chinese operation, Treasury China Trust, is a […]
This quote is taken from the above interview at around 2:40
Interviewer: “Would you get in and invest in a bank and maybe start one?
DOB: I was on the board of a bank maybe five years ago - it’s too slow moving a business for me - I like fast moving businesses.
‘progressive’ is a word that I hate to see used these days. It’s meaningless. On the face of it I understand it to mean someone who is generally pointing in a positive direction without trying to get into how the ‘progressive’ individual stands on knotty issues. So we don’t know what ideology they espouse or […]
I’m Just going through all that NAMA has done to the Irish economy, the fundamental damage to possibilities of growth in the Irish economy, for an article I’m writing for Look Left, and all I can think of is the letter written by the first guy sent to to deal with Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.