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L.M. Cullen, 'Landlords, bankers and merchants: the early Irish banking world, 1700-1820' from Conor McCabe

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Starting to settle on the structure and themes of the next book. Overall it’s about class formation in Ireland and the role that finance played - in particular the City of London - in the shape and direction of that formation.
The chronology of the study will look something like this:
1. From 1600s [the financial […]

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i’m looking into the development of the interbank lending market in Ireland and so as always I started with a basic word search in the Irish Times database. I think it gives a sense of how relatively new the market really is - it doesn’t really exist until the 1970s as up to then the […]

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You know, for a deal that was supposedly forced on us by dose dam Rupeans in de Easy Bee they’re doing a pretty good job of pulling the wool over our eyes and acting as if this was another stoke, another act of self-preservation, pulled by the Irish moneyed classes, same as the bank guarantee […]

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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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Ireland is quite willing to adjust its fiscal laws discreetly to attract even one big name. It did so for Merrill Lynch, whose presence in Ireland it has long sought.
… With Merrill Lynch specifically in mind, it changed the 1995 Finance Act. The revision allows foreign branches of Irish-registered companies to receive complete tax exemption […]

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The image is of an article n the FT on plans to regulate the marketing of real estate investment trusts to retail - or private - investors in Britain. These plans were met with an opening of the market for these risky schemes here in Ireland. The Irish Independent article linked here is written by […]

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Full report here.

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September 2007 was the month when property prices in Ireland reached their peak. From then on they started to slip. Contrary to popular belief, the crisis in September 2008 (12 months later) was not caused by a property crash as it hadn’t happened by then. It was caused by a crisis in the inter-bank lending […]

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Dirk Bezemer, INET.

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