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Not the only source of credit/growth in the Irish economy during this time, but still an interesting statistic showing that growth in Irish private bank lending from 1989 to 1994 was dominated by personal loans (including mortgages) and financial intermediaries - there was actually a drop in private bank credit supplied to the manufacturing sector. […]

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The ‘good tiger/bad tiger’ analysis that’s embraced by large sections of the Irish Left - that the initial growth was caused by an increase in foreign industrial jobs, with the second wave a property bubble - simply doesn’t stand up when you look at job growth in Ireland during the period. But it is supported […]

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Giving a talk tomorrow @ 1pm on the history of the Irish economy from 1922 to 2008, Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St, D.1 All Welcome!
http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/the_irish_economy.aspx

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Essential reading on Ireland’s corporation tax regime and the IFSC in a report commissioned by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Northern Ireland Committee.

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Thanks to Donnacha Ó Briain for the audio.
This is a recording of the talk I gave at the Unlock Nama campaign launch, which took place on Saturday 28 Jan 2012, at 66-67 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1.
It’s about 22 minutes long.
At the start I drew a diagram on some sheet paper on the […]

 
icon for podpress  Conor McCabe, Unlock Nama, 28 Jan 2012: Play Now | Play in Popup

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The Government talks about how the return of exports will save the Irish economy.
Thing is, they never went away.
Imports / Exports in terms of volume:

Imports / exports in terms of value:

Trade surplus in terms of value:

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[This is the proposal for the pilot course as it stands today - hoping to refine and refocus it over the coming weeks, but this is the base of it here.
If the pilot course is successful, and there is sufficient interest within the organised trade union movement to continue with the course, then I’d see […]

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I brought this up on Facebook - the idea of a course on Irish political economy - and I asked what questions would people like to see such a course address. Here are some of them - please feel free to add to this list in the comments below:
… Did Ireland benefit from being in […]

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I sat down at my desk today and drew up a rough plan for a book on money, credit and banking in Ireland.
It’s doubtful if the finished thing will relate to this at all, but for me the drawing of a map of themes and ideas is just a way of marking the start […]

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