The normal question, the first question is always; are these cannibals? No, they are not cannibals. Cannibalism in the true sense of the word implies an intrapecies activity. These creatures cannot be considered human. They prey on humans. They do not prey on each other, that’s the difference. They attack and they feed only on […]
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Was up in Dublin on Monday, heading into the National Library, when I passed by the PD’s old office on South Frederick street and noticed it was for sale.
According to Daft, it’s priced at 1.6 million euro.
That was then…
Ireland’s decision to guarantee Irish banks’ deposits and debts for two years to calm investor concern could be followed by other countries. This may be a template for rescues elsewhere if Irish banks can replenish their capital base,” Harvinder Sian, a fixed-income strategist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in London said […]
Short-sighted economic policy?
Property bubble burst?
If you are ticking all of the above boxes, (except maybe, ahem, the last one), then you’re probably in Ireland in 2008, or Sweden in 1992.
Sixteen years ago, Sweden was looking down the barrel of an insolvent gun. Its housing bubble had burst, resulting in a credit crunch […]
Full story here.
That’s how much Irish people have spent in the past two and a half years in buying houses and apartments so they can rent them out to others. It adds up to 60,277 units, with an average mortgage of €260,215 for each one. First-time-buyers spent €19.168 billion on mortgages over the same period, on […]
I had an entirely different topic in mind to write about today, but WorldbyStormâ€™s comment on my Parlon Leaves, Collinâ€™s Rewrites PD History post instigated a bit of research into the possible causes of Irelandâ€™s â€˜Celtic Tigerâ€™ economy, and well, I hate to see good information gathering go to waste.
To recap, writing an […]
In political Ireland we currently have the story that Tom Parlon is leaving the PDs, abandoning the presidency of the party, dashing all hopes that he would assume leadership â€“ once the little matter of the leader being a sitting TD was changed in the PD constitution â€“ and avoiding the responsibility of rebuilding the […]
Yesterday’s debate between the leaders of the smaller parties on Primetime was hard to call. Clearly, there was no over all winner. The format itself seemed to act against it.
We, the electorate are supposed to consider a party worthy of our vote based on an undergraduate style tuss up, where each speaker was determined […]