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Farewell Alistair Hamilton

Posted on March 18, 2019 · Posted in The Detail

Alistair Hamilton caught people off guard when, after ten years in the role, he resigned as chief executive of Invest Northern Ireland.  Despite his previous position as a DUP special.. read more

Delaying Brexit

Posted on March 18, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

It now looks as if Brexit will not happen on 29th March, as repeatedly promised.  Theresa May has reluctantly agreed that if her withdrawal agreement is not approved by the.. read more

Fort George – and Derry – deserve better

Posted on March 18, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal

Congratulations to Declan Hassan for focusing in his Business Matters column this week on the Fort George plan.  As he explained, the proposal approved by the Department for Communities is.. read more

Profile: Alan de Sousa Caires

Posted on March 18, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Alan de Sousa Caires has a job that could make other accountants jealous.  He is director of finance and business services at BBC Media Action, which is as exciting as.. read more

The Brexit blog: trading on WTO terms

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

The prospects for a no deal Brexit have become widely discussed in the last few days, not least with Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement having been decisively defeated in the.. read more

Global interest: British indifference

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in The Detail

A few days ago I was interviewed by two journalists from China Radio International.  They were in Derry to see the border and to listen to local people talking about.. read more

Fairtrade?

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Co-operative News

Traidcraft – one of the pathfinders of Fairtrade commerce in the UK – is in crisis.  After completing a restructuring exercise the organisation will be employing just 12 staff, down.. read more

Social mobility

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Countries and regions with poor social mobility are also more prone to corruption, or at least the perception of corruption, according to analysis undertaken by ACCA.  These findings – from.. read more

Leprechaun economics

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

United States’ economist Paul Krugman used the term ‘leprechaun economics’ to explain the disparity between Ireland’s national accounts and the less glorious reality on the ground.  “Ireland, famously, is a.. read more

A ten year plan for a united Ireland

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Whatever happens now with Brexit seems bound to make Irish reunification more likely.  A bad Brexit, perhaps with controlled borders, would create economic damage sufficient to encourage voters in Northern.. read more

Baltic fintech

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

The Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are world leaders in fintech.  According to a World Economic Forum report ­– ‘Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurs’ –  Estonia is Europe’s number.. read more

Healthcare in ‘a new Ireland’

Posted on January 25, 2019 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

In producing the report – now a book – ‘A New Ireland’ this year, I conducted lots of interviews asking people about the prospect of Irish reunification.  The issue of.. read more