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Salute Ireland . . . the world’s biggest credit union nation!

Posted on August 11, 2006 · Posted in Co-operative News

THE World Council of Credit Unions – headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin and Washington, DC – has just held its annual conference: in Dublin. The choice of Ireland is both highly.. read more

Burnt-out councils discover high performance

Posted on August 11, 2006 · Posted in Financial Times

After decades of municipal neglect and incompetence, many of England’s largest and oldest cities are witnessing a management overhaul that is rapidly improving services.

Is turning the NHS into a complex network of social enterprises the right step?

Posted on April 6, 2006 · Posted in Co-operative News

THE title was hardly inspiring: but the impact will be profound. A report that has just landed on the desk of Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt provides an indication of how.. read more

Bouncing Back From Oblivion

Posted on March 19, 2006 · Posted in The Independent on Sunday

When Northern Ireland’s Irvinestown (population 2,200) lost its major industry, unemployment hit 90 per cent. Now social enterprise is helping the town to prosper again. What do you do if.. read more

True Cost of Education

Posted on March 1, 2006 · Posted in Public Eye

England’s schools face a significant funding shakeup. Paul Gosling examines the key implications. Download the article (PDF)

Ireland’s Modernising Agenda

Posted on June 1, 2005 · Posted in Health Service Review

Significant investment is allowing Ireland to make a fresh start, discovers Paul Gosling. Download the article (PDF)

Looking at SME’s from all sides now

Posted on May 1, 2005 · Posted in Euroabstracts

Published by the European Commission. The Observatory of European SMEs has been reporting on the sector for nine years. Paul Gosling interviews the Observatory’s project director, Rob van der Horst,.. read more

Paying Their Dues

Posted on May 1, 2005 · Posted in Public Eye

Information technology is at the heart of steps being taken by the Government to close the annual tax gap, reports Paul Gosling Download the article (PDF)

Going to town on progress

Posted on September 24, 2004 · Posted in The Independent

The philosophy of city-oriented growth is central to the economic rebirth of England’s regions. Gone is the time when Liverpool and Manchester saw each other as deadly competitors, says Bryan.. read more

Prick up your ears

Posted on March 21, 2004 · Posted in Inside Housing

Can it be true that housing associations are podcasting to their tenants?  Paul Gosling finds out that it is really true.