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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

Hope for social housing

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

Housing associations are feeling more confident and more positive.  Prime minister Theresa May made a major speech this autumn at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation, the body.. read more

What would a ‘no deal’ Brexit look like?

Posted on December 30, 2018 · Posted in The Detail

https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/what-would-a-no-deal-look-like

December’s Brexit Blog

Posted on December 30, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

With just three months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, the politics of Brexit have heated up.  Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was to have been voted on.. read more

The highs and lows of currency fluctuations for cross border workers

Posted on November 30, 2018 · Posted in The Detail

The highs and lows of currency fluctuations for cross border workers

Brexit relocations add to Dublin’s housing stress

Posted on November 30, 2018 · Posted in The Detail

Brexit relocations from London to Dublin – particularly in the financial services sector – are adding to housing stress in Ireland’s capital.       https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/dublin

The Brexit withdrawal deal – drafted, but not yet agreed

Posted on November 23, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum vote, Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed a draft withdrawal deal with the European Union.  It is important to stress two.. read more

The lack of incoming migrant workers will damage our economy more than it will hurt Great Britain

Posted on October 19, 2018 · Posted in The Detail

  The lack of incoming migrant workers will damage our economy more than it will hurt Great Britain.   Published as part of The Detail’s continuing analysis of the impact.. read more

The Factory of the Future

Posted on October 18, 2018 · Posted in Financial Management

The Factory of the Future is already here – and there are more of them is Europe and in Asia than in the Americas.     https://www.fm-magazine.com/news/2018/oct/factory-of-the-future-201819820.html