Category Archives: Ireland.

Anything which may help us to understand the problems we have and possible solutions!

Ireland’s housing crisis

https://www.nerinstitute.net/blog/2017/06/02/housing-for-homes-a-classic-case-of-market-failure/

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A Picture/Graph can say a lot

 

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A fiddle’s a fiddle, UK or Ireland

A recent look at UK welfare fraud surprised lots of folks; in fact a survey last year in UK showed that folks thought over 20% of the welfare budget was claimed fraudulently. The Government’s own monitoring over the years puts … Continue reading

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A Winter (& beyond) of discontent in Ireland?

In a developed country the majority of the citizens look to and expect the Gov’t to provide a range of basic services, such as Education, primary, secondary & tertiary, Policing & Prisons, Clean Water & Clean Air, a Road Network, … Continue reading

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Apple’s unpaid Irish taxes are chicken feed.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-12/cash-abroad-rises-206-billion-as-apple-to-ibm-avoid-tax

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The recession and Irish Racing

The Horse racing business suffered like most others. Betting at all Irish race courses in 2006 was 214 Million Euro, by 2015 it was down to 67 Million. Galway’s 12 day splurge in 2006 saw 27.5 Million gambled, by 2015 … Continue reading

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Taxpayers on the hook again, as developers walk away.

  Maurice Bracken, who worked for Clerys for more than 30 years before the staff were turfed out when the building was sold last June, tells an interesting story about the weeks immediately prior to its closure. In hindsight, his … Continue reading

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