Category Archives: Ireland.

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

Good News bits. One Irish, the other Worldwide

One person´s solution to Irelands housing, lack of housing, crisis. A former soldier in Ireland has given his three-bedroom home to a young family who were on the waiting list for a new home for seven years. Paddy Phelan gave … Continue reading

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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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Land: Use it or lose it, or at least pay tax on it.

A Land Value Tax. Land is a unique element in any society; there is a limited amount of it and it is needed for virtually all activities which take place in a society. We need it to grow food and … Continue reading

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Be careful not to ful ourselves!

Multinationals behind 26.3% GDP rise Growth figures affected by number of one-off factors in tech and aircraft leasing EOIN BURKE KENNEDY A handful of multinational companies in the tech, pharma and aircraft leasing sectors were responsible for an extraordinary jump … Continue reading

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