- 15 Jan 2013
- Slow and steady: Ireland’s competitiveness, five years on
One of the mantras of Celtic Tiger Ireland was that it was a rip-off Republic. And indeed, by 2006, Ireland had overtaken Finland to become the most expensive place in the eurozone for consumer goods. Mid-2008 marked a turning point, however, and the combination of global economic turmoil and local economic depression meant that prices [...]
- Is Ireland still the Rip-Off Republic?
- 26 Oct 2012
- Uganda-gate: Debunking two myths about sub-Saharan Africa
Earlier in the week, news broke that some of Irish overseas development assistance to Uganda had been misappropriated by the Prime Ministerâ€™s office. In a Father Ted-style development, it seems that up to â‚¬4m of Irish aid ended up in the Prime Ministerâ€™s account. A poll taken the next day on thejournal.ie had, depressingly, almost [...]
- How much of Africa is democratic?
- 01 Oct 2013
- House prices: bubbles versus booms
The end of one quarter and the start of another sees the usual slew of economic reports and the start of Q4 is no exception. Today sees the launch of theÂ Q3 Daft.ie Report. In line with other reports in the last week or so, and indeed with the last few Daft.ie Reports, there is evidence [...]
- Bubbles versus booms