Wed, 24 Jun, 2020
While the new Corporate Enforcement Authority — to replace the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) — with more powers is to be welcomed, it is still not good enough for the attorney general to simply rule or advise that the report into the role of the ODCE in the matter of the Sean FitzPatrick IBRC trial should not be published due to “potential difficulties with the Companies Act and fears the file could reveal how the ODCE operates”.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2018
If Jim Power had applied any kind of balance to his column ‘Economy continues to defy the doubters and naysayers’ (Irish Examiner, December 22) detailing the apparent success of the upwardly mobile business sector of our two-tier economy he would have pointed out that his good news applies to the upper tier.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2018
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
The column by Ana Palacio (former Senior Vice-President of the World Bank) ‘Fresh narrative needed for Europe’s stalled security strategy’ in theon Friday, February 11 has all the hallmarks of another opening salvo by ‘the powers that be’ towards the militarisation of Europe.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
The ECB threat and subsequent capitulation by the Irish government resulting in Irish citizens being strong-armed into taking on the burden of billions of euros of private investors debt, has without doubt, established this country as a ‘soft touch’ in the eyes of the EU.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
‘The people have spoken’ they say, but they most certainly have not asked for a firmly entrenched government of two right wing parties who, between them, over a 15 year period, could not sort out the patients on trollies scandal.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
With the prospect of the UK opting out of the EU and given its close ties to Ireland, it may be wise for the incoming Irish government to explore the possibility of an alliance with England, Scotland, Wales, the North, and perhaps northern countries, like Finland and Denmark?
Sat, 09 Jan, 2016
Why was Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s evidence to the banking enquiry not given prior to Jean-Claude Trichet’s visit? It confirms the belief that Ireland was coerced by the ECB into breaking one of capitalism’s basic laws: bankruptcy.
Tue, 15 Sep, 2015
Without structural change to the way we govern this country the result of the coming election will just mean ‘more of the same’ with both inner-party and inter-party fingerpointing and oneupmanship resulting in yet another crony-oriented, self-serving power base placing vested interests above the common good whilst delivering incompetent and unfocused governance to the detriment of the people.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015