As British prime minister Theresa May formally triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty today to begin Britain’s exit from the European Union, we have asked major Irish stakeholders their view as to the likely impact on them and on the Irish economy.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
WERE he alive, the extremely influential civil servant TK Whitaker, who died aged 100 just last week, would certainly have an opinion on the weekend assertion by HSE chief Tony O’Brien that we will need, over the next decade, to spend an extra €9bn on our health services to end hospital over-crowding.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
ANY appraisal of the life, times, work, and achievements of Dr TK Whitaker could just as easily be judged as an appraisal of the life, times, and development of this Republic and, to a lesser degree, modern democracies everywhere.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2017
BRENDAN O’DONOGHUE, former secretary general of the Department of Environment and Local Government, has written a magnificent assessment of the career of one of his predecessors during the period before independence.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
HEWLETT-PACKARD is to cut another 25,000-30,000 jobs worldwide due to falling demand for its products and the move towards cloud technology. The latest wave of cuts comes on top of the 55,000 layoffs previously announced by the company.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
The Lemass style of leadership was to encourage his ministers to be proactive. Unlike de Valera, he never managed to lead Fianna Fáil to an overall majority but, unlike some of his successors, he refused to bargain with any independents to support his nomination for Taoiseach
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
FOR years the maxim of American business was: “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation.” Today there are fears General Motors is going bankrupt and this could have further enormous implications for the global economy. The whole thing emphasises the need for new political thinking in relation to the economy.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2009
BUILDERS and developers should be left to go to the wall if they can’t survive the economic downturn by their own efforts instead of looking for state intervention to prop them up, the head of the country’s leading economic think-tank has said.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2008
CIVIL servants are often called the permanent government. They are the faceless men and women who implement policy and frequently formulate it, but political decorum requires that they keep a low profile rather than outshine their nominal masters.
Sat, 15 Mar, 2008