, MD of Treasury Solutions Ltd, says that he is concerned that Ireland has not learned the lessons of a decade ago and if Ireland was one of the companies that Treasury Solutions has advised in its debt management and financing, he would urge prudent investment management, sound evaluation of capital investment opportunities and the establishment of solid, robust borrowing arrangements.
Official figures suggest the Irish economy is driving on all cylinders but a look under the bonnet reveals a less reassuring picture in which higher-than-necessary interest rates and huge mortgage debt is holding back the potential of Irish SMEs and households.
JOHN Finn’s first glimpse of Ireland was from a ferry chugging into Cork Harbour on a misty morning in 1972. Raised in the Bronx, in a stoutly Irish-American family — his grandparents spoke in Irish at the dinner table — he’d long dreamed of visiting his ancestral home.
With dusk falling on the Saturday evening of the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, a gravel- voiced female festival-goer is displaying early symptoms of the festival equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder: "Why is my voice like this?"
“Support for the team fell away at an alarming rate: hardly anyone turned up for some of the championship preparation games. In fact, the situation had got so bad that no one cared when or where the panel was holding their training sessions. Every other week, there was news of players being dropped from the panel or leaving through lack of interest. Injuries too were preventing any real progress being affected and, in the circumstances, the trip to Carrick-on-Shannon on June 23 to play Leitrim in the semi-final was one of hope rather than confidence.”