Category Archives: bank of Ireland

Convert % of bank deposits into Bank Equity?

Could we, overnight, convert a % of deposits into equity for the banks? Or is this simply a bonkers notion? Say 2.5% of all deposits under €20,000 which was the previous limit up to September 2008 and say 5% from … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Equality Authority CEO Quits

More here as it unfolds.

Posted in bank of Ireland, budget 2009, equality authority, irish politics, niall crowley | 1 Comment

What to do about crime in Ireland

I find myself wondering about how often are we going to do this rehashing of the term watershed. Purely coincidentally I was opposite Donna Cleary’s house the morning after her murder as I was doing a NEAR fm radio panel … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony Campbell, bank of Ireland, crime, donna cleary, irish politics, questions and answers, Shane Geoghegan | 1 Comment

Live Blogging of Budget 2009

I know there’s a good few others having a crack at this, but the more the merrier I say. You can do a sort of speed read of the previous budgets here as homework if you like. NB: This is … Continue reading

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Potential flaw in local election expenditure limits

John Gormley’s announcement that he is looking to establish spending limits for the local elections should be something to be widely welcomed. However from what he has said so far there are a few problems with the approach he is … Continue reading

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The economy has sphinctered

It’s pretty much official now that the economy is not slowing down rather it is closed for business. I did like that an auctioneer in Tuam on the RTe news was saying that there was a need for the building … Continue reading

Posted in bank of Ireland, property, tom parlon, tuam | 7 Comments

Oireachtas reform

I know I’ve made some hay previously about reforming the Seanad to make it somewhat more consistent, but what about something more fundamental like reforming the entire electoral system. I believe that the Oireachtas, local government and large swaths of … Continue reading

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Obama vs. McCain – who is better for Ireland?

Does anyone in the media know anything? This piece in the examiner today states that Ireland does better under republican presidents than under Democrats. Really? Did anyone do any fact checking at all? The 1950s were times of bleakness matched … Continue reading

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What if the landlords of the banks couldn’t pay their loans?

Interesting question posed in the pub a while back- what if either of the sets of people who bought the HQs of the two largest Irish banks couldn’t continue to finance their operations? Many people thought at the time that … Continue reading

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