Category Archives: economy

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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Talking down the economy

Why is Cowen so exercised about this – there is a long and honourable(ish) tradition of it in Fianna Fail. “ I wish to talk to you this evening about the state of the nation’s affairs and the picture I … Continue reading

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Rumours and innuendo

Last week the word was put out about the state of a major bank with the intention of impacting its share price. Yet one week on there has been no announcement of any investigation into improper conduct by those spreading … Continue reading

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Unemployed black man or employed white graduate – who is to blame for the credit crunch?

The two Johns have tackled the issue of the sub prime market already (see the clip below) but I believe the real problem isn’t the unemployed black man in a vest sitting outside a house he can no longer afford, … Continue reading

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The Jack Russell – champion sheep worrier

So the topic of worrying sheep came up recently and the theory was put forward that Jack Russell’s being a more intelligent breed of beast have their own style of worrying the wooliers. Apparently, they sidle up to the fuzzy … Continue reading

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