Hello our valued visitor, We present you the best web solutions and high quality graphic designs with a lot of features. just login to your account and enjoy ...

Brexit: The UK is the most globalized big economy in the world and despite the disastrous general election results for the Conservative Party, it's unlikely that exit negotiations with the European Union will result in unimpeded access to the world's biggest trading market — John Redwood, a Eurosceptic Tory MP, said last Friday that both Labour and the Conservatives had ruled out staying in the single market. "We were honest with the British people and there is no option to stay in the single market without accepting all of the European laws, the superiority of the European Court of Justice, the freedom of movement and the budget contributions," he said.

Read more

The law can be an ass (i.e. a donkey), badly applied/ administered or inconsistently applied — in effect on an à la carte basis. The acquittal on Tuesday of Seán FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, of all 27 charges of breaches of Irish company law, exposes the State's corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), as seeking to frame a case against him rather than "investigate the case independently and impartially" in the words of Judge John Aylmer.

Read more

The 2016 Democracy Index, published this year by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — a sister company of the Economist — shows that almost one-half of the world's countries can be considered to be democracies of some sort, but the number of "full democracies" has fallen from 20 in 2015 to 19 in 2016. Ireland has a joint ranking of 6 while the US has been downgraded from a "full democracy" to a "flawed democracy" because of a further erosion of trust in government and elected officials there.

Read more

Saturday's 60th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957, which provided for the establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC) that was later called the European Union, had its genesis in 1950 when Robert Schuman (1886-1963), French foreign minister, proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), where countries would pool coal and steel production.

Read more

On Monday the US Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare — the replacement for the health insurance system that the Obama Administration proposed for Americans without employer provided health insurance — estimated 14 million people losing insurance in the first year 2018 and 24 million by 2016, with premiums soaring for older, lower-income Americans. The CBO says Trumpcare would cut the annual budget deficit about $30 billion a year in a $19 trillion economy.

Read more

The words 'entrepreneurship' and 'entrepreneur' are used by policy makers and the media to describe business enterprise founders while the stars in particular in the high tech sector are seen as risk takers who have bet big on what may have once been seen as implausible ideas. Here our main focus is on employer firms in all sectors with at least one employee and data from the United States show that since 1977 the rate of new employer business formation (before accounting for firm deaths) has halved to about 8% — similar to firm birth rates  in Europe (2015) and Ireland (2016). The number of entrepreneurs is down from both the years 2000 and 2007 (the latter year was the last before the onset of the Great Recession).

Read more

Republicans in the House of Representatives are planning to propose a major reform of US corporate taxation and President Trump is reported to be "warming" to it after terming the plan "too complicated" last month. Last Friday Kevin Brady, the Ways and Means Committee chairman, said "when combined with the other historic reforms we are proposing, it will eliminate every tax incentive for businesses to move jobs, headquarters, and research and development outside the United States."

Read more

The three-leaf clover or shamrock has for long been a symbol of Ireland (see our logo above) and it's particularly associated with St. Patrick's Day — Ireland's national day on 17 March. In the United States where some 40 million people are of Irish descent, it has been a tradition in recent decades to present the president with a bowl of shamrock on St. Patrick's Day but this year there are calls for Enda Kenny, the taoiseach (Irish prime minister), to decline an invitation to the White House to protest President Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of seven mainly Muslim countries.

Read more

Irish Economy View All

21
Jun
2017
5
Jun
2017
24
May
2017

The law can be an ass (i.e. a donkey), badly applied/ administered or inconsistently applied — in effect on an à la carte basis. The acquittal on Tuesday of Seán FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, of all 27 charges of breaches of Irish company law, exposes the State's corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), as seeking to frame a case against him rather than "investigate the case independently and impartially" in the words of Judge John Aylmer.

Read more

Europe View All

14
Jun
2017

Brexit: The UK is the most globalized big economy in the world and despite the disastrous general election results for the Conservative Party, it's unlikely that exit negotiations with the European Union will result in unimpeded access to the world's biggest trading market — John Redwood, a Eurosceptic Tory MP, said last Friday that both Labour and the Conservatives had ruled out staying in the single market. "We were honest with the British people and there is no option to stay in the single market without accepting all of the European laws, the superiority of the European Court of Justice, the freedom of movement and the budget contributions," he said.

Read more

11
May
2017

The European Central Bank on Wednesday in its monthly Economic Bulletin highlighted a study which shows that unemployment in the Eurozone is worse than official data suggest. The broad rate of unemployment is in the 15% - 18% range. On Tuesday Finfacts reported that the Irish rate was 15% compared with the official rate of 6%.

Read more

26
Apr
2017

Global View All

18
May
2017

The 2016 Democracy Index, published this year by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — a sister company of the Economist — shows that almost one-half of the world's countries can be considered to be democracies of some sort, but the number of "full democracies" has fallen from 20 in 2015 to 19 in 2016. Ireland has a joint ranking of 6 while the US has been downgraded from a "full democracy" to a "flawed democracy" because of a further erosion of trust in government and elected officials there.

Read more

14
Mar
2017

On Monday the US Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare — the replacement for the health insurance system that the Obama Administration proposed for Americans without employer provided health insurance — estimated 14 million people losing insurance in the first year 2018 and 24 million by 2016, with premiums soaring for older, lower-income Americans. The CBO says Trumpcare would cut the annual budget deficit about $30 billion a year in a $19 trillion economy.

Read more

24
Jan
2017

Innovation View All

24
Feb
2017

The words 'entrepreneurship' and 'entrepreneur' are used by policy makers and the media to describe business enterprise founders while the stars in particular in the high tech sector are seen as risk takers who have bet big on what may have once been seen as implausible ideas. Here our main focus is on employer firms in all sectors with at least one employee and data from the United States show that since 1977 the rate of new employer business formation (before accounting for firm deaths) has halved to about 8% — similar to firm birth rates  in Europe (2015) and Ireland (2016). The number of entrepreneurs is down from both the years 2000 and 2007 (the latter year was the last before the onset of the Great Recession).

Read more

16
Dec
2016

High-growth firms (HGFs) are not typically high-tech firms, just as the word 'startup' may not refer to a new tech company despite the common misusage in the lexicons of politics, business and journalism. Policy makers also need to be aware that rapid growth of HGFs is typically not sustained.

Read more

2
Dec
2016