This is a breakdown of British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly costs for 2009. It totals at €20,656.41. Spreadsheet
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In July a statutory instrument (S.I. No. 358/2010) was signed by Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, bringing a company called Bank of Ireland (UK) plc under the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008, otherwise known as the bank gurantee scheme. This is curious on a number of levels, and could be entirely innocent, but is nonetheless… Read More »
Deposits from Irish Private Sector by category. Central Bank data. Notice the rapid fall in growth of deposits from November to December 2006, and the subsequent rapid fall. Anyone know where the repo stats for 2008 are gone?
Right, it’s back properly now. Honest. HOME P O’Neill with another thing the press misssed or miss-interpreted. In short, the Irish example of debt reduction as cited by M. Trichet is dodgy. Yes there was debt reduction, but it wasn’t done by spending cuts, it wasn’t sustainable, and its achievement was symptomatic of deeper structural… Read More »
Sunday Times political correspondent, Stephen O’Brien, provides some facts… The government plans to put thousands of dole claimants to work in their communities and cut off welfare payments from those who refuse to take up the jobs. Eamnon Ó Cuív the social protection minister, will employ up to 10,000 dole recipients over the next four… Read More »
As previously mentioned I am converting expenses data sent to me in PDF form back into spreadsheets. 2009 is the first. You might notice some missing data in the last few rows of the 13,388 claims – I will remedy this later this evening – sometimes the conversion process is a bit wonky. The database… Read More »
A month or so ago we’d a story in the Sunday Times about Fás. It involved a Mr Terry Oliver, whose company, OSK, had been found to be “consistently successful” in winning Fás contracts. The headline read ‘Fás in new cronyism row over lease’… FAS, the state training agency, is renting a warehouse from the former… Read More »
… someone came and took your bed? Don’t worry, be happy”. The Economist have a piece on Irish banking out today. Headline: “Money pit: Ireland’s banking mess – Austerity is not enough to avoid scrutiny by the markets”. Anyway, we should be looking on the bright side, lads. The ECB will buy the rest of… Read More »