Monthly Archives: March 2011

IDA lease agreements

Some time ago I sought a number of things from the IDA including lease agreements and a fixed assets register. I have now obtained these documents. I would like to credit the IDA with their handling of the request, it was on time, and all communication was via email. If only other authorities handled things… Read More »

Fingleton's pension

The Sunday Business Post ran with a big story on INBS’s Michael Fingleton and his pension yesterday. Here is a report released to the Public Accounts Committee on his pension and pay arrangements:

The Programme for Government

This blog was largely on a hiatus during the election campaign. I’m quite ambivalent about campaigns, and don’t pay much attention to the horse race generally. Whoever wins, wins. A new government is about to be formed, so now it is important to look at what they are promising in terms of the goals of… Read More »

Honohan on Primetime

Irish Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was on RTE Primetime tonight, and I was particularly interested in the final part of his interview. In relation to mortgages, emphasis mine: RC: We dont need to fight them of because no firesales. RC: The number of people who are now defaulting on their mortgages..the people who are… Read More »

Micheal Martin's letter to Senators

The Irish Times reports that FF leader Micheál Martin has urged some sitting party Senators to stand aside and allow younger people to go forward for the Seanad election. Here is a sample of the letters sent to Senators yesterday (I have removed some information):