I’m still trying to catch up with this Wikileaks thing. No time to write anything smart or amusing here.
Only caught this now, via Anthony; ‘Developers bribed planners with discounts on apartments‘.
Jim Stewert on Progressive Economy; ‘The privatisation board, what will it do?‘
Gerard O’Neill; gainfully employed.
I never thought I would say it, but Willie O’Dea TD is right. He proposes in today’s Sunday Independent that:
We should be seriously considering a scheme here where 100,000 people on the dole could be paid an extra €100 per week for the next 12 months to undertake vital work in their community. The work should match the people to their existing skills and training — whether that is in IT or building. It would be a social work programme, not a social welfare one.
Week’s read: Suzy Byrne; playing games with people’s health.
Colm Keaveney is a Labour Party Councillor in East Galway and a SIPTU official.
[…] Not sure if Colm knowns anything about transgender issues and the impact of waiting for surgery on peoples lives or indeed the impact of politicians spouting this sort of rubbish on the safety and mental health of transgendered people in Ireland. Well given that Colm was President of USI when I knew him and supported the development of structures for lgbt students one might have thought he would know better. It’s fairly clear he can’t see things with their eyes and empathise with them.
Jim O’Leary in The Irish Times; I should have been more pushy at opposing risk-taking in the bank.
A critical impediment to be overcome in the delivery of good corporate governance outcomes is asymmetry of information. Put crudely, the starting position is that a company’s managers possess all the relevant information while the board or at least the non-executive directors have none. The board is given as much information as management is prepared to share with it.
By information, I don’t just mean raw data; I mean the wherewithal to interpret the data intelligently. Nor do I mean only the kind of information that is amenable to quantification or communication in discrete form.
Basically, management was collectively (selectively?) incompetent?
Venividi (Ireland’s best photoblogger) Dublin port medallion. Worth spending some time on that blog, fantastic photo archive.
ScandalCentral; Fine Gael in crisis in Cork North Central?
P O’Neill has a puzzler; who’s getting Anglo’s €22bn?