As one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators, David recognises the pivotal role of Economics in all of our daily lives and it is his aim to make the ‘dismal science’ as captivating and accessible as possible.
David writes a weekly column for The Irish Independent, though he also regularly contributes to a variety of other publications, from The Financial Times to Woodford Investment Management. Now, as a Silver Member or a Bronze Plus Member of Economics Without Boundaries, you can stay up to date with all of David’s latest insights with these members only articles, delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.
Facebook recently announced its decision to tax its revenues at source and not all in Ireland.
Morning! I delayed this week’s note because the Brexit negotiations were just too important for the Irish economy. Now that they are concluded and the EU and UK can move towards phase two, what have we learned? The first thing is that if they play the cards properly this might be the greatest platform for […]
I’m writing to you from 33,000 feet somewhere above the Midwest of the United States on a flight from Havana to Toronto. Below is flyover America. These are the states that voted for Trump, driven by amongst other things a fear of China. On this Air Canada flight there are seven rows in business class. […]
Ireland has flexed its muscles on Brexit, and this is serious.
The other night I was online paying something via
All around the country tens of thousands of people are fed up today.
This is a great week for Ireland.
I’m in row 11 C of the 15:50 Aer Lingus out of Heathrow. I’ve missed the hurricane, but it’s still a bit too wobbly up here for my liking. The pilot, who sounded disturbingly like Ross O’Carroll Kelly, promised a smooth journey. At least he has a sense of humour!
Do you remember the break up of Yugoslavia? At first people said it could never happen.
Last night the “Paris Match President” Emmanuel Macron made a significant speech
This week my thoughts are less on economics, and more on management, ethics, and what happens when management goes bad in both public and private sectors.
Is the Irish property market a bubble? It is not now but it will definitely become one. By Ireland I mean Dublin. Today we were told that Dublin property prices were up over 12% on the year. This is the second highest annual rise ever recorded. So we are in the bubble territory and more […]