A matter of trust
The economic crash a decade ago was painful enough in its own right. But its after-effects and the way it was dealt with created a loss of faith in Ireland’s ruling elites
The word “credit” comes from the Latin “credere” – to believe. To loan someone money, you need to believe they’re going to pay you back. The economy runs on trust.
September ten years ago, the markets lost trust in Wall Street’s investment banks, fearing hidden exposures to losses on the sub-prime property market.
Loss of trust is contagious: not simply because the financial problem may be widespread,...
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Housing crisis is coming home to roost for the government parties
Last week’s debacle – where almost an entire housing estate intended for first-time buyers was snapped up by an investment firm – could spark a disaster for the parties who maintain the status quo
Matt Cooper: Falling house of cards could take this government with it
The housing crisis hasn’t gone away, you know. It was only a matter of time until the fund-warped development model came back to bite those currently in power
Colin Murphy: Unionists are not the only ones ensnared by figments of the past
There is a long and pernicious assumption that unionists just need to realise that they are actually Irish and that a united Ireland will then fall into place
Willie O’Reilly: Pressing home the point that truth is not a luxury
As guardians of values such as integrity, newspapers have a role to play in stopping the rot that is the eroding of trust on social media and virtual channels