David McWilliams

David McWilliams

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David McWilliams: The rise of the creative classes

David McWilliams: The rise of the creative classes

We are now in the third great era of economic growth, where rewards go to regions that invest in creative industries and the arts

Pensions: Beware of suits and tempting promises

Pensions: Beware of suits and tempting promises

If a pension product looks too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s why

David McWilliams: What Dublin Bus workers can learn from Genghis Khan

David McWilliams: What Dublin Bus workers can learn from Genghis Khan

When it comes to being a big economy in a small country, a tiny city in an ancient empire has much to teach us

David McWilliams: The Apple ruling is a moment of choice for Ireland

David McWilliams: The Apple ruling is a moment of choice for Ireland

The country finds itself at a pivotal fork in the road

David McWilliams: For Dublin, the only way is up

David McWilliams: For Dublin, the only way is up

Our development model is pure West Coast America

David McWilliams: How to solve our pension crisis

David McWilliams: How to solve our pension crisis

Save a surge in immigration or the weekly payment falls, younger workers will have to maintain the system

The Premier League: built on foreign foundations

The Premier League: built on foreign foundations

The way things are going, there will be very few English players in the starting XI of Premier League teams

Vulture funds rub salt into the carcass of this country

Vulture funds rub salt into the carcass of this country

Meanwhile, we pay on the double

McWilliams: What would happen if the North were asked to pay for itself tomorrow?

McWilliams: What would happen if the North were asked to pay for itself tomorrow?

Its budget deficit would be close to 20 per cent of GDP just to keep the lights on

David McWilliams: What drives France’s outsiders to Le Pen

David McWilliams: What drives France’s outsiders to Le Pen

Besides the horror of Nice, economic factors will drive hard-pressed people outside the nation’s golden circles

Brexit: Don’t underestimate chavs carrying polling cards – or the chance  of Brexit II

Brexit: Don’t underestimate chavs carrying polling cards – or the chance of Brexit II

A victory of citizens over the technocratss, the ordinary over the expert, the outsider over the insider

Brand Britain is ours for the taking

Brand Britain is ours for the taking

Brexit own-goal is our opportunity to be the go-to English speaking economy

David McWilliams: It’s time to be calm, rational and act in Ireland’s self-interest

David McWilliams: It’s time to be calm, rational and act in Ireland’s self-interest

Official Ireland should learn you should only get involved where you can influence the outcome

David McWilliams: Ireland needs Britain

David McWilliams: Ireland needs Britain

If an angry post-Brexit EU attacks our nearest neighbours, we will be the ones to suffer - so we should start preparing now

David McWilliams: How should The Enda greet The Donald?

David McWilliams: How should The Enda greet The Donald?

The Taoiseach may be #WithHer, but Trump is #winning – and he’s headed this way