Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: things have changed in the banking sector, but not very much. For that reason, investors should steer well clear

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: Is CRH the best play if you're looking for a higher risk and higher reward in the construction sector?

Investment: Stock markets are looking frothy, valuations stretched

Investment: Stock markets are looking frothy, valuations stretched

Michael Murray: DCC, operating in 13 countries, looks a fairly safe harbour for long term investment.

Getting the banks back working for us

Getting the banks back working for us

Restoring growth in the economy is not just the best way, but the only way the current 'dance of death' can be turned around, writes Michael Murray.

Banking inquiry cannot afford to be a token one

Banking inquiry cannot afford to be a token one

If there is belatedly to be a banking inquiry, then we need it to pore over every last detail - and to ask the hard questions that really matter, writes Michael Murray.

The smell of the banking crisis still lingers

The smell of the banking crisis still lingers

The past week has brought dire news for half the country's mortgage holders, for pensioners and for taxpayers - indeed for virtually every adult in the state.

The Inquisitor: Time to trim the fattest pensions in the land

The Inquisitor: Time to trim the fattest pensions in the land

A super-tax on the country's biggest and most bloated pensions is the best move that the government could make when drawing up next month's budget, writes Michael Murray.

Comment: The warped priorities of Irish banks' pension schemes

Comment: The warped priorities of Irish banks' pension schemes

There is a gross injustice over who gets what from banks' defined benefit schemes, writes Michael Murray.

Euro tax base might not add up

Euro tax base might not add up

The world of European business - which has often been cautiously supportive of a common consolidated corporate tax base proposal from Brussels - is now growing increasingly sceptical of it

Formidable steps to restoring confidence

Formidable steps to restoring confidence

Following a further downgrade of the Irish banks’ credit ratings, what are the challenges that lie ahead for the banking sector and why is more transparency on their assets essential?

The deal we should do

The deal we should do

The suggested bailout interest rate of 6 per cent (or even 5 per cent) on the €85 billion ‘rescue’ package would, if agreed, simply kick the default ball down the road for another day, and beggar us all