Sean Whelan

Sean Whelan

Sean Whelan: How real is Michael Noonan’s €12 billion?

Sean Whelan: How real is Michael Noonan’s €12 billion?

There is not as much money available as everyone seems to think

Sean Whelan: We’re doing fine - once nothing bad happens

Sean Whelan: We’re doing fine - once nothing bad happens

Irish government debt is still perilously high as a result of the crisis

Sean Whelan: Deficit imposters line up for termination

Sean Whelan: Deficit imposters line up for termination

But there’s one defecit the government wants to keep

Sean Whelan: Growth, Greece and the new normal

Sean Whelan: Growth, Greece and the new normal

After six years of brutal recession, things finally looked up for the Irish economy in 2015

Expect our rulers to follow Tories’ election bait-and-switch

Expect our rulers to follow Tories’ election bait-and-switch

Pre-election promises will likely be followed by post-election cuts

Sean Whelan: ECB didn’t know what it was doing

Sean Whelan: ECB didn’t know what it was doing

Ex-troika member Ajai Chopra has lambasted the ECB’s economic policy in dealing with the Irish crisis

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

Fiscal straitjacket rules mean surpluses should be order of the day by 2021

Our housing policies are digging us into a deeper hole

Our housing policies are digging us into a deeper hole

Enough tinkering with subsidies and tax breaks. What we have doesn’t work.

Voting at the crossroads in another Greek showdown

Voting at the crossroads in another Greek showdown

Will the Greeks send politicians to parliament who can work together to dig the country out of the hole that it’s in?

Shortage of money is not health’s biggest problem

Shortage of money is not health’s biggest problem

So the HSE would like an extra €1.8 billion to meet growing needs and restore the health servic...

Greece returning to business as usual

Greece returning to business as usual

As the economy creaks, Alex Tsipras is trying to keep his fragile government together

Greece must remake itself root and branch

Greece must remake itself root and branch

The Greek crisis is forcing us to look again at our ideas of national sovereignty that emerged after the Thirty Years War, 400 years ago

Greece is still holding its breath

Greece is still holding its breath

In the wake of the No vote, Alexis Tsipras is in a strong position domestically – but multiple threats to his government remain

Debt relief is almost certain, but not with Syriza

Debt relief is almost certain, but not with Syriza

An early general election in Ireland is more likely if Greece gets relief on its debts

Greece crisis: Let’s hope no one trips in tango

Greece crisis: Let’s hope no one trips in tango

Even if a deal is struck, will Greece’s banks be able to open on Monday given that €1 billion left lenders in one day?