Sure, there was a degree of backslapping, but the spring statement by Noonan and Howlin was impressive in a number of ways
As the banking inquiry prepares to question the big players, political grandstanding is the last thing we need
Stephen Kinsella: Electoral considerations are fouling the air around the IAG bid for Aer Lingus. The real story is commercial self-interest bashing off political self-interest
We will have healthier sovereign banks and healthier corporates. Households won’t feel the QE love, but you can't have everything
Stephen Kinsella What form will Europe’s QE take, and how will it work? Will the average taxpayer feel its benefits? Could it even go down the radical road of central banks putting money directly into people’s pockets?