Morally it is wrong to outsource your problems. The human damage the vultures will cause is the direct consequence of a series of policy decisions. Some homes do need to be foreclosed upon, others worked out. The domestic policy system could do this, but has decided it won’t. This is why policy matters
There are fewer than 3,000 properties for rent in Ireland and 12,000 people looking to rent. Caps on rent are not working, home loans are being offloaded to vulture funds, and the government’s slow response to structural changes in Irish society will be interpreted as doing nothing.
From Apple’s Orwellian doublespeak to Google’s continued use of the ‘double Irish’, it’s clear that corporations see being taxed as beneath them
In truth, we do not live in the best of times. Nor do we live in the worst of times. We know the current risks to our economy and we can manage them – and prepare ourselves for the next crisis
Predictions of the destruction of rural life in New Zealand after the removal of farm subsidies in 1984 proved highly exaggerated. There is a lot we can learn from what happened in the decades since then
A way for the DUP to climb down gracefully. The substance of last Monday’s deal remains. You can almost hear the Twister splat.
In fact, as the first phase of Brexit negotiations comes to an end it is lunacy