The reason many young families are broke is our broken childcare model. Good policies can fix that
Stephen Kinsella, Business /
Crossing the ‘soft’ US/Canada border takes ten to 30 minutes. A frictionless border is the result of magical thinking by Brexiteers
You don’t solve the gender issue with courses, exhorting women to ‘lean in’, or with more and more education. More women leaders will help. Transparency in pay will help, and this applies to the private sector also. You solve it by changing the system itself.
There’s not much debate about the future of work here in Ireland yet, but as the gig economy expands, expect to see much more discussion. Whether these workers will get to own a home or not will depend on how the system evolves
The Taoiseach suggested there was not just the €400-500 million of fiscal space we had expected, but ‘hidden fiscal space’. I am not sure what hidden fiscal space is, but if it exists, it needs to be spent on capital projects. Full stop.
One generation needs house prices to be low, the other needs them to be high. One votes, the other does not. Who do you think will be listened to?
Stephen Kinsella: DUP are hard-liners on almost every issue of interest to either the Republic or the North
The government they support may not show the necessary care towards their neighbours in the South. We are now in serious trouble. And then you have Brexit . . .
Dodgy housing data. Gardaí self-breathalysing. Leprechauns in national accounts. So can we trust the government’s growth rates and the fiscal space?
We should compete for business, but be honourable about it