Wednesday November 25, 2020

Review of the year: Ireland Inc's extraordinary year

The business year of 2013 reveals a simple, uncontestable fact: everything in corporate Ireland appears to be related and connected, writes Ian Kehoe.

29th December, 2013

Separate but interrelated. That's the story of contemporary corporate Ireland: a morass of interconnectivity, crossovers and linkages. Everything relates - and everything is related. The state dominates the banking sector, while the banking sector dominates everything, the state included.

In truth, this has been the broad theme of Ireland's economic calamity – the sheer incestuousness of it all.

In 2013, a year in which the economy and business started a tentative recovery, this...

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