Irish Water Needs Professional Help

At tomorrow night’s meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I will support a motion put forward by the Green Party to call for referendum to constitutionally prohibit the privatisation of Irish Water. The Irish Water issue has exercised most of the...

Rent Controls are Short Sighted

There is a critical need to address the housing shortage in the Dublin area. Private and public sector building programmes must be encouraged in order to meet the growing demand for homes. Rents will stabilise, and potentially fall, once there is a marked increase in...

ECB Creates €8 Billion in Cheap Funding for Irish SME’s

I am very concerned about the lack of credit available to SME’s at this stage in our recovery. There is one upcoming opportunity that has the potential to create up to €8Bn of cheap funding for Irish SME’s, but only if the Irish banks get  both fully on board with the...