Big Business Government

Eircom Saga: Pure Celtic Tiger

“It was a con,” says Paul Sweeney, an economist with the Siptu union. “It appealed to people’s greed … The people owned [Eircom] already. They were being sold their own company. It was sold as a good idea, a safe bet. And it wasn’t. It was pure financialisation, an insider win, outsider loss.

Brexit Europe

“Welcome to Brexit”

Here’s the Brexit cake you ordered, now you’ve got to eat it. At a lunch with EU ambassadors on Wednesday, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is understood to have given a frosty response to the volley of complaints from UK businesses about how difficult it all is, especially the rules […]