Chopra’s big idea for Ireland’s banks

By Business Editor David Murphy Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan are getting ready for their lap of honour when Ireland exits the EU/IMF bailout. But there is still one unresolved issue – it is becoming clearer that banks will need more capital.

The business and politics of Climate Change

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Amid the hullabaloo surrounding penalty-point-gate this week, another event in Leinster House, with arguably far greater long term consequences for our future, and the future of our children, got overshadowed. On the day the people of Moore, Oklahoma began counting the human and economic cost of a terrifying weather event, the Oireachtas Joint Environment Committee began discussing the heads of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill. This long awaited piece …

Tory-bashing and crisis economics

By Seán Whelan, Economics Correspondent Michael Martin has just made an important speech staking out radically new policy territory for Fianna Fáil on Europe, Britain and Ireland.  In it he says: – The economic crisis is so deep the EU can no longer keep watering down agreements to find the lowest common denominator. – If that means a two speed Europe, the so be it. – Britain’s in/out debate cannot be allowed to paralyse decision making for the next four …