Colm McCarthy: dangers of a borrowing binge
Colm McCarthy
Inflationary pressures and rising interest rates leave Ireland in a precarious position, writes Colm McCarthy.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: Minister Donohoe flags clouds on the economic horizon
Minister Donohoe’s speech reads like it was aimed at the cabinet and his colleagues do not seem keen to read the memo.
8 June 2022 Opinion
Delay in publishing report on energy security of supply
It is commonly understood that European countries may face gas rationing this coming winter and that there could also be inadequate electricity supplies.
Colm McCarthy: mid-winter World Cup in Qatar
FIFA’s decision to allocate the 2022 World Cup finals to Qatar was not the first time the honour was bestowed on an autocracy.
1 June 2022 Viewpoints
ECB president gives reasons why inflation is up
ECB president Christine Lagarde has come out suggesting we are not back at the booming 2019 economy levels just yet.
29 May 2022 News
Colm McCarthy: caution urged with cryptocurrencies
The Central Bank of Ireland and financial regulators in many countries have warned private investors about the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies.
25 May 2022 Opinion
Colm McCarthy: stronger oversight needed when spending public money
Unless you believe that public capital resources are unlimited, overshoots on big projects mean cutbacks and postponements elsewhere.
18 May 2022 Opinion
Investigating your food: is it key to keep things simple?
To help create food-secure communities, do we need to adopt a more basic concept? Janine Kennedy investigates.
11 May 2022 News
Colm McCarthy: accurate capital cost estimates key to successful development
One of the motors of economic development is efficient investment in infrastructure by the State.
11 May 2022 Opinion
Colm McCarthy - CSO's annual report on fossil fuel subsidies
Only diesel for road vehicles should face the user charge to cover the road costs, which it does.
4 May 2022 Opinion
Colm McCarthy: prioritising demands on gas supply
Any heavy industrial user of gas, but also of electricity, should be assessed on the basis of their backward linkages into the Irish economy through the purchase of inputs in Ireland.
27 April 2022 Opinion
Colm McCarthy: importance of energy security
Rather than the constant demand for extra public spending in rural Ireland, why not accept that better control on public spending is overdue.
22 April 2022 Opinion