ECONOMIST DAVID MCWILLIAMS has told festival-goers at the Electric Picnic that Ireland should actively pursue a debt default. Arguing that Ireland is better off defaulting sooner rather than later if it does so at all, McWilliams said “moral and financial logic” dictated that Ireland needed an ”organised” default.
McWilliams is an economist and journalist. He has made documentaries for both RTÉ and TV3. McWilliams used to work for the Central Bank of Ireland and Banque Nationale de Paris.
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# david-mcwilliams - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The turnout was good, the ideas were flowing and the organisers appeared delighted with themselves. But what chance a political party?
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 21 January, 2014
“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.
# david-mcwilliams - Sunday 29 September, 2013
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 17 June, 2013
41 years ago today, the Watergate break-in took place, which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists that broke the story, was in Dalkey last night to speak about how it changed America.
# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 31 October, 2012
The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.
# david-mcwilliams - Thursday 11 October, 2012
The five-day festival returns for its third year next month.
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 10 July, 2012
In his latest ‘punk economics’ video, the floppy-haired one looks at panic in China and the fading recovery in the US.
# david-mcwilliams - Friday 18 May, 2012
Austerity treaty, stability treaty. or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 31 January, 2012
In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?
David McWilliams explains our dire situation in terms everyone can understand – and adds his own diagrams…
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 30 January, 2012
Economists in Ireland are divided on whether or not the country will need a new bailout programme next year. But very few think it is likely we can return to the markets as scheduled.
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 16 January, 2012
Economist David McWilliams is pretty definitive on the topic.
# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 7 December, 2011
Minister Leo Varadkar says that he would support discussions on a bid to bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to these shores.
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 27 September, 2011
Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.
# david-mcwilliams - Sunday 17 July, 2011
# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 6 July, 2011
NOTW phone hacking controversy, Dáil protests over bailout troika and hospital cuts, and your guide to Oxegen. These and more in today’s Fix:
Diarmuid Gavin, David McWilliams and Conrad Gallagher are among the contributors to HuffPo UK launching today.
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 13 June, 2011
The weekend’s literature-packed event is aimed at boosting community spirit in the recession, organiser and economist David McWilliams told TheJournal.ie.
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 15 February, 2011
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 14 February, 2011
Five things you need to know: No Valentine for Merkel from Enda, McWilliams regrets opening the door to Brian Lenihan (literally), and a dash to hospital for a Grammy reporter.
Economist David McWilliams says if he’d known what Brian Lenihan would do with his bank guarantee idea, he would not have let him into his house that pre-guarantee scheme night in 2008.
# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 18 January, 2011
Check out the group David McWilliams is reportedly considering running under in the general election.
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 17 January, 2011
Nine things you need to know on what’s officially the most miserable day of the year: Cowen and Martin go head to head for the leadership of Fianna Fail; a Tyrone village mourns; and AIB launches investigation into how forged documents were allegedly used to claim a couple’s home.
# david-mcwilliams - Monday 6 December, 2010
Overwhelmed by the banking crisis and the economic implosion, Brian Lenihan simply wasn’t able to cope with his ministerial portfolio, the FT concludes. Today we’re asking: could anyone else do it better?