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#Brian Lucey

# brian-lucey - Sunday 4 September, 2016

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
# Appletax
# Appletax

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 24,774 Views 75 Comments

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

# brian-lucey - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

"The government needs its head examined" - should Ireland really throw €13 billion back in the EU's face?
# Rotten Apple?
# Rotten Apple?

"The government needs its head examined" - should Ireland really throw €13 billion back in the EU's face?

Aug 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 41,164 Views 168 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan insists he will appeal the €13 billion Irish tax bill handed down to Apple by the European Commission.

# brian-lucey - Friday 24 June, 2016

If a united Ireland DID result from Brexit, what would it do to our economy?
# Nation Once Again?
# Nation Once Again?

If a united Ireland DID result from Brexit, what would it do to our economy?

Jun 24th 2016, 6:36 PM 41,498 Views 104 Comments

Such a situation has just become an awful lot more plausible in the wake of this morning’s referendum result.

# brian-lucey - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP

Mar 10th 2015, 7:03 PM 17,282 Views 89 Comments

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

# brian-lucey - Saturday 27 September, 2014

These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?
# Spinning Around
# Spinning Around

These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?

Sep 27th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,925 Views 9 Comments

The country’s spin outs all in one place – but what do they need to survive?

# brian-lucey - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Argentina just burned its bondholders - could we have done the same?
# Default In Our Stars
# Default In Our Stars

Argentina just burned its bondholders - could we have done the same?

Aug 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 25,815 Views 84 Comments

What makes our situation different from theirs?

# brian-lucey - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Buy-to-let mortgages have been "left to fester"
# Arrears
# Arrears

Buy-to-let mortgages have been "left to fester"

Jun 12th 2014, 2:41 PM 13,176 Views 41 Comments

At the current rate, it will take 44 years to clear the buy-to-let arrears backlog.

# brian-lucey - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

"The time for burning bondholders is gone": economists address promissory notes
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

"The time for burning bondholders is gone": economists address promissory notes

Feb 15th 2012, 4:03 PM 4,241 Views 18 Comments

Oireachtas Committee for Finance has heard that Ireland should cancel or defer the repayment of promissory notes.