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#Colm McCarthy

# colm-mccarthy - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'How bad would it be to be a European country not in the EU? Not that bad'
# Brexit
# Brexit

'How bad would it be to be a European country not in the EU? Not that bad'

Feb 10th 2015, 4:55 PM 15,058 Views 70 Comments

What are the implications for Ireland if the UK leaves the union?

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate
# The Experts
# The Experts

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate

Jul 9th 2014, 12:50 PM 4,664 Views 28 Comments

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

# colm-mccarthy - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 3,999 Views 23 Comments

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests
# Coillte
# Coillte

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

Jun 19th 2013, 5:39 PM 4,437 Views 28 Comments

The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.

# colm-mccarthy - Monday 2 July, 2012

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:02 AM 2,563 Views 27 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will meet with his counterparts in Brussels next week to lay out Ireland’s case for reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt.

# colm-mccarthy - Thursday 26 April, 2012

EU Referendum: SF denies misrepresenting economists on No vote leaflets
# Referendum
# Referendum

EU Referendum: SF denies misrepresenting economists on No vote leaflets

Apr 26th 2012, 8:23 AM 2,762 Views 71 Comments

Three economists who are advocating a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum are quoted as being critical of the Fiscal Compact on a Sinn Féin leaflet that is being distributed.

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet
# Referendum
# Referendum

VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet

Apr 25th 2012, 4:12 PM 5,741 Views 124 Comments

A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.

# colm-mccarthy - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Colm McCarthy: Irish bank debt was incurred "under threats" from ECB
# Bankers
# Bankers

Colm McCarthy: Irish bank debt was incurred "under threats" from ECB

Mar 18th 2012, 1:29 PM 7,237 Views 42 Comments

The UCD economist said that no other eurozone country has taken on the kind of bank-related debt that Ireland took on – and warned that it may not be sustainable.

# colm-mccarthy - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Colm McCarthy appointed to board of Dublin Airport Authority
# Appointments
# Appointments

Colm McCarthy appointed to board of Dublin Airport Authority

Feb 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,942 Views 36 Comments

He is joined by former Bord Gais CEO Gerry Walsh and aviation executive John Lynch.

# colm-mccarthy - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme
# Retirements
# Retirements

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:00 AM 2,420 Views 28 Comments

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# colm-mccarthy - Monday 30 January, 2012

Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think
# Bailout
# Bailout

Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think

Jan 30th 2012, 7:40 AM 7,338 Views 29 Comments

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.

# colm-mccarthy - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Troika now losing faith in Ireland's bailout - Ross
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika now losing faith in Ireland's bailout - Ross

Jan 22nd 2012, 1:01 PM 8,405 Views 69 Comments

The independent TD said he was told by troika representatives that the programme had been “optimistic” and that Ireland might not meet its targets.

# colm-mccarthy - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme

Jan 19th 2012, 7:50 AM 2,131 Views 14 Comments

It comes amid growing talk that Ireland will need a second bailout. One economist did not rule out such a possibility this morning.

# colm-mccarthy - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Who said that? TheJournal.ie’s 2011 Quotes Quiz
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Who said that? TheJournal.ie’s 2011 Quotes Quiz

Dec 29th 2011, 6:00 PM 4,290 Views 2 Comments

We’ve picked out the highlights of the year in quotations. But which public figure said them?

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Varadkar willing to sell off State’s stake in Aer Lingus
# Flying The Coop
# Flying The Coop

Varadkar willing to sell off State’s stake in Aer Lingus

Sep 7th 2011, 4:29 PM 540 Views 23 Comments

The Transport minister tells Newstalk that he doesn’t view the airline as “strategic” – and would be willing to part with it.

# colm-mccarthy - Monday 18 July, 2011

Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks?

Jul 18th 2011, 11:09 AM 4,108 Views 27 Comments

An Post is gaining a bigger share of Ireland’s savings market as savers move their money from banks. Have you?

An Post benefits from the troubles in Ireland's banks
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

An Post benefits from the troubles in Ireland's banks

Jul 18th 2011, 10:14 AM 828 Views 2 Comments

The semi-state company has taken in over €5 billion in savings deposits since the economic crisis began.

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

McCarthy report: sale of state assets should focus on long-term growth
# State Assets
# State Assets

McCarthy report: sale of state assets should focus on long-term growth

Apr 20th 2011, 2:43 PM 1,540 Views 0 Comments

Economic report recommends selling National Stud, Bord na Móna, and Aer Lingus shares, and calls for a review of pay and conditions in all commercial state companies to asses their competitiveness.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Apr 20th 2011, 8:17 AM 3,745 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.

McCarthy report will suggest no 'fire sale' of State assets
# State Assets
# State Assets

McCarthy report will suggest no 'fire sale' of State assets

Apr 20th 2011, 7:31 AM 680 Views 0 Comments

The latest McCarthy report, discussed at Cabinet yesterday, will argue that selling off assets now won’t get the best price.

# colm-mccarthy - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist

Nov 2nd 2010, 9:34 AM 489 Views 0 Comments

First Colm McCarthy, now Karl Whelan says the movements in bond markets leave Ireland on the brink of default.

# colm-mccarthy - Monday 1 November, 2010

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears

Nov 1st 2010, 12:28 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Ireland goes over 7% again, as investors buy into Colm McCarthy’s fears of an IMF bailout.

# colm-mccarthy - Thursday 22 July, 2010

McCarthy heads group to check state assets
# State Assets
# State Assets

McCarthy heads group to check state assets

Jul 22nd 2010, 7:10 PM 412 Views 0 Comments

Board will look into efficiency of assets such as RTÉ and an Post.

# colm-mccarthy - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

McCarthy says economic crisis was 'self-inflicted' and 'avoidable'
# MacGill
# MacGill

McCarthy says economic crisis was 'self-inflicted' and 'avoidable'

Jul 21st 2010, 10:47 AM 148 Views 0 Comments

The former chairman of An Board Snip speaks at the MacGill Summer School.