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# david-mcwilliams - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma Column

Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma

Tommy Martin on Brexit, the Irish Open and how sport in Ireland is best served by the softest of borders.

# david-mcwilliams - Sunday 16 October, 2016

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs

The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.

# david-mcwilliams - Saturday 26 September, 2015

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 21 September, 2015

These charts show why Ireland's wealth divide has widened so much

Inequality is the topic of David McWilliams’ new documentary, which airs tonight on RTÉ One.

# david-mcwilliams - Thursday 5 March, 2015

David McWilliams' media company is doing very nicely, thanks

The economist’s Iconic Media Ltd. posted accumulated profits of €630,000 for 2014

# david-mcwilliams - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

# david-mcwilliams - Thursday 26 February, 2015

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry

TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# david-mcwilliams - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates Almost Famous This post contains videos

Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates

The independent TD hasn’t spoken to David McWilliams or Fintan O’Toole, but would welcome talks.

# david-mcwilliams - Saturday 25 January, 2014

9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’

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

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone

“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told today.

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 17 June, 2013

Bernstein on Watergate: ‘We were afraid we’d make a mistake’

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

Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams

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

'Cautious optimism', laughter and Mammynomics promised at Kilkenomics

The five-day festival returns for its third year next month.

# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

VIDEO: David McWilliams explains why the world economy is still doomed

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

Referendum roundup: 13 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty. or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?

Watch: The eurozone debt crisis explained in 'punk economics' Punk Economics This post contains videos

Watch: The eurozone debt crisis explained in 'punk economics'

David McWilliams explains our dire situation in terms everyone can understand – and adds his own diagrams…

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 30 January, 2012

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

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Bailout II: Will it actually happen?

Economist David McWilliams is pretty definitive on the topic.

# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The42 Varadkar open to Rugby World Cup bid RWC 2023?

Varadkar open to Rugby World Cup bid

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

Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum

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

Shane Ross linked to formation of new political party: report

A new centre-right political party involving the independent TD could be formed next year according to a report today.

# david-mcwilliams - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

NOTW phone hacking controversy, Dáil protests over bailout troika and hospital cuts, and your guide to Oxegen. These and more in today’s Fix:

Irish figures among bloggers on Huffington Post's new UK edition

Diarmuid Gavin, David McWilliams and Conrad Gallagher are among the contributors to HuffPo UK launching today.

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 13 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge John Simpson and Jim Sheridan among speakers at Dalkey Book Festival Dalkey Book Festival

John Simpson and Jim Sheridan among speakers at Dalkey Book Festival

The weekend’s literature-packed event is aimed at boosting community spirit in the recession, organiser and economist David McWilliams told

# david-mcwilliams - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Quick-fire election debate at the Button Factory tonight

The event – hosted Vincent Browne, David McWilliams and Paddy Cullivan – has been set up by a Dublin musician who encourages audience participation and says candidates need to be “quick and clear” with their messages.

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 14 February, 2011

Take 5: Monday

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.

McWilliams regrets answering the door to Lenihan to discuss bank guarantee

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

What is the New Ireland movement?

Check out the group David McWilliams is reportedly considering running under in the general election.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# david-mcwilliams - Monday 17 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Poll: Who should be Ireland's Finance Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be Ireland's Finance Minister?

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?

# david-mcwilliams - Saturday 4 September, 2010

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.