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Ireland Back on Global Innovation Index Leader Board

John Lee | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
John Lee

In another example of punching above its weight, Ireland has retained a "Top Ten" ranking on the Global Innovation Index 2013, a survey of 142 countries just released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Cornell University.

One Irish Pub Closes Every Day In Ireland

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

The Irish economy is so bad, even the country's famed pubs are hurting. One pub closes every day in Ireland, according to a new report in USA Toda...

Ireland Ups Flow of Greatest Export -- Culture

John Lee | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
John Lee

Lacking much in the way of currently accessible oil reserves, rare earths, precious metals, athletic shoe factories or excessive amber waves of grain, the government placed a $5.2 million bet on something hard to quantify -- culture.

Philanthropy and Economic Development Boosted by Global Irish Tribe

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly President Bill Clinton gave the keynote address at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle Oct. 8. The Forum is an Ir...

In With the Old Hopes As Well As the New for the Global Irish Economic Forum

Felimy Greene | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Felimy Greene

I will return to Ireland this week to attend the second Global Irish Economic Forum. 
I believe the gathering at Dublin Castle can make a difference and I hope it will embrace existing ideas as much as new ones.

Ireland Remains at Heart of Eurozone Trouble

Sean Kay | Posted 12.01.2011 | World
Sean Kay

Ireland does have to do more cuts, it does have to reform its public sector pay scale, and it is going to have to do so in a way that will continue to drive the domestic economy into a deepening downward spiral if it wishes to sustain European support, which it now cannot survive economically without.

How Ireland Can Lead the Way for the Global Economy

Sean Kay | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Sean Kay

As the rest of the world looks with shock at what went wrong in Ireland and as Irish anger grows, it is time to refocus discussion on what Ireland can do for itself.

Irish Animation -- A Bright Spot Amid Gloom

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 08.12.2011 | Media
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly The headlines about the Irish economy may be all doom and gloom but there is a magical side to it if you look at its exports. Namely, ...

Irish Bank Exits 'Collective Madness' With Jaw-Dropping Annual Loss

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

DUBLIN (Carmel Crimmins) - Allied Irish Banks aimed to put the "collective madness" of a homegrown property bubble behind it on Tuesday with a jaw-dro...

Death of the Celtic Tiger: A Cautionary Irish Tale

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

The Celtic Tiger went from boom to bust with breathtaking speed. In the wake of four austerity budgets -- seen as the toughest in Europe -- Ireland is locked in depression with ten successive quarters of economic contraction.

Irish Video Nuggets from YouTube Stream

John Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Lee

Looking back at the Irish digital media footprint in 2010, I'm stumbling across a few video nuggets gleamed from the relentless social media stream. A...

Twitter Hashtag Brings Out Hope in Ireland

John Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Lee

A new Twitter hashtag, #positiveireland, has surfaced, attracting a digital stream of good Irish economic news to counter the prevailing doom, gloom and ire of traditional media.

Irish and the Euro

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Mark Blyth: On Ireland, the Circle Will Not Be Squared (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Mark Blyth, of Austerity fame and the Watson Institute, has a Scot's vernacular gift for clarifying economics. Is the situation explosive? "You've g...

An Original Plan 'B for the Eurozone

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Portugal, Ireland and Greece may yet be able to ride out the storm if austerity works. But if it does not, more drastic solutions might be called for.

Ireland's Brutal Four-Year Economic Plan is Announced

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The EU Commission has called the Irish government's Four Year Plan a "cornerstone" of the bailout package currently under discussion between Ireland, ...

What's Really Behind QE2?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The deficit hawks are circling, hovering over QE2, calling it just another inflationary bank bailout. But unlike QE1, QE2 is not about saving the ban...

Bono Helps the Irish

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Irish Crisis Gets Funny: Politician "Mad as Hell" on National TV (VIDEO)

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rory Fitzgerald


Irish Economic Crisis: Will Ireland Leave Europe and Join the United States?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

Nobody knows what is coming next, but one thing is clear: Ireland is rudderless and adrift in mid-Atlantic. We are looking for a bailout. And it appears that we are drifting towards Washington.

Viral Video PowerPoints-Out That Ireland Means Business

John Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Lee

After reading of a Irish government response to its financial crisis that involves free cheese (though probably better cheese the US distributed in a ...

Ireland Decides to Invade the Cayman Islands "To Get Some Cash"

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rory Fitzgerald

Former US president George W. Bush said that Ireland's idea was "a good one" and that it reminded him of "the sort of thing I did while in office."

SIMON JOHNSON Irish Economic Worries Demonstrate Remaining Global Dangers

The Baseline Scenario | Peter Boone and Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is the global economic recovery still on track? The mainstream view is: yes, without a doubt. But increasingly, there are increasingly reasons to fear...

Disaster Capitalism's Catastrophic Success in Ireland, and America

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The causes and impacts of Ireland's economic crisis and America's are pretty much the same.

Ireland Bank Crisis: 'Worst Fears Surpassed' As Banks Need An Additional $42.7 Billion

Bloomberg / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. taxpayers can find some solace in the fact that there is one country with banking problems worse than our own. Ireland's banks need another $4...