Author: Damien

  • Populist politics – An age old legacy

    An article by Cliff Taylor in the The Irish times advocating a neutral budget for 2015 has caused … well, absolutely no reaction whatsoever, partly because he wrote the same article this time last year. It does however raise a few interesting points that bear consideration. He argued for what would be a classic case […]

  • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    While I think that it is generally accepted that Michael Noonan is one of very few ministers to perform quite well in difficult circumstances over the lifetime of our current administration, the decision to appoint KPMG seems at the very least to violate the basic principle that ‘’Not only must Justice be done; it must […]