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By Cormac Lucey The row about the role of the government strategic communications unit (SCU) in promoting the national development plan rumbles on. Public money was used to insert advertisements in various newspapers that looked like regular editorial copy. The opinions of several public commentators were sought and used without them knowing where they would appear and, mysteriously, some local … Read More

Ireland’s Central Bank Needs a Stiffer Broom

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  By Cormac Lucey, in the Irish Sunday Times, 17 January 2016 The new Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane gave a lengthy and insightful interview to The Irish Times last week. He made several interesting comments but the one that attracted the most public interest was his statement that the controversial mortgage rules will be reviewed this summer. … Read More