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Ireland’s Martin to Lead Historic Government Coalition (VoA)

June 29, 2020 | File Under: ,

” Centrist politician Micheál Martin became Ireland’s new prime minister Saturday, fusing two longtime rival parties into a coalition four months after an election that upended the status quo.” – by Associated Press

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Investing in Europe in 2020 – The Year Ahead

An overview of some European key themes and political risks for 2020

2020 brings with it the 10th year of recovery since the global financial crisis. Equity markets continue to break records, ample credit is available, yet the bullish performance appears cosmetic at times and investing in Europe in 2020 is fraught with political risks.  The US deficit doubled from $385bn to $779bn last year, the UK […]

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Varadkar resigns amid warning impasse will hit the economy (The Irish Times)

February 24, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“None of Varadkar, Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin or the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan secured anything close to the number of votes required to be elected Taoiseach and win the mandate to form a government.” – by Colin Gleeson

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Property investors’ concern at Sinn Féin housing policies (The Times)

February 13, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Some large property investors are “concerned” about Sinn Féin’s housing policies, but other industry leaders think stability is the most important aspect of a government regardless of who is power.” – by Brian Mahon

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Central Bank warns on Dublin’s €78bn company loans hub (The Irish Times)

December 21, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Ireland’s growing role as a host to esoteric vehicles for repackaged loans of highly indebted companies internationally could see it caught up in an international financial shock if corporate default rates spike.” – by Joe Brennan

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How Ireland lost patience with Brexiting Brits (Politico)

September 10, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“While Westminster has been distracted by Johnson’s charge toward an election, the profound implications of the London-Dublin fault-line — particularly for Northern Ireland — are slowly beginning to surface.” – by  Naomi O’Leary

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths are all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we […]

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