Harnessing our Ocean Wealth, published in 2012, sets out a plan to assist Ireland in realising the enormous economic and social potential of its marine environment. What is this plan, how is the sector performing and where to from here?
The Great Lighthouses of Ireland initiative, developed by Irish Lights and tourism agencies to promote the re-use of lighthouses as tourism attractions is having a notable economic impact on the lighthouses and surrounding areas.
Housing demand is actually a relatively straightforward variable to estimate over the medium to long term. But there are concerning differences between estimates in official publications and those from other sources.
If you don’t control the money supply then inflation will rise. But why have the past few years been so different? Where is all the inflation? It’s in the system, we just haven’t seen it yet and it may be some time before we do.
Ireland’s economy made a strong recovery in the years following the bailout. But a ‘crisis’ mindset continued to permeate much of the commentary and policy making. A change in economic thinking was needed to sustain the recovery? But, where are the new ideas?