ireland

  • January 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    All this week we’ve featured investment advisor Jon Shayne, aka Country-and-Western economist Merle Hazard, warbling his way through the European debt debacle. He started with the pain in Spain and moved on through Erin Go Broke to the tune of … Continue reading

  • January 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the ongoing fallout from Europe’s debt crisis, which has led to political woes and bank bailouts among other problems. His update is park of his ongoing series on Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010  

    Ireland’s finance minister announced severe budget cuts Tuesday as its economy reels from a real estate boom and bust that have left the country with massive debt. Emma Alberici reports from Dublin for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010   BY Evan Conway  

    Ireland now faces the toughest budget in its history, and many wonder how a country once heralded as an economic beacon for smaller nations could have run into such troubles. Could housing, a big factor in its boom and bust, help its economy recover? Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010  

    After a report from the business editor of The Irish Independent, Maeve Dineen, Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the potential political impact of Ireland’s bailout with economist Jacob Kirkegaard and George Washington University professor Scheherazade Rehman. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010  

    The Irish government accepted a bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund worth 80-90 billion euros. Faisal Islam of Independent Television News has a report from Dublin. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko  

    Ireland, the European Union and International Monetary Fund agreed over the weekend to an 80 billion to 90 billion euro ($109 billion to $123 billion) financial bailout plan to help Ireland’s ailing economy and prevent the broader economic crisis from tanking other troubled countries, such as Portugal and Spain. Continue reading