At ISME we try to keep the national economic narrative honest. When commentators make false claims, particularly around areas such as public sector pay, government spending and taxation, our job is to correct the record
In recognition of all the great work Sean Hannick did, ISME will be presenting the 1st Sean Hannick Award at our Annual Conference which will be attended by Sean’s widow, Deirdre.
At ISME we get our inspiration from the most wonderful of places. Today, Winnie the Pooh, everyone’s favourite bear, is 90 years old so we thought we might draw on some of Winnie’s wisdom to explain something about inflation in the Irish economy.
Brexit, what Brexit? Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose -“the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing”. No we’re not getting high falutin’ here at ISME, just reflecting on yesterday’s budget. Despite the realities of Brexit staring Irish businesses
300,000 people will traipse through the event during the week and they’ll see sights from the gargantuan to the curious, from massive combined harvesters to a modest Legion of Mary stand. They’ll also see State waste.
“Following a €100m transfer of taxpayer’s money to Dublin Bus its management chose to describe what wasn’t spent from this massive subsidy as a profit.”
We’re not going to encourage them so we’re not going to name the organisation that sent this sad catchall news release out today.
4 nil down and we haven’t got to half time. Phenomenal, all own goals.
It’s in their DNA. Politicians just can’t help taking and giving away what is not theirs.
State owned bank AIB has taken our advice