September 2010 issue
John Walsh looks at the challenges currently facing the Irish stockbroking industry. After its expansion in boom years, it’s now facing shrinking volumes, commissions and an overbroked market. Reform and consolidation look likely.
The draft Dublin City Development Plan is currently under consideration but critics argue that it will fail to provide an economic stimulus. Fearghal O’Connor examines the feasibility of the plan and how it’s highlighted the need for local government reform.
Should the Government sell off the country’s 28 commercial semi-State companies to get much-needed funds? Fearghal O’Connor hears the arguments for and against and looks at the political implications and pension funding issues that must be faced. Read full article.
The future of the pharma sector in Ireland is set to be revolutionised in the coming years. Geoff Daniel looks at the Government’s policy in the area and at the patent issues that are set to be key in defining an important Irish industry moving forward
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has made serious mistakes, but has also presided over the successful regeneration of an inner city area. David Elkin looks at what went wrong, what went right, and what other urban regeneration projects can learn Read full article.
After years of unbridled success, Google now finds itself at a crossroads in where to go next with its business. Adam Maguire looks at why the suggestions of its demise are premature, and wraps up the latest tech news and reviews