Interviews and Features
Bank auditing: The dogs that didn’t bark
Historically, banks and insurance firms were tightly disciplined by governments but auditing rules became more lax and thus, very few spotted the onset of our banking fiasco, writes William Kingston.
Budget: Does consensus matter?
As Opposition politicians troop down the corridors of power to hear the bad news, what is the likelihood of consensus on the Budget, asks Fearghal O’Connor.
Corporate governance: Directors, get ready
Abigail St. John Kennedy looks at new developments in Irish corporate governance.
Cover story: Changing the exchange
Chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Duncan Niederauer talks to John Walsh about regulation and what needs to be done to get the economy back on track.
Digital media: Death of the centre of media industry
The future of media will see the rise of a centrifugal trend with sophisticated niche audiences increasingly shaping the content. The industry must adapt early, writes Johnny Ryan.
Economic reform: It's the real economy, stupid
The exporting sector is not the only part of the economy that needs to become smart if Ireland is to recover, says Ronnie O’Toole
Emigration: Spectre of emigration
As emigration levels rise once again, David Elkin asks whether this phenomenon is a temporary safety valve or permanent brain drain.
European Commission: Is it tough love or creeping EU federalism?
Ireland’s debt problems will result in the European Commission having a much greater say in our national budget. John Walsh looks at the implications for Ireland.
Invoices: Vat laws struggle to claim success
Last January the European Union brought in a new system for companies wishing to reclaim Vat incurred abroad. The reforms have had the opposite effect than desired, writes Niamh Gunn.
Irish recovery: Time to make bondholders pay
Respected commentator Gillian Tett tells John Walsh why Ireland must negotiate with senior bondholders.
Management clinic: Right approach for right project
Doing business as usual no longer works, skilled project management is needed, writes Dermot Duff.
Marketing: Following the crowd
Recent marketing campaigns by Pepsi and Doritos signalled a departure from tradition because of their hugely successful use of crowdsourcing or online forums. Jonathan Cloonan examines the trend.
Metro: End of the line?
Is the Metro about to come to a shuddering halt? Speculation about a new funding model would suggest so, writes Fearghal O’Connor.