September 2011 issue
During a week in the US Capital, John Walsh took in wide range of views on the economy, President Obama's re-election prospects and warnings that the Obama administration may soo decide to close a loophole allowing US corporations chanelling their profits through lower tax jurisdictions such as Ireland.
Massive efforts are being made to reverse the slippage in competitiveness that ocurred during the Celtic Tiger era. When the banking crisis erupted and the property market collapsed, Ireland was left badly exposed. But is enough being dome in the right areas?
An Italian central banker with a very German attitude to fiscal responsibility. New head of the ECB, Mario Draghi is someone the Irish people will be hearing a lot of in the coming years. But he’s unlikely to do us any favours. Patrick Freyne investigates.
Wind power has consistently been held up as the linchpin of Ireland’s renewable energy strategy. Rónán Duffy examines progress within the sector and investigates the potential for electricity to become one of Ireland’s major exports.
Christopher Goodfellow looks at the impending implementation of the Agency Workers’ Directive and argues that it has the potential to reduce the benefits of hiring temporary workers and impose heavy costs to businesses.
The demand for physical photographs in increasing as people grow tired of viewing their snaps on LCD screens. A raft of photography specific printers have been developed to meet the demand and Canon’s latest release the ‘Selphy CP800’ is among them.