A government-backed effort to regenerate the area has been asking big firms at the International Financial Services Centre to hire locally. So far, it’s had limited success.
Andy: Ireland Helps European Banks Avoid Paying Taxes
Banks are under-reporting profits where they actually carry out much of their work, while they are over-reporting them in those tax regimes that offer them the most favourable treatment. Ireland, of course, features prominently.
Andy: Ryanair, and Dublin’s Role in Undermining Labour Rights
Dublin is a key hub in a web of labour-undermining schemes. It functions as a crucial “flying column” attacking labour and servicing capital in the EU.
At Liberties Business Forum, Locals Lack a Voice
Powerful folks in suits knocked back whiskey and talked about hundreds of millions of euros of investment they hope is going to flow into the Liberties in the coming years, transforming the neighbourhood.