Category: Financial Topics

Mortgage scandal shows we’d be better tracking the bankers

There is little reason to hope that this week’s showdown with the banks, when finance minister Paschal Donohoe takes them to task over the tracker mortgage scandal, will yield results. Previous encounters of this kind were nothing more than an excuse for the government to be…

Land reform can put the cost of housing back on solid ground

When we talk about sky-rocketing house prices, we’re not quite getting the description right. The prices that are rocketing are not so much the bricks and mortar as the land they sit on. House price inflation is really land price inflation. Between 1994 and 2007, according…