Category Archives: politics

Smiley’s People, and the future of the internet

This article,  in the light of the NSA revelations by Edward Snowden,  appeared in the Irish Times on 18th December 2013. The news this week that the US intelligence agencies and the UK’s Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) have being stalking … Continue reading

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A “Bricks and Mortar” Government

I wrote this piece as a commentary on the Irish Government’s 2014 budget,   announced on 15th October last.  My piece appeared in the Irish Times today. Roll-over relief for capital gains tax for entrepreneurs was announced in the Budget. … Continue reading

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“Ireland is a Terrible Place to be an Entrepreneur”

I wrote this piece a few weeks before Irish Government announced the national budget for 2014.   It was published in the Irish Times on 7th October last.   In my view,  the current administration often pronounce on entrepreneurship,   … Continue reading

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Imminent disruption of the broadcast TV industry

I wrote this piece for the Irish Times,  which was duly published 29th July last.  In it I note that the Irish Government has just produced a 5 year projection (they call it a “review”) of the public sector broadcasting … Continue reading

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eGovernment and the “smart” economy

The talk below is one which I was invited to give for this morning’s (18th January) Transforming Public Services Conference on eGovernment, organised by the Department of the Taoiseach. There were about 200 participants, in Dublin Castle, representing many sectors … Continue reading

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Catalysing More Start-ups: an interesting Dail proposition…

In his introduction to the Taskforce report,  the Taoiseach notes that members of the Taskforce: have focused, correctly, on how to deliver a step-change in the level of company start-ups and their growth to international scale in order to drive … Continue reading

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Speech to Fine Gael National Conference 2010

This morning,  I was an invited speaker at the Fine Gael National Conference in Killarney,  at their session on “Getting Ireland Back to Work”.

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