Bundled solutions taking the risk and the upfront cost out of switching to low-energy lighting, electric vehicles or solar panels for businesses are now needed for households. Industry and the new government have been tiptoeing around this model – it is time they take the plunge.
Budget tax measures are usually implemented in the Finance Act published, debated and enacted by both houses of the Oireachtas. When the government changes the rules on cancellation schemes, it did so within hours. Why did they do it and how did the scheme work?
Since the Provisional IRA's former head of intelligence was laid to rest, a debate has been raging over social distancing at his funeral. Yet there are many deeper, uncomfortable truths for the Republican movement – and secrets that Bobby Storey has taken to his grave.
Leo Varadkar says the pandemic will cause ‘divisive’ inequality, yet the key policy problem here is not inequality but massive uncertainty. Inequality is a potential outcome of the government’s reaction. If it gets the reaction wrong, the result may be a lost generation of young households.
Mohnish Pabrai is fascinated by the power of compounding. And it has paid off, with the fund he founded in 1994 generating a stunning annualised investment return of over 20%.