Given the growing number of Americans losing their lives to Covid-10 and a president threatening not to honour the result of the election, it is hard to imagine a television occasion of more extraordinary implications than this week's debate.
Let's get real: our lockdown strategies haven't worked. The virus is not under control and the economy is on its knees. But experience elsewhere has shown there's a better way to manage the virus while still living our lives.
The government is preparing its Budget 2021, and lobbyists and special interest groups are pushing their own agenda. Today, Stephen Kinsella looks at what they are asking for, and whether the government should yes or no to their asks.
Rumours had swirled among the broker community about a so-called ‘whale’, who was creating a massive impact on stock prices with huge orders. The option contracts were so large that banks and dealers were forced to enter the market and buy the same stocks. It was self-fulfilling.
The State has the immediate means to support those businesses and workers most affected by the pandemic, but next month’s budget also needs to address where resources and debt repayments will come from in the medium term.
Ireland’s CGT rate has been increased four times in 12 years and is among the highest in the world. It has disenfranchised risk-takers and frustrated entrepreneurs. Now, however, change is coming – albeit temporarily. So just what will the government do?