The aim of this website is to provide commentary and information about the Irish economy. The opinions expressed on the site are personal to the individual contributors; the website per se does not institutionally endorse any of the opinions expressed on the site, nor do the employers of the contributors.   You may contact the site owner at philiprichardlane at me.com.

A few operational notes:
First-time commentators are held in the ‘moderation’ queue – while this is cleared fairly rapidly, please be patient if there is a delay.

On occasion, a comment from even regular contributors gets sent to the SPAM queue. We also clear this quite rapidly but there is no need to re-post your comment if it is does not automatically appear: please be patient.
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Delaney’s Law: If you are using a pseudonym, can you pick one that isn’t going to be mixed up with our regular contributors?
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