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A quick intro


This is a test wiki, or workspace to experiment with and see if it is possible to provide a useful repository of some key information on policy in Ireland that is inspired by the commentary on The Irish Economy blog.  We are interested in using a wiki to provide an easy to access central repository of information and discussion on Irish government strategy, mainly economic.   The idea is to provide a place to find key reports, statistics and opinions on the major policy areas in Ireland.  There is no way with limited time and no resources to provide all the data that you might expect, but with a bit of time, the power of crowds and wikinomics it may be possible to start creating a central place to find data and, get up to speed and discuss issues.


Current contributors


  • Kevin O'Brien
  • Holbrook Fields


New contributors are always welcome!  If you want to get involved, then please feel free to request access to make comments or edit pages.  You can always email holbrookfields@gmail.com with questions.


Some info on using this site

  1. Suggested template page
  2. Different sorts of users
  3. Structure of this site



List of contents


  1. Options for Ireland's economic situation
  2. Options for Political Reform
  3. Four Year Plan
  4. EU/IMF Bailout 
  5. November 2010 
  6. Croke Park Agreement 
  7. Growth Projections
  8. Bond Yields
  9. Budget 2011
    1. Budget 2010 
  10. Budget Deficit
    1. Irish Bonds  
    2. European Financial Stability Facility 
  11. National Debt
    1. National Treasury Management Agency  
    2. National Pension Reserve Fund 
  12. Irish Banking Crisis 
    1. Bank Guarantee 
    2. Glossary of Banking Terms 
    3. Allied Irish Bank 
    4. Irish Nationwide Building Society
    5. NAMA 
      1. NAMA Loan Book (spreadsheet from Ronan Lyons)
    6. Anglo Irish Bank
  13. Taxation 
    1. Corporation Tax 
  14. Public Sector Reform 
    1. The McCarthy Report/ An Bord Snip Nua
    2. 'Croke Park' Agreement
  15. Top 10 key indicators
  16. Education 
    1. Irish third level education strategy
  17. Financial Supervision
  18. Energy and The Green Economy
  19. The Knowledge Economy 
    1. Science Foundation Ireland 
  20. Transport
  21. Planning Policies 
    1. Urban Sprawl 
    2. Property Based Tax Incentives 
    3. National Spatial Strategy 
    4. Decentralisation scheme 2003
    5. Transit Oriented Development
    6. Limerick Regeneration Project 
  22. Agriculture and Food Industry
  23. Broadband coverage
  24. Justice and Community Affairs
  25. Arts, Culture, Heritage and Tourism
    1. Irish language
    2. Cultural Tourism
    3. Irish Film and Television Industry
    4. National Campaign for the Arts 








Comments (4)

Holbrook Fields said

at 12:17 am on Sep 24, 2010

Just testing the comments facility. If you'd like to comment, please request access to the site.

Kevin O'Brien said

at 3:01 pm on Sep 25, 2010

Should an "other topics" page be set up for Irish Language / Justice / Community affairs etc

Holbrook Fields said

at 5:26 pm on Sep 25, 2010

Hey Kevin - i reckon why not leave them there for the time being....? we're along way off having anything useful yet and can move them later on if need be. I'm not going to get too hung up on formatting yet. My vision is to have a section dealing with all categories of government policy not just economics. But having said all that - if you feel strongly about changing the format - just let me know how you see the site developing. Cheers...!

Kevin O'Brien said

at 11:02 pm on Sep 30, 2010

I am going to put this down for URL from now on , to see if we can recruit some more contributors. What do you reckon?

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