Boom times (2016 Special Edition)


#141

€193 since Leo Varadkar increased it in March :laughing:


#142

Fecking Tory :open_mouth: :confused: :smiley:


#143

That 26% growth rate – from startled earwigs to stars in our eyes

irisheconomy.ie/index.php/20 … -our-eyes/

Good post, though quite long, from Seamus Coffey explaining what caused the 26% GDP figure in 2015 to where we are now


#144

FF calls for tax cuts for developers

thejournal.ie/poll-developer … 2-Sep2017/

Nobody does radical as badly as FF!


#145

Around my Manor in SCD a lot of dross and stuff that has lingered-long seems to be getting hoovered.


#146

Estate agent gushes:
Valued an apartment today in Dublin 2 for €580k. Sold it for €288k summer 2013. Timing is everything in real estate.


#147

The Nord Anglia school in Sandyford will offer the International Baccalaureate to both Irish and global students.
Fees €15,900 - €24,000 per year, per student.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i … 78770.html


#148

^^ working link

independent.ie/irish-news/i … 78770.html


#149

Mr Riverdeep is back 8DD


#150

Full page estate agent ad on page 5 IrishExaminer


#151

Copy is not their strong point - life vs live :slight_smile:


#152

It does actually say “live”. Terrible typography though.


#153

:blush:


#154

I must admit at first glance I thought it said:

LIFE and WORK and INFEST


#155

Due to rising property values, the CSO says: every person in the country has an net worth of €150,768

Boom is back 8DD


#156

Fab! Bring back home equity loans immediately. Because we’re worth it!


#157

Car traffic jams are everywhere. Lots of drivers taking stupid risks to get ahead in the jam

Hotel prices have gone nuts


#158

I’ve noticed a lot more L & N/L drivers on the road. I’ve noticed a lot of people driving really badly in this category but not always but I’m going to say in main. Taking incredible risks or simply moronic mistakes that betray a lack of situational driving awareness. It’s actually very worrying.

We probably need a Driving 101 thread at this point hybridised with “insurance” costs.


#159

Jams only because sub prime lending has taken over car financing, car deals being offered to people who really cannot afford them, no job? don’t worry, here ya go - it’s the next blow up bubble and not just here


#160

The increasingly frightening thing for me, which others have commented on here, but seems to get limited coverage on MSM is:

  • the economy has probably grown by close to 20% in last 4 years.
  • Government revenue is up around the same.
  • we are still as a country borrowing to fund OpEx (which is madness).
  • we have not really decreased the state’s debt burden bar refinancing the interest payments.
  • Brexit could throw a spanner at us, that could plunge us into deficit easily.
  • we are still as a country borrowing to fund OpEx (which is madness!!).
  • we are still as a country borrowing to fund OpEx (WHICH IS F#CKING MADNESS!!).
    :-GC