To add to the odd times we are living in, the most sense on the Irish economy is talked by a guy with a shopping bag on his head.
Blindboy is one of the Rubber Bandits. Rubber Bandits are a comedy art duo from Limerick who rose to fame with their classic anthem Horse Outside.
Here he is talking to Tubs on the Late Late Show:
Much has been talked about how property in London is basically piggy banks for the world’s rich. To quote from a Guardian article last year:
London needs homes, not towers of ‘safe-deposit boxes’
Too many new properties in London are simply designed as places for the super-rich to park their cash
We are no stranger to property funds here in Northern Ireland. They have also been very active in the Dublin market. It is fine when they stick to office space but when they start affecting the price of the consumer market the government needs to intervene. Of course they won’t, the lure of the money men is too strong.
It is astonishing that in less than 10 years the Republic has forgotten the lessons of the last property crash. Plus ça change…