Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  On March 17th we will celebrate the life of St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland who was in fact born in Wales.  Kidnapped at the age of 16, and taken to Ireland as a slave, St. Patrick worked as a shepherd, but later escaped and ventured back to his native Roman...
Trump, Trade, and Ireland

Trump, Trade, and Ireland

A month into the Brave New World of post-election America, businesses in Ireland (and indeed the world over) remain trepidatious about what a President Donald Trump means for the world’s economy, especially where trade is concerned. Concerns over radical change are...
Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith

Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith

Over the past week, politicians in Brussels have suffered another bleak reminder of how difficult the business of free trade has become for the West’s democracies. After a year featuring Brexit, rising Euroscepticism, the protectionist rhetoric of Donald Trump, and...