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# David McWilliams

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# column
Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma
Tommy Martin on Brexit, the Irish Open and how sport in Ireland is best served by the softest of borders.
# on the agenda
"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs
The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.
# it's the economy stupid
David McWilliams turns down Celebrity Economist Debtmatch with Dan O'Brien
Well, a debate anyway…
# Rich Get Richer
These charts show why Ireland's wealth divide has widened so much
Inequality is the topic of David McWilliams’ new documentary, which airs tonight on RTÉ One.
# follow the money
David McWilliams' media company is doing very nicely, thanks
The economist’s Iconic Media Ltd. posted accumulated profits of €630,000 for 2014
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.
# Banking Inquiry
The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry
TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.
# digestives and milk
Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis
David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.
# 6 Years On
30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
# Almost famous
Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates
The independent TD hasn’t spoken to David McWilliams or Fintan O’Toole, but would welcome talks.
# Reform Conference
9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’
The turnout was good, the ideas were flowing and the organisers appeared delighted with themselves. But what chance a political party?
# The RA
Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone
“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.
# all the presidents men
Bernstein on Watergate: ‘We were afraid we’d make a mistake’
41 years ago today, the Watergate break-in took place, which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists that broke the story, was in Dalkey last night to speak about how it changed America.
Voices
Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams
The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.
# Kilkenny
'Cautious optimism', laughter and Mammynomics promised at Kilkenomics
The five-day festival returns for its third year next month.
# Punk Economics
VIDEO: David McWilliams explains why the world economy is still doomed
In his latest ‘punk economics’ video, the floppy-haired one looks at panic in China and the fading recovery in the US.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 13 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty. or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?
# Punk Economics
Watch: The eurozone debt crisis explained in 'punk economics'
David McWilliams explains our dire situation in terms everyone can understand – and adds his own diagrams…
# Bailout
Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think
Economists in Ireland are divided on whether or not the country will need a new bailout programme next year. But very few think it is likely we can return to the markets as scheduled.
# Bailout II
Bailout II: Will it actually happen?
Economist David McWilliams is pretty definitive on the topic.
# RWC 2023?
Varadkar open to Rugby World Cup bid
Minister Leo Varadkar says that he would support discussions on a bid to bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to these shores.
# Global Irish
Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum
Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.
# New party?
Shane Ross linked to formation of new political party: report
A new centre-right political party involving the independent TD could be formed next year according to a report today.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
NOTW phone hacking controversy, Dáil protests over bailout troika and hospital cuts, and your guide to Oxegen. These and more in today’s Fix:
# HuffPost UK
Irish figures among bloggers on Huffington Post's new UK edition
Diarmuid Gavin, David McWilliams and Conrad Gallagher are among the contributors to HuffPo UK launching today.
# dalkey book festival
John Simpson and Jim Sheridan among speakers at Dalkey Book Festival
The weekend’s literature-packed event is aimed at boosting community spirit in the recession, organiser and economist David McWilliams told TheJournal.ie.
# Debate
Quick-fire election debate at the Button Factory tonight
The event – hosted Vincent Browne, David McWilliams and Paddy Cullivan – has been set up by a Dublin musician who encourages audience participation and says candidates need to be “quick and clear” with their messages.
# Bank Guarantee
McWilliams regrets answering the door to Lenihan to discuss bank guarantee
Economist David McWilliams says if he’d known what Brian Lenihan would do with his bank guarantee idea, he would not have let him into his house that pre-guarantee scheme night in 2008.
# GE11
What is the New Ireland movement?
Check out the group David McWilliams is reportedly considering running under in the general election.
# Your Say
Poll: Who should be Ireland's Finance Minister?
Overwhelmed by the banking crisis and the economic implosion, Brian Lenihan simply wasn’t able to cope with his ministerial portfolio, the FT concludes. Today we’re asking: could anyone else do it better?
# Irish Economy
McWilliams tells Electric Picnic: Ireland needs to organise a default