Tagged: Ireland

Deciphering the genetic landscape of Ireland - News

Jean Balchin Feb 07, 2018

FineSTRUCTURE analysis demonstrates that haplotypes mirror geography across the British Isles as illustrated in A.) FineSTRUCTURE clustering dendrogram B.) Principle Component space. Administrative boundaries in map sourced from GADM (https://gadm.org). A recent study in PLOS Genetics has revealed a previously hidden genetic landscape of Ireland, shaped through geography and historical migrations. The genome-wide study, led by Ross Byrne and … Read More

Fluoridation: Connett’s naive used of WHO data debunked - Unsorted

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2015

Paul Connett is the Executive Director of the anti-fluoride propagandists group, the Fluoridation Action Network (FAN). His recent presentation to the Denver Water Board’s fluoridation forum was full of scientific misrepresentations and distortions. I debunked his claims on fluoridation and … Continue reading → … Read More

29th is not good enough – neither is 27th - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Aug 07, 2015

I'd no sooner posted a piece on our relatively poor infrastructure than I discovered that Ireland's National Competitiveness Council had come out with its latest annual assessment (pdf) of Ireland's competitiveness.It picked up on exactly the same point: as it happens, Ireland scores almost exactly the same as us (a global 27th for them, a global 29th for us) … Read More

More house lending controls to come? - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Feb 17, 2015

As we all know, the Reserve Bank is in a difficult spot.It can't easily raise rates. It probably doesn't want to anyway, since (as I've argued before), overall monetary policy conditions are already too tight. But even if it did, the Kiwi dollar would appreciate, or at the very least not fall to the levels the RBNZ would like: … Read More

Let’s take in more talent from overseas – and quickly - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Nov 26, 2014

The latest net migration figures got a fair amount of media airtime, and even though a fair slab of it was on the invidious "aren't we doing better than Australia" track, the numbers were still pretty impressive - we had the biggest ever annual level of net immigration in the October '14 year (+47,700), beating the previous records set in … Read More

Declan Waugh claims it’s “clear as day” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 06, 2014

Declan Waugh is an anti-fluoride propagandist who specialises in naively distorting scientific and medical information to “prove” community water fluoridation (CWF) is dangerous. A common tactic of his is to select, really cherry-pick, medical data to show the mortality or disease … Continue reading → … Read More

Are we asleep? - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Nov 04, 2014

On Wednesday I was passing through Dublin Airport on my way back to New Zealand, when I saw poster ads promising people up to 150,000 euros as a reward, if they've been responsible for introducing a new foreign company as a direct investor in Ireland. You can see how the scheme works here.It's a clever idea, and it comes … Read More