How we organise our cities has an impact on the environment, innovation and our pockets. International cross-city comparisons of sprawl are likely to become the norm. Recent evidence from the European Commission also suggests Cork is a bad offender when it comes to spr...

April 24, 2018

This piece first appeared in the Evening Echo here

Why we pay taxes?  From the Swedish Tax Authority (RRV)

CORK'S transport problems will continue to worsen as the city grows, according to a UCC economist, who said that the reversal of the Patrick Street car ban is anoth...

April 24, 2018

This piece contains some my comments on suspending the recent Patrick Street Car ban. This piece was written by Eoin English and appeared in the Irish Examiner. 

The controversial afternoon car ban on Cork’s main street has been suspended until early August.


April 12, 2018

This article was published in the Evening Echo on 11/04/2018

ON-street car parking in the city is a “waste of space” and more parking spots should be removed and prices hiked up, according to a UCC economics expert.

Frank Crowley has risked angering city traders by sayin...

April 10, 2018

First appeared in Evening Echo on 03/04/18

SOARING property prices are forcing low and middle-income earners to leave cities in search of a home, according to a leading UCC economist.

Dr Frank Crowley of the Cork University Business School said that current trends paint...

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