THERE'S A LOT WRONG with the Irish economy and you cannot depend upon the voices of the elected government to make sense of the mess. However, IrishEconomy.ie, cited as one of "the 100 best blogs" in the Culture magazine supplement to the Sunday Times, is a trustworthy group blog, written by economists. As described by Bryan Appleyard, "this blog is particularly essential thanks to its wide range of accomplished contributors (largely drawn from the academic world), its informed yet jargon-free clarity and its commentary on both the latest cataclysmic economic developments and their coverage in the media." Recommended, even though it fails to make the cut for the "best group blog" shortlist at the Irish Blog Awards. It's shortlisted for an award for the best specialist blog.
Bryan Appleyard -- "The 100 best blogs" in the Culture supplement to the Sunday Times, 15 February 2009.