‘A major and far-reaching new approach is needed to improve the supply and affordability of new housing, but wage hikes are not part of the solution.’  Ibec’s Danny McCoy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Increasing wages to make property more affordable would see Ireland forget one of the major lessons learned in the aftermath of the recession, Ibec ch(...)

Ireland has always had an issue with separation. It took us 700 years to separate from Britain, a separation which dragged on until 1949 in which we f(...)

Airbnb  was  unsuccessful in attempts to persuade the Government to categorise Airbnb hosts in the rent-a-room scheme, which sets a tax-free threshold of €12,000 for long-term rental earnings, but a new option could become available in future. File photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Airbnb has said it is in discussions with the Government about potentially creating a new tax-free threshold which would see hosts keep more of their (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen  left the inquiry hearings without suffering further blows to his reputation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Talking privately to members of the banking inquiry in recent days, they sounded less like doctors trying to keep it alive and more like pathologists (...)

Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fou(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: will talk at Kilkenomics about how the Germans  behaved while he was minister for finance

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival, which is taking place in Kilkenny this week. The an(...)

Yanis Varoufakis was always cast as chief swordsman for prime minister Alexis Tsipras but close observers say the Syriza machine saw him more as ‘brainy and useful’ than a core backroom figure.  Photographs: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek

Yanis Varoufakis divides people. Anti-austerity proponents hailed him as a messiah of sorts when he became finance minister of Greece last January,(...)

The concept determines a property’s valuation based on a range of factors that attempt to determine value over the longer term rather than current trends at the time of sale

The merits or otherwise of introducing a European property valuation method here will be the topic for discussion at a meeting in Dublin next Wednesda(...)

Former greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during the 43rd annual Fete de la Rose political meeting last August  in Frangy-en-Bresse, France. Photograph:  Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will open the upcoming Kilkenomics festival, economist amd journalist David McWilliams has announced. T(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Photo: Bloomberg

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Mr Varoufakis will give an insider account of how h(...)