Cliff Taylor: President Higgins is at least asking the right questions
- November 16, 2019, 06:00
Housing crisis requires new approaches in order to deliver for the younger generation
Five graphs that tell the story of the Irish rental crisis
- November 13, 2019, 10:16
Smart Money: Rents in Ireland remain among the highest in Europe. Why?
UK election: How Brexit issues will affect the campaign debate
- November 6, 2019, 16:33
Brexit battleground during election campaign will focus on three key areas
Fantasy world of Brexit politics rolls on detached from economic reality
- November 2, 2019, 06:00
As the UK opens its markets to countries like the US, the EU will tighten its border controls
Are inefficient builders the reason we don’t have enough houses?
- October 31, 2019, 15:13
Smart Money: technology and training are acknowledged as key areas
Explainer: What the UK election and the extension mean for Brexit
- October 29, 2019, 15:00
Ireland’s interest is avoiding a no-deal, but election will shape the impact of Brexit on us
Cliff Taylor: Draghi saved the euro, but can Lagarde save the zone?
- October 26, 2019, 06:00
Incoming ECB president faces a Europe in stagnation which could tip into recession
Housebuilding: Dublin’s urban sprawl is only getting worse
- October 24, 2019, 12:11
Smart Money: First-time buyers again being pushed out to commuter counties
Explainer: What do latest Brexit votes mean for Ireland?
- October 22, 2019, 11:21
Johnson wants to get the Brexit deal legislation through the Commons in three days
Messy Brexit compromise stores up problems for the future
- October 19, 2019, 06:00
Deal had to be done – but politics made it impossible to avoid significant risks
Brexit deal positive – but dangers haven’t gone away
- October 17, 2019, 15:43
Cliff Taylor: The backstop is gone, replaced by a permanent arrangement for the North
Income tax: Do Irish workers pay too much? Here are the facts
- October 17, 2019, 11:37
Smart money: Is now the right time for politicians to be promising tax cuts?
The key questions about Boris Johnson’s Brexit customs plan
- October 14, 2019, 11:23
What are the hard questions the EU is asking about the latest proposals
Cliff Taylor: The Brexit backstop is dead, long live the backstop
- October 12, 2019, 06:00
The game has changed, and Brexit talks have become even more complicated
Carbon tax fact and fiction - What should we make of the criticisms?
- October 10, 2019, 12:33
Smart Money: Will it work? Is it fair? Will the money be wasted?
Budget 2020: changes expected to dividend withholding tax
- October 8, 2019, 09:14
Rise will give cash flow boost to Exchequer
Extra tax hikes included in Budget 2020 to fund €3.1 billion in spending
- Irish News
- October 7, 2019, 22:01
Rise in commercial stamp duty to help cover cost of more care hours, gardaí and allowances
Cliff Taylor: The three Budget 2020 decisions over which sparks will fly
- October 7, 2019, 16:35
With an election due nobody will be holding back – so what will cause the biggest political rows?
Brexit: Is Ireland under pressure to settle for less than the backstop?
- October 5, 2019, 06:00
The Government will sit tight for now – but a Johnson-style Brexit raises big questions
Cliff Taylor: Pre-budget figures show extent of no-deal Brexit threat
- October 5, 2019, 00:30
Corporation tax again ahead of target, helping to pay for €450m overspending
Budget 2020: Major moves expected in the budget to help entrepreneurs
- October 4, 2019, 19:00
Changes will be set in the context of Brexit and the need to ensure start-up regime is competitive with other locations
New State scheme to help businesses ride out the Brexit storm
- October 4, 2019, 02:21
Budget initiative will target ‘vulnerable but viable’ firms to support in no-deal scenario
Budget 2020: Donohoe presses pause button due to hard Brexit threat
- October 3, 2019, 16:01
Analysis: There is a political cost – but avoiding an emergency budget was key goal
Budget 2020: Five things you need to watch out for
- October 3, 2019, 14:52
Smart Money: How will it affect the cash in your pocket?
Why Johnson’s plan for two borders is unlikely to fly
- October 2, 2019, 11:11
The EU will not compromise on protecting the single market
Bank bail-out estimated to have cost State €41.7bn, says comptroller
- September 30, 2019, 18:14
Report adds up to estimated €1.3bn a year to the cost of servicing national debt
Revenue investigations and audits yield €572m to exchequer in 2018
- September 30, 2019, 18:04
Over 460,000 interventions made taxpayers with an average payment of almost €84,500
Cliff Taylor: This Government has not cut the tax burden – and it will not start now
- September 28, 2019, 06:00
The vast bulk of extra cash has gone on spending and this is not going to change
Q&A: How will the Taoiseach’s carbon tax plan work?
- September 23, 2019, 13:54
Key issue will be whether there is a programme of successive yearly rises
Boris Johnson has set UK on a course that’s very dangerous for Ireland
- September 21, 2019, 06:00
Plan to diverge from EU rules is economic nonsense but do not assume it won’t happen
Will you end up paying more tax after Budget 2020?
- Personal Finance
- September 19, 2019, 12:27
Smart Money: The five areas where your pocket could be hit
Cliff Taylor: We should be glad Dublin house prices are falling
- September 14, 2019, 06:00
Property market stacked against young buyers and families trading up
What would a no-deal Brexit mean for the biggest sectors of the Irish economy?
- September 13, 2019, 05:44
A comprehensive guide to the massive impact likely if the UK crashes out of the EU
Explainer: The Boris backstop – an idea not without roadblocks
- September 12, 2019, 16:46
How might a Northern Ireland-only compromise look and how might it work?
Is it true to say Ireland is one of the world's biggest tax havens?
- September 12, 2019, 11:39
Smart Money: Is Ireland’s reputation on tax is taking a big battering
Cliff Taylor: No-deal Brexit threat takes pre-election Budget off the table
- September 11, 2019, 16:01
Analysis: Message the Government wants to send out is this may be difficult for Ireland but it is manageable
US support makes global tax deal more likely, says PwC
- September 10, 2019, 05:30
OECD deal could lead to major multinationals paying less tax in Ireland, says leading consultant
Explainer: Where now for a Brexit deal after the Varadkar-Johnson meeting?
- September 9, 2019, 12:10
Irish Border and backstop remain central to any breakthrough
Dealing with the toxic uncertainty of a no-deal Brexit
- September 7, 2019, 06:00
One thing is certain - a no-deal threatens a nasty economic sucker-punch for 2020
Economic analysis: How to achieve the goals of No Child 2020
- Social Affairs
- September 7, 2019, 06:00
Proposals to tackle child poverty sound costly, but are tiny in terms of overall spend
Sizzle and strife: Who gets the best cut when it comes to beef?
- Agribusiness & Food
- September 5, 2019, 11:34
Cattle farming is a loss-making business for most in sector
Why the Taoiseach will refuse to discuss Johnson’s border ‘fix’
- September 3, 2019, 20:58
Irish position is that any negotiations must be conducted with the EU
Brexit risks to North will make Ministers and officials lose sleep
- August 17, 2019, 06:00
Cliff Taylor: Economic hit will be harder, uncertainties great and politics possibly toxic
Shares are tumbling, interest rates are at zero – what does it mean for you?
- August 15, 2019, 12:35
Smart Money: The four key things to watch for your finances
Cliff Taylor: Don’t waste time arguing about who gets an extra €5 in the budget
- August 10, 2019, 06:00
With Brexit threats and Trump tariffs, it’s time to focus on the big issues
Merging two economies: How would a united Ireland add up?
- August 8, 2019, 11:18
Smart Money: Taoiseach spoke of new state – research shows the economic challenges
We could be on the brink of economic war between the US and China
- August 7, 2019, 05:05
Nervous markets watch as new aggression replaces old rules of interdependence
Brexit: Border poll would need ‘significant preparation’
- August 5, 2019, 00:01
Government risk register issues a clear warning about Northern Ireland and no-deal
When will reality catch up with Boris Johnson on Brexit?
- August 3, 2019, 06:00
Cliff Taylor: Does the British PM really expect to be rewarded for leaving EU by October 31st?
Tax changes will be a ‘big setback’ for Irish economy – Ashoka Mody
- July 31, 2019, 05:13
Former IMF official says corporate tax regime helped Ireland rebound from crisis
EU serves notice on Ireland over tax-avoidance rule delay
- July 30, 2019, 05:53
European Commission may take State to court for stalling implementation until 2024
OECD plan for minimum tax on profits carries risks for Ireland – tax experts
- July 30, 2019, 05:23
Strong track record with multinationals may provide State with some protection
Cliff Taylor: As a first-time buyer, should you be allowed to borrow more?
- July 29, 2019, 04:35
We need to concentrate on affordable homes, not unaffordable loans
Time for ‘aggressive tax behaviour’ is over, says OECD reform director
- July 29, 2019, 03:55
Proposed minimum corporate tax rate could affect State’s ability to attract FDI
Ireland’s love affair with multinationals is set to change - but how can we adapt?
- July 27, 2019, 06:00
The days of Ireland using its corporate tax regime as a key attraction for foreign direct investment may be numbered - but where d(...)
What do the new mortgage figures tell us about the property market?
- July 25, 2019, 13:00
Smart Money: With house prices and construction stalling, what’s going on?
Boris and the backstop: why the Irish Border is back centre stage
- July 23, 2019, 08:09
Explainer: the backstop plan is now the crunch issue between London and Brussels
Brexit compromise acceptable to all sides likely to prove elusive
- July 20, 2019, 06:00
Cliff Taylor: The route to a deal between Boris Johnson and the EU looks impossibly narrow
Will Boris Johnson send sterling spiralling towards parity – and what would this mean?
- July 18, 2019, 12:05
Smart Money: How does a plunge affect the economy and consumers?
What the British Ambassador would say about Ireland
- July 13, 2019, 06:00
One wonders if the Irish have a plan or are just hoping for the best
The best school for your child? New Irish research has news for parents
- July 11, 2019, 11:44
Smart Money: Going to a fee-paying school does not guarantee the best education
Need for checks on imports under no-deal Brexit admitted
- July 10, 2019, 01:05
Coveney refers to non-Border ‘action’ on goods from North as pessimism grows
Brexit no-deal: The five key questions you need answered
- July 9, 2019, 19:02
No-deal scenario will move a lot of the pain into a shorter period and increase costs
Fair play to farmers – but they can’t be let hijack Mercosur debate
- July 6, 2019, 06:00
Deal pushes back against unprecedented challenges to free trade
Tax and Ireland - what you pay and how it compares to the rest of the EU
- Personal Finance
- July 4, 2019, 08:00
Smart Money: Five key points on how taxes here compare with the rest of EU, and why it’s important
Lagarde faces tough challenge as ECB battles to revive inflation
- July 2, 2019, 19:43
Nominee as head of European Central Bank an experienced and pragmatic politician
How to stop a no-deal Brexit drama turning into a crisis
- June 29, 2019, 06:00
Cliff Taylor: An old-style pre-election budget would be a recipe for economic trouble
Red faces for Donohoe and Makhlouf over ‘hacking’ report
- June 27, 2019, 11:57
Would NZ treasury chief have got Central Bank job if controversy blew up before interviews?
Job types and location: how do your earnings compare?
- Personal Finance
- June 27, 2019, 11:19
Smart Money: workers in areas most exposed to Brexit are amongst the least well-off
Three things Paschal Donohoe must decide before the budget
- June 25, 2019, 15:51
The key decisions set up by the summer statement – and what they mean for you
Explainer: What is the Government’s Summer Statement?
- June 25, 2019, 10:52
Minister’s presentation is one of the key steps toward the budget for next year
Donohoe to table tight budget as cash set aside for no-deal Brexit
- June 24, 2019, 21:20
Government facing budget deficit if UK crashes out of EU
We can’t afford to double our bets on avoiding a no-deal Brexit
- June 22, 2019, 06:00
Budget 2020: It is vital that initial plans for next year are modest
Interest rates are heading down. But will your mortgage rate fall?
- Personal Finance
- June 20, 2019, 12:10
Smart Money: Unexpectedly, EU and US rates may decline again
Trump’s tweets stoke up tensions and keep interest rates low
- June 18, 2019, 12:32
Cliff Taylor: The days of ‘money for nothing’ might not be over
We are building the wrong houses, in the wrong places at the wrong prices
- June 17, 2019, 13:40
Cliff Taylor: Barriers remain high, including the sheer cost of erecting a home
Tory push to ‘just get on’ with Brexit threatens Irish Border crisis
- June 15, 2019, 06:10
Cliff Taylor: Britain’s next PM may be willing to run the risks to the North of a no-deal exit
You have more money in your pocket but why doesn’t it feel like it?
- June 13, 2019, 13:30
Smart Money : As salaries increase, who is cashing in and why are many missing the feelgood factor
Cliff Taylor: Too much talk and too little action on insurance reform
- June 1, 2019, 04:00
Maria Bailey incident highlights high claims costs and expensive insurance
OECD proposal on corporate tax could undermine State’s ability to lure investment
- May 31, 2019, 14:09
Minimum effective tax rate on corporate profits now on the agenda
Mortgages: Why Irish borrowers will remain exposed to interest rate swings
- May 30, 2019, 12:02
Smart Money: In many EU countries, borrowers can fix rates cheaply for long periods
Donohoe bows to the inevitable on Irish tax policy
- May 25, 2019, 04:00
Minister faces task of weaning exchequer off drug of corporate tax revenue
Theresa May’s exit creates headache for Ireland’s economic planning
- May 24, 2019, 10:43
Cliff Taylor: Extended Brexit logjam looks inevitable as Conservative leadership drama plays out
The economy and full employment: are we there yet?
- May 23, 2019, 14:14
Smart Money : Employers are now shouting loudly about skills shortages, pressure on wages and the impact the housing crisis is hav(...)
Corporate tax reform prominent at high-level OECD meeting
- May 22, 2019, 19:47
Issue due to be addressed at Dublin conference on Thursday
Irish property market at risk of new boom to bust cycle, OECD warns
- May 21, 2019, 10:00
Disorderly Brexit ‘could plunge the economy into a recession’
Cliff Taylor: don’t bank on another extension – a no-deal Brexit is a real risk
- May 18, 2019, 04:00
The talks between the Conservatives and Labour have collapsed, and the focus at Westminster remains inward
Broadband: what you are not being told about the €3bn plan
- May 16, 2019, 14:36
Smart Money: What we aren’t we being told – and why?
US-China trade war: What the hell has just happened?
- May 13, 2019, 17:09
Q&A: China’s retaliatory tariffs on US goods is the most serious turn in the dispute so far
Cliff Taylor: Bombardier destroys bluster of Brexiteers
- May 4, 2019, 04:00
Fantasy world meets reality of a UK industry deeply embedded in EU economy
OECD tax plan will be a really big deal for Ireland
- May 2, 2019, 11:18
Smart Money: Changes to tax regime could make it more difficult to attract foreign investment
International tax reform could cost State €3bn, conference told
- April 30, 2019, 17:35
Loss would be incurred due to OECD reform process
Cliff Taylor: the notion of ‘pensions parity’ in the public service is irresponsible
- April 27, 2019, 04:00
It is nonsense that all future public servants should benefit from a very generous pension scheme which 200,000 of its members alr(...)
What are the facts about teachers’ pay in Ireland?
- April 25, 2019, 14:36
Smart Money: cost of housing is putting pressure on wages and the unions are prioritising better pensions
What next as Ireland’s tax deal for investors runs out of road?
- April 20, 2019, 04:00
Change driven by the OECD is on the way and we have to be ready