Prof Stephen Kinsella said young people in Ireland endured  ‘an unequal experience of the post-austerity period from 2013 to 2020’.  File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Younger people in Ireland are increasingly experiencing poorer economic outcomes – from above average rates of unemployment to higher housing costs an(...)

Dublin’s O’Connell Street during the  pandemic. Ifac  suggests the “bounce back” as Covid restrictions ease  will be sharper than anticipated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pandemic welfare supports will need to be extended after the economy further reopens next month, and on a “more targeted basis into 2022”, the chairma(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled that the Government does not intend to extend the current VAT reduction – from 23 per cent to 21 per cent – when it expires at the end of this month.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled that the Government does not intend to extend the current VAT reduction – from 23 per cent to 21 pe(...)

 Ifac warned  the hit to the economy in Ireland could be significantly bigger than the Covid-19 shock

A disorderly Brexit could knock up to 6 percentage points off Irish economic growth in the long term, equating to €21 billion in cash terms, the Irish(...)

The advisory council warning comes as exchequer returns show the Government took in a record €3.1bn in corporation tax last month and is on course for a record €11bn this year.

The Government has again been warned against using “windfall taxes” to fund public services similar to what occurred during the boom. Irish Fiscal Ad(...)

Prof Stephen Kinsella of University of Limerick says “The appropriate time to consider changes to the fiscal architecture of the State is now, while these risks are, as yet, unrealised.”

Ireland risks the return of “dramatic” cuts to public expenditure seen during the recession if State spending increases continue as projected, an Oire(...)

The Central Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey, the most accurate indicator of employment trends, suggested that the participation rate among potential workers here rose slightly to 62 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

The percentage of “prime-age” workers employed in the Republic is now higher than at any other time, a testament to the current strength of the labour(...)

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy, chairman of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight: report notes  87 per cent of tax expenditures provided by the State do not have a sunset clause. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has called for greater parliamentary scrutiny of so-called “tax expenditures” amid suggestions the State may be l(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the budget was prepared ‘on a careful and contained basis’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has hit back at criticism of the Government’s budgetary policy, saying he was not going to apologise for using ad(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Seamus Coffey: said the Government’s “repeated failure” to rein in unplanned spending has left the State exposed to future shocks

A cliff-edge Brexit next March could have a far greater impact on the Republic than previously thought, the Government’s budgetary watchdog has warned(...)

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