Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has much to ponder as he seeks to frame Budget 2019.  Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will ask the Government for powers to mount electronic surveillance and intercept communicat(...)

 Kate O’Connell TD, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Amazon Web Service Ireland country manager Mike Beary and Martin Shanahan  at the opening of the AWS new office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The strangely muted reaction this week to the news that Amazon is creating 1,000 new highly-skilled jobs in Dublin is the surest proof yet that the ec(...)

Since 2013, prices have risen again by 57 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

The current boom in property prices could trigger another housing bubble, even though it is not being fuelled by a boom in credit, a leading housing e(...)

The commitment by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe not to use all the leeway available under the EU budget rules is welcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government enters the key stage of preparation for the 2019 budget with the exchequer finances in a relatively strong position. It now faces a key(...)

The OECD found that countries such as Ireland could be “more severely affected” by a hard Brexit.

The OECD on Tuesday forecast that the Irish economy will grow by 4 per cent this year, and by 2.9 per cent next. This is lower than the forecasts of 4(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the announcement by Amazon Web Services of its plan to add 1,000 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The ESRI has urged the Government not to cut income taxes in October’s budget, arguing that the strong economic growth is already providing enough sti(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: cannot claim he has no cash  and so raising new revenues is a politically fraught exercise. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government is talking a good game on the budget and the prudence message will be sold hard in Tuesday’s Summer Economic Statement, which will prov(...)

The ESRI says house price increases are more significant at the lower end of the market. Having fallen by most in the bust, “cheaper” houses have now rebounded much more rapidly. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Economic and Social Research Institute has played down fears of a bubble in housing prices by arguing that the strong growth in prices was support(...)

Dr Niamh Humphries is seeking to interview Irish doctors working across Australia for a research project on retention and emigration in the Irish health service.

It is hard to believe that the Irish health system still hasn’t got a handle on why so many Irish trained doctors emigrate. There is a presumption th(...)

Ibec will launch its “Better Lives, Better Business” campaign.  Focusing on four general areas – housing, planning, infrastructure and sustainability – the launch includes the publication of its Better Housing: Actions to Increase Affordable Supply report.  Photograph: Frank Miller

MONDAY Meetings: Datalex agm (EastPoint, Dublin); Art Business Summit (Adare Manor Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick); Ibec Better Lives, Better Business Ca(...)

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