The ESRI noted that if the Government had raised the tax bands and credits in line with forecast wage growth, it would have cost €1.5 billion. Photograph: iStock

Households will see their disposable income effectively fall next year as a result of Budget 2020, which left tax bands unchanged, analysis from the E(...)

Is acceptance of the carbon tax all about trusting the Government to use the money wisely? Photograph: PA

There were reports of some motorists queueing to fill up their tanks ahead of the imposition of the additional carbon tax at midnight on Budget night.(...)

Accounts filed for the think tank show its director Alan Barrett earned a salary of €172,553 in 2018, marginally up on the previous year.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) had an income €11.3 million last year while the number of staff earning over €100,000 rose from 12 t(...)

‘There is growing public acceptance of the need for more radical measures on the road to decarbonisation’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In spite of a pre-Budget tizzy about carbon taxes, the scale of increase announced, less than 2 cent per litre of diesel or petrol for instance, is so(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  Budget 2020 will be geared around trouble brewing ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Monday Indicators: Irish industrial production (Aug); UK Halifax house price index (Sep); German factory orders (Aug). Meetings: NG Retail Summit (...)

The ESRI looked at the uptake of breast cancer screening in middle to older-aged women as well as prostate cancer screening in men. Photograph: iStock

Wealthier people with private health insurance are more likely to avail of potentially life-saving cancer screening tests in Ireland, a leading think-(...)

An engineer measuring voltage or current. Having links with less “windy” systems means that surplus power can be exported when the wind blows in Ireland

On Wednesday the EU announced major funding for a new electricity interconnector to be built between Ireland and France, which is expected to be opera(...)

Former minister Nora Owen, HCCI chief executive Joseph Musgrave,  Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Redmond O’Hanlon at the Home and Community Care Ireland Conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With waiting list figures for homecare spiralling in 2019, demand and cost projections show how much worse things could get if not quickly and decisiv(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen said an ageing population requires supportive actions in order to enable people “to make an active contribution to society and working life”. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to ensure there is access for everyone to “life-long learning and upskilling” in order to meet the challenges of digitalisation, (...)

A move to make history mandatory , say some at the coalface, threatens to undo much of the philosophy behind Junior Cycle  reforms. Photo: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh’s decision to give history “special status” on the Junior Cycle curriculum will be cheered by those who feared the s(...)

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