The price of bread and cereals in the Republic could rise by up to 30 per cent in a hard Brexit scenario

Brexit could cost Irish households up to €1,400 a year on average as prices rise, a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has(...)

There were moments when it seemed like an encounter on First Dates Ireland during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looked somewhat out of his comfort zone on Thursday, sitting in the Oval Office making small talk with US president Donald Trum(...)

A ‘hard’ Brexit could mean a customs nightmare for companies whose cross-border trade goes in both directions.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit could hit cross-Border trade in Ireland harder than previously thought, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESR(...)

Aisling Glynn and Gina .

A couple of weeks ago I went to the hairdresser during my lunch break. I started chatting to the lady beside me as we waited. In a very friendly way, (...)

Shoppers off  Grafton Street: households remain cautious about Ireland’s economic prospects and their own finances. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consumer sentiment drifted lower in February, albeit from a 17-year high the previous month, as households remained cautious about Ireland’s economic (...)

In the UK, the tax breaks for company cars were bigger for cars with lower emissions while in the Republic the tax break was bigger the more the car was driven, effectively incentivising pollution, a study has found.  Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Tax breaks and incentives across a range of areas from transport fuels to company cars and property investment are having a negative impact on climate(...)

Helen Fahy of the Doyle Collection: Great Place to Work ambassador.

CarTrawler ‘Getting to know your colleagues’ We spend a lot of life with our colleagues at work – collaborating , delivering on projects and sitting(...)

The property sector continues to be attractive for investors

Monday Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Dec). Tuesday Results: Green REIT, Kerry Group, Heidelberg Cement, Dominos Pizza, Home Depot, (...)

'We are unsure what type of Brexit the UK wants and, depending on the final EU-UK relationship, we are unsure as to how the Irish economy will react.'

Over nearly 30 years, with colleagues in the ESRI, we published regular assessments of Ireland’s economic prospects in the medium term. A continuing p(...)

Traffic on Dublin’s M50. Without proper regional planning, congestion in Dublin will get steadily worse Photograph: Alan Betson

The publication of the National Planning Framework is imminent and should be a landmark event for the country. It will be published on Friday alongsid(...)

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