Paschal Donohoe: The Government’s tactic is to push the discussion on what happens to tax and welfare  to a new commission on the subject. This is due to report in summer 2022. Photograph: Julien Behal

We have reached another turning point on tax. We had the Irish tax-cutting era before the financial crash hit in 2008, then big tax hikes to pay the b(...)

The average cost of renting a home was put at €1,226 at the end of June compare to €1,233 at the end of March. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renting a home in Ireland is now increasing at the slowest rate in almost a decade as the impact of Covid-19 is begins to hit according to(...)

ESRI study found  job stress  doubled from 8% in 2010 to 17% in 2015. Photograph: iStock

Almost every month, new studies reveal how Irish workers are suffering from high levels of stress, anxiety and depression. In May, researchers at the (...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

Just how many houses are being built in Ireland each year? Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will later this week attempt to settle a spat that has been running on the sidelines of the housing crisis for sev(...)

Dublin consumer sentiment index fell to  137.8 in the final three months of 2016. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Consumer sentiment was “notably more gloomy” in Dublin at the end of the year, according to a regional breakdown for the fourth quarter of 2016 by KBC(...)

Donald Trump has vowed to bring US companies home. Photograph: iStock

A senior economic adviser to Donald Trump has conceded Ireland will retain its corporate tax advantage over the US even if Congress passes cuts outli(...)

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said visitors to the island of Ireland had no real perception of a border and freedom of movement North and South is critical, particularly to the North American market. File photograph.

The prospect of a hard Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is “anathema” to the tourism sector, a committee examining the potential impac(...)

The provision of more hospices or specialist care at home would reduce the number of patients dying in hospitals

The number of people dying in hospital could be substantially reduced through the provision of more hospices or specialist care at home, according to(...)

Despite langauge spoken in the home being the biggest single factor assocaitied with poor school attendance among nine- year-olds, having an immigrant mother had a positive impact on attendance.

The language spoken in a child’s home is the biggest single factor associated with attendance, a study on primary school absenteeism in Ireland has(...)