Dr TK  Whitaker: his plan prompted seismic shift in Irish economic policy away from protectionism and towards internationalisation. Photograph: Tommy Collins

Although much in Ireland has changed over recent decades, the lessons learned from Dr TK Whitaker’s life’s work still reverberate today. His seminal 1(...)

In the days before Budget 2016, the Government announced its intention to have a large and unexpected increase in spending for 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

After the harrowing crisis years, the Irish economy is now experiencing an impressive recovery. Real GDP growth is forecast to reach 6.2 percent this (...)