“The economy was fully wound up from the late 1990s but, when mismanaged, it ran off the tracks in 2008.”

I am old enough to have played with a clockwork train as a child. One of the things it taught me was that, when fully wound up, the train could run v(...)

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that although a sudden upsurge in house construction may be “necessary”, it would also be problematic in that it could spark “over-heating”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It seems it’s a case of “damned if we do and damned if we don’t” when it comes to fixing the crisis in the housing market. Estate agent Savills publ(...)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz said the State’s controversial tax deals with companies such as Apple are part of a corrupt global system that is fuelling inequality and political extremism.

The State this week stepped back from the brink. No, it wasn’t exactly the Cuban missile crisis, but the resignation of the now former tánaiste Franc(...)

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion. While the final sum will only be agr(...)

House prices are rising at an annual rate of almost 13%.

The Central Bank has moved to tighten second-time home buyers’ access to large loans as property prices continue to rebound at pace from the financial(...)

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says too fast a pick-up in construction jobs could force up wages and erode competitiveness. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Rapidly boosting the construction of housing supply may cause the economy to overheat, thus requiring counter-cyclical measures such as higher income (...)

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

MONDAY Results: Kainos. Indicators: German consumer confidence (Dec); US new home sales (Oct). TUESDAY Results: Cranswick, Falcon Oil & Ga(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said that multinationals have to contribute more to society. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Multinationals have to contribute more to society, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said, but he stopped short of agreeing to further Irish budge(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “High taxes on the middle classes are a barrier to opportunity and to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Min(...)

The proposals for deepening economic and monetary union within the euro zone  were discussed by the Cabinet after a briefing from Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Corporation tax harmonisation plans across the euro zone pose a bigger threat to Ireland than the departure of the UK from the European Union, the hea(...)

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