A currency exchange board in London: Sterling has fallen by as much as 2.7 per cent to as low as 91.9p against the euro – a level not seen in almost two years – since Boris  Johnson took office. Photograph: Will Oliver

The prospect of a disorderly Brexit is still not fully priced into currency markets, a senior Central Bank official has said, even as sterling has bee(...)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg leaves the Merrion Hotel after meeting the Oireachtas Communications Committee. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Ireland’s love affair with multinational investment has deepened in recent years. As major investment from long-standing players like Intel and the ph(...)

Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson brandishing a kipper during a hustings debate this week

Wheeler-dealer Del Boy from BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses used to use the quintessentially British expression “done up like a kipper” to taunt or r(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility”.

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his approach in relation to ‘departmental expenditure ceilings’ was sensible and informed by the experience of the crash. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and that he is using unsustainable corporation(...)

While the Republic scores well internationally in terms of competitiveness, the National Competitiveness Council warned that “a small number of firms deliver most of Ireland’s productivity performance. Photograph: EPA

The Irish economy remains competitive but threats to economic sustainability are growing, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has warned. In p(...)

At the height of the financial crisis in 2009  the State was spending €23bn   more each year than it was taking in by way of taxes and other income

There’s a perception that the €205 billion debt pile that sits on top of the Irish economy was put there by rogue bankers; in other words that it was (...)

Experts have repeatedly warned that the corporation tax tide may soon go out, based as it is on the inherently unstable notion of corporate profitability.

Five years ago there was a global outcry about multinational tax, and Ireland, which hosted so many of these companies and their elaborate tax-avoida(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled this week that the public finances would act as a shock absorber for the economy in the event of a no-d(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty  said the figures ‘haven’t taken account of the fact that the Christmas bonus has not been factored in’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that the summer economic statement has not factored in the social welfare Christmas bonus pay(...)

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