Chancellor Philip Hammond: likely to be restricted from setting aside money to smooth Britain’s exit from the EU. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images

Predictions that last year’s Brexit vote would trigger a snap recession in the UK, fuelled by a conspicuous schadenfreude, proved wide of the mark. (...)

A man tries out TUI’s  “Destination U” prototype, a facial coding pod, developed by Realeyes, which uses emotional measurement technology to guide holidaymakers when selecting a travel destination. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA

Image of the week: See this face The advertising world loves a spot of neuromarketing, so the only surprising thing about this “Destination U” protot(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: says pace of “divorce” talks inadequate. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

EU European affairs ministers on Tuesday made clear that it will be December at the earliest before the EU will talk to the UK about trade and their (...)

OECD secretary-general Ángel Gurría and Britain’s chancellor   Philip Hammond: the Paris-based think tank was accused of being “a leading advocate of Brexit pessimism”. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Philip Hammond was taking no questions on Tuesday as he dashed away from a joint press conference with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (...)

There was fury in London at a sentence in the OECD document which said that if the Brexit decision was reversed, “the positive impact on growth would be significant.”

The OECD has lobbed a grenade into the Brexit debate, estimating a major hit to growth in 2019 if the UK leaves without a deal and saying that the fli(...)

The number of people employed in Ireland’s fast-growing services industry is now at its highest level on record, according to the OECD. The Paris-bas(...)

Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): group warns the UK economy is on track to be crippled by its EU divorce

A second referendum that reverses Brexit would have a “positive” and “significant” impact on the UK economy, which is on track to be crippled by its E(...)

Financial literacy is quite low, and pension planning is a ‘scary thought’ for many people

Financial fitness A private pension for everyone finally looks set to be on the way given the Government’s recently expressed commitment to the intro(...)

Budget 2018 would have looked entirely different and been much more just, if it were designed from a perspective of targeting the needs of children. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A dear friend of mine who died last July used to say that children are not the future. They are the present. For significant numbers of Irish childre(...)