Concerns were raised that new  legislation – which includes a requirement for ‘dual criminality’ – fell short of the OECD’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

Newly introduced white collar crime legislation that attracted criticism for measures on bribery offences is to be reviewed by the Organisation for Ec(...)

The euro sign outside the former HQ of the ECB in Frankfurt. Central Bank governor Philip Lane says it is too soon to discuss the timing of any interest rate increase. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Can I afford to buy my own home? Low housing supply – and its inflationary effect on Irish house prices – has lately been the first explanation for wh(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed   that a new agreement between  Revenue   and the Maltese tax authorities will close the loophole. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenue is closing a loophole that allows US multinationals to avoid tax by channelling cash through Malta. Using a structure dubbed the “single malt(...)

While the number of new homes being built has risen significantly it still remains well short of the level required to meet annual demand. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which shows that Ireland will need an influx of foreign workers to meet the State’s hou(...)

OECD secretary general  José Angel Gurria at the launch of the agency’s latest economic outlook in Paris. Photograph: Getty

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned of another possible boom-and-bust cycle in the Irish economy (...)

Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria (left) and chief economist Laurence Boone address a press conference on the latest economic outlook. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Britain would face a sharp economic hit in a no-deal Brexit scenario and should look to maintain the “closest possible” relationship with the EU to av(...)

AIB raised charges for outsourced services provided to mortgage unit Haven. Photograph: iStock

JOE BRENNAN Haven Mortgages, the AIB unit that offers home loans through brokerages, posted a 70 per cent slump in pretax profits last year, to €9.4 (...)

Despite the recession, Ireland’s economy has been transformed since the 1980s, a period defined by fiscal mismanagement and economic stagnation. File photograph: Getty Images

Despite the carnage of the 2008 crash and ensuing austerity, Irish households have enjoyed one of the biggest income jumps seen in any industrialised (...)

Ireland has largely bucked the trend towards income inequality seen in other countries such as the UK and the US

Household incomes in the Republic have grown rapidly by international standards over the past 30 years, more than doubling since 1987, a study by the(...)

Since 2008, the 30-day mortality rate for heart attacks after hospital admission has decreased by 42 per cent.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The survival rate for heart attacks has improved by more than 40 per cent in the last decade according to the latest statistics from the Department of(...)

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