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(...)

The OECD found that countries such as Ireland could be “more severely affected” by a hard Brexit.

The OECD on Tuesday forecast that the Irish economy will grow by 4 per cent this year, and by 2.9 per cent next. This is lower than the forecasts of 4(...)

Clint Eastwood in ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’. Ireland still struggles with its financial “Wild West” tag. Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Ireland has never really managed to shake off the financial “Wild West” tag the New York Times used during the last boom to decry this State’s light-t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed that the Republic had changed its tax regime in line with OECD recommendations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said on Wednesday that multinationals shifted more profits through the Republic than all Caribbean tax have(...)

Dublin’s IFSC. A new study estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion   of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United Stat(...)

In 2007, Ahern pointed out that unemployment was at 4.2 per cent, while gross domestic product had grown by 5.3 per cent the year before.  Photograph: David Sleator

One of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s most infamous remarks came in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in July 2007 when he criticised the economic naysayers of t(...)

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