Alan Mcquaid

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Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains weak with the latest official figures showing prices rose by an average of 0.7 per cent in the 12 m(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

According to CSO, the most notable price declines in the year to July were for telephone services and for household-related goods and services.

Inflation fell to a 12-month low in July with overall price pressures expected to remain muted for the foreseeable future. New figures from the Centr(...)

Weak sterling: The pound has dropped to a two-year low against the euro. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish exporters may have to battle further falls in sterling as the Brexit crisis drags on, one expert has warned as the British pound plunged against(...)

The jobless rate is nearly three percentage points below the current euro zone average of 7. 5 per cent

The number of unemployed people fell by nearly 26,000 in the year to July, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The unemploymen(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

Retail sales fell 2.4 per cent last month amid signs Brexit worries may be denting consumer confidence. The Economic and Social Research Institute (E(...)

The Central Bank said household deposits recorded a net inflow of €472 million in April.

Lodgements to banks grew at the biggest rate in more than a decade in April compared with the same month last year, as uncertainty around Brexit dissu(...)

The State collected a record €10.4bn   in corporation tax in 2018, largely from multinationals.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic paid out €14 million a day or €5.2 billion last year in interest to service the national debt, new figures show. The CSO’s Government Fi(...)

House prices rose just 1.1 per cent in February, with the highest growth on the southside. Photograph: iStock

Dublin’s housing market may have reached “peak affordability” with prices now more than nine times the average salary, a level not seen since the heig(...)

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