Alan Mcquaid

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  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: adamant that   Government spending will only rise by 4 per cent in 2019. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

At the height of the financial crisis in 2009, the State was spending €23 billion more than it was taking in by way of taxes and other income. That am(...)

The Irish market dropped €3.3bn in value as Westminster went into meltdown on Thursday

Theresa May’s keep-calm-and-carry-on stance, even as her EU withdrawal plan continued to unravel on Friday, tempted some bargain hunters into the most(...)

Unemployment continued to fall in October.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Unemployment dipped in October, falling to a 10-year low of 5.3 per cent as 126,400 were officially registered as out of work. That compares with 5.(...)

Excluding motor trades, there was an increase of 0.8 per cent in the volume of retail sales compared with July.

The volume of retail sales was up by 2.6 per cent during the month of August, compared with the same period last year, the latest figures from the Cen(...)

The main non-EU export destination was the US, to which we exported more than €3 billion worth of goods. Photograph: iStock

Irish exports to the UK increased by 5 per cent in July compared to the same month last year but exports for the first seven months of the year have d(...)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump: Turkish lira is falling casualty to a deepening economic crisis sparked by a spat with the US.

It is just over two years since army tanks fanned through the streets of Ankara and Istanbul as elements within the Turkish military attempted to inst(...)

President Donald Trump: “As steward of the global financial system and the world’s largest economy, the US had powerful carrots and sticks. Not anymore,” says  Alan McQuaid. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

The protectionist trade policies being pursued by US president Donald Trump now rank as a bigger threat to Ireland than Brexit, according to Merrion e(...)

Exports to Britain for the period January to June were worth €6.7 billion, representing a decrease of €512 million, figures show. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish goods exports to Britain, the Republic’s largest European Union trading partner, were down 7 per cent in the first six months of 2018, according(...)

June residential property prices, to be released on Tuesday, will show if there has been any slowdown in the rate of price increase. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

MONDAY Results: Mincon. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Jul); US consumer inflation expectations (Jul). Meetings: Glenveagh Properties EGM ((...)

Unemployment stood at 5.1 per cent in July, unchanged from June but down from 6.8 per cent in July 2017, CSO figures show. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unemployment was unchanged in July, holding steady at 5.1 per cent, as figures show that youth unemployment is continuing to decline. According to fi(...)

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