Alan Mcquaid

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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(...)

Fixed-rate mortgages  increased over the fourth quarter of last year, with new drawdowns exceeding repayments by €1.8bn

New mortgage lending in the Republic rose by €1 billion to nearly €9 billion last year, according to the Central Bank. This was the largest annual inc(...)

Dublin port. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The value of Irish goods exports hit a record €13.7 billion in January while the UK accounted for less than 10 per cent of Irish exports for the first(...)

The annual rate of growth was down from 3.2 per cent in December and the lowest annual rate recorded since March last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Retail sales volumes grew at their weakest level in nearly a year in January amid concern consumers may be tightening their belts ahead of a global sl(...)

In Ireland, workers add an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the OECD. Photograph: Suzie Howell/New York Times

Irish workers are now officially the most productive in the world, adding an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work,(...)

January is typically the biggest month of the year for VAT as it reflects the busy November-December shopping period.

VAT receipts jumped to a record €2.7 billion in January as strong pre-Christmas sales boosted the Government’s tax take for the month. The latest exc(...)

Shoppers in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There’s an assumption that everybody rushes around shopping in the build-up to Christmas, so if there’s a monthly decline in retail sales in December (...)

 Shoppers in Arnotts on the first day of the store’s Christmas sale. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retail sales fell in December, the busiest shopping period of year, according to the latest official numbers. They indicate that seasonally adjusted (...)

Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary expressed surprise at how little sterling had moved in the past week.

Irish currency specialists believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit – the worst case scenario – has receded in recent months and that sterling is now more(...)

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