Annette Hughes

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An Anti-Brexit demonstrator protests outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Brexit uncertainty is finally taking its toll on the Irish SME sector a review of 15 indicators impacting on the sector shows. The latest SME M(...)

Initial financing is to come from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), an €8 billion fund

There has been mixed reaction to confirmation of a new €1.5 billion “rainy day” fund to help offset future shocks to the economy. Minister for Financ(...)

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared that the reduced VAT rate of 9 per cent to help the tourism and hospitality industry has “done its job”.

Groups representing the tourism and hospitality industries have sharply criticised the Government for raising the sectors’ VAT rate from 9 per cent to(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and  the  Department of Finance Chief Economist, John McCarthy at the announcement of the Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Mixed reaction came from business and economic commentators as Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, revealed his Summer Economic Statement. The Go(...)

 Shane MacSweeney, Annette Hughes  and Mike McKerr: acquisition of DKM is in line with EY’s global and Irish strategy to integrate the full range of economic advisory services. Photograph:  Naoise Culhane

EY Ireland has made its first acquisition with the purchase of the well-known DKM Economic Advisory practice for an undisclosed sum. DKM, which was o(...)

Riverside  at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin. While high-end tech and financial companies may be moving into Dublin 2, many have large space requirements which may  not fit the specifications of what is available

Despite reports of strong demand for office space in the centre of Dublin, Dublin 2, one of the city’s core business districts, has a commercial vacan(...)

Experts claim the 15,000 figure for house completions last year being used by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney bears little relationship to the number of new homes being built. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Housing has rejected claims that its measure of house building in the economy is unreliable and may be inflating the true level of (...)

     PII calculates that house completions for the year will only amount to about 14,000, well below the Government’s target of 25,000. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of new houses constructed in the State rose by 17 per cent to 3,498 in the second quarter of 2016, according to a report from Property Indu(...)

A three-bed semi detached can be yours for €95,000 at Esker Glenn, Drumlish, Co. Longford. (Photograph:

Mortgage drawdowns and approvals may be on the rise, but the Irish property market is still far from “normal”, as new figures show that activity rate(...)

Annette Hughes of DKM Economic Consultants said the State needed to “get out and build” rather than  acquiring homes to try a solve the shortage in social housing

State efforts to combat the social housing shortage by buying and leasing properties run the risk of squeezing some purchasers out of the market, one(...)

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