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President Michael D Higgins speaking to Prof Aidan Regan of UCD in 2018. The letter was Prof Regan’s idea. File photograph: Dave Meehan

More than 400 leading academics have signed an open letter calling for the European Council of Ministers to raise finance for the entire euro zone thr(...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre was established in UCC some 15 years ago to carry out research on the digestive system. Photograph: Clare Keogh

A research centre at University College Cork is contributing revenues of €1. 2 million per week to the Irish economy with every euro invested by the S(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

For once it might have paid off for an Irish finance minister to listen to a banker. Last December, AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne told the Oirea(...)

ProfJonathan Coleman: ‘It’s a process, and after 17 years we have got to this point, but we’re still on a curve that needs to continue to go up to get to where we need to be’

It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. And it’s the very little things that are making Ireland a veritable giant in the world of(...)

One study found that returns are lower around full moons, with the magnitude of the difference being 3-5 per cent per year. Illustration: iStock

Superstitious types will know Friday 13th is just days away. Scientifically minded folks might be inclined to roll their eyes, but this may be prematu(...)

Researchers have found high-profile indices tend to be restrained by psychologically important levels such as multiples of 100 or 1,000. Photograph: Steven Saphore/Reuters

Are you a Spock-like investor wholly focused on value and fundamentals or does the numerology of trading affect your behaviour? To find out, consider(...)

Sterling fell by 1.3 per cent to just under €1.18 and by 1.5 per cent or 2 cents to $1.31 after the Bank of England cut interest rates. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

In a blow to Irish exporters, sterling has fallen sharply against the euro, after the Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time in seven (...)

Economists at Investec said the bigger than expected breadth of the package from the Bank of England – which cut interest rates for the first time in seven years –  proved effective in the  eyes of markets

The Bank of England has cut interest rates for the first time in seven years and announced a package of monetary stimulus measures aimed at limiting t(...)

The research found that compared with firms that applied for bank loans, “discouraged” borrowers tend to be smaller, younger, have declining turnover and an increasing debt to assets ratio.

Small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland are more reluctant to apply for intermediated debt than their counterparts in other euro zone countries f(...)

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