Chris Johns

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Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland with chief executive of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan and  Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar  as Microsoft Ireland announced the creation of 200 new engineering roles. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

NatWest is being advised by Goldman Sachs on the future of Ulster Bank in the Republic, as the UK lender looks at winding down the unit which shows no(...)

Released from lockdowns and other restrictions, we will want to spend. Consumer spending sprees will prime the recovery pump.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

I think we are on the cusp of an economic boom. That’s not a forecast served up from a flawed economic model; it’s a view based on an existential pers(...)

I have American friends who believe the divisions that Trump has exploited are now so deep that the country will ultimately split. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

Four years ago pollsters were confident that Donald Trump would lose. Stock market soothsayers predicted Wall Street would tumble after a Trump victor(...)

The concern now is that as more businesses run into financial trouble, even with Government supports, many will not make it through.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Large parts of the economy are in lockdown again. How do we assess the economic costs of this? Data, outlined below, shows how many people never retur(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ‘has correctly identified the sectors most at risk, the people most obviously suffering’. Photograph: Julien Behal

Was the biggest budget in the history of the State also the most important? Historians will have to sort that one out. It could well turn out to be th(...)

Analysts say AIB needs to find an additional €200 million in savings to reach 2022 profit targets. Photograph: Tom Honan

A multibillion-euro stimulus fund to bolster the economy from the fallout of both Covid-19 and Brexit is to be one of the key planks of the Governmen(...)

Government correct to base Budget 2021 on assumption of no-deal Brexit, according to commentator Chris Johns. File photograph: Getty

The State faces a “severe threat” from the international tax reform process, economic commentator Chris Johns has warned as he reiterated that a no-de(...)

Retail Excellence says independent retailers may have difficulty this Christmas sourcing stock. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Retail representatives are warning that certain categories including fashion and hardware could experience stock shortages during the upcoming Christm(...)

 British political adviser Dominic Cummings and prime minister Boris Johnson: Britain is Britain with all of its strengths and weaknesses. Johnson-Cummings have played to those weaknesses. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Anyone who is surprised by the latest turn of events in Brexit Britain hasn’t been paying attention. Modelled in part on the Bannon-Trump experiment i(...)

The algorithms deployed to predict exam results in the UK appear to have penalised children from poor backgrounds and/or underachieving schools. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The question of the age focuses on the ways in which Covid-19 will change things forever. Will office life ever be the same? One of London’s largest i(...)

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