Chris Johns

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has previously made commitments that the tax surge will not feed into day to day spending

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

The thing that affects equities the most these days is the latest tweet from Donald Trump. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The stock market has just had its worst month of the year. How big a concern is this? The answer is usually “it all depends”: one month’s gyrations in(...)

Brexit Party campaign rally at Mill Farm, home of AFC  Flyde, in Wesham on Saturday. Last week’s local elections saw a large electoral shift towards parties that are anti-Brexit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The connections between business – the economy – and politics are not always obvious. Decisions over interest rates and taxes have consequences: not a(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg meeting leaders of  UK political parties at the House of Commons in  London to discuss the need for cross-party action to address  climate change.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, started her solo strike from school for climate activism outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May in Brussels. Whatever happens next on Brexit, the British have entered a permanent state of negotiation with the EU. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

How many times can we say “next week’s emergency EU Brexit summit will be critical”? How many more times can we say “the events of the next few days s(...)

Chris Johns, non-executive chairman of Smith and Williamson’s European hub, and Cedric Cruess Callaghan, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Maxwells

UK financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson has established a European hub in Dublin to ensure its European Union clients can (...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

A Pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside Downing Street in London at the weekend.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Michel Barnier offers the UK the option of allowing Great Britain out of the backstop. In Pavlovian fashion, Brexiteers cry foul, accuse EU negotiator(...)

City of Derry airport: The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after flybmi ceased operations has raised concerns over the viability of the airport

The number of businesses seeking a type of ‘trusted trader’ status for faster border and customs checks in post-Brexit trade with the UK has surged, f(...)

One of the silliest games played by hyper educated people, who really should know better, is any attempt to explain short term movements in stock markets

Weekend newspaper supplements often quiz somebody reasonably well known about their finances. The answers are often the same: ‘money is not my main mo(...)

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