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Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe will have to decide how to play this one. Does he have to give some ground in the short term and hope to fight off the more serious measures ? Or does he just say “no”? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

We are now facing a threat to our corporate tax regime, or parts of it at least, that is shaping up as the most serious seen in recent years. The tax (...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

The M1 motorway between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You won’t have to pre-register to cross the Irish Border after Brexit. Under any Brexit scenario, the continuation of the common travel area (CTA) b(...)

The bill proposes a new regime covering all home mortgages in arrears before January 1st, 2017. Photograph: iStock

A bill put forward by Fianna Fail, proposing a new organisation with wide powers to deal with mortgage arrears, has been heavily criticised by the Eur(...)

Günther Oettinger said funding allocated to the State under a  plan for 2021 to 2017 could be front-loaded to the start of the period.

The payment of European Union funds to support investment in the State could be accelerated to help cope with the shock of a hard Brexit, according to(...)

Fergal O’Brien, chief economist at Ibec: said businesses still have no roadmap. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Whether negotiations can now quickly get under way on a transition period to apply after the UK leaves the EU is becoming a pressing issue for Ireland(...)

The new National Development Plan plots a significant change both in the amount of State investment spending and in where it is allocated. Its startin(...)

Most forecasters expect house prices to keep rising this year, but at a slower rate

In recent months any indications that the rate of house price growth might be slowing have been quickly followed by a renewed acceleration. And so it (...)

It was another wild ride for investors in the global financial markets

It was another wild ride for investors as the global stock markets at times looked like recovering before plummeting again. Investors struggled to cop(...)

Cliff Taylor: We will just have to sit tight for a while now and see whether this is a passing squall or a full-scale storm.

Why have the stockmarkets had a sudden panic attack? Stockmarkets fall heavily when they are hit with a wave of people selling and very few buying. T(...)

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