Cliff Taylor

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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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a European Council meeting in Brussels after phase one of Brexit negotiations concluded. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

The second phase of the Brexit talks is just kicking off. And just as we had come to terms with the jargon during the phase-one talks – all becoming e(...)

Kit yourself out for €15: that’s the promise from Dealz as it launches its Pep&Co clothing range in Ireland

What is to become of the local property tax? A review has been launched by the Minister for Finance, focused on keeping bills for households roughly i(...)

Eoghan Murphy: the Minister for Housing has suggested the local property tax might be based not solely on house prices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

How much local property tax (LPT) will you be paying in two years’ time? Quite a lot more, if nothing is done, as bills would rise along with house pr(...)

It is understood that, following receipt of the initial assessments or legal, operational and regulatory issues before Christmas, the departments have now been asked for full lists on potential policy responses.   Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The Government is pushing ahead with contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, in the event the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. Government d(...)

The ECB looks set to signal in the months ahead that the period of extraordinary stimulus will slowly draw to an end.

The European interest rate cycle is turning. The days of super-low interest rates are not quite over yet, but borrowing costs look set to start rising(...)

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