Colm Mccarthy

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There are now 10,290 electric vehicles on the Republic’s roads

Motor dealers claim the Republic will miss emission targets because the Greens and the Government will not talk to the industry. The Irish Car Carbon(...)

The capacity of the data centres ‘already here exceeds substantially any demand arising in Ireland’, says Colm McCarthy

The notion that Ireland will achieve a 7 per cent reduction in Irish carbon emissions every year up to 2030 is “wildly unlikely”, according to the eco(...)

The intermediate target of having 180,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025 is optimistic, according to a new report. File photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

The Irish motor tax system needs substantial reform if the State is to retain revenues coinciding with the country switching to widespread use of elec(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said his party will not form a ‘grand coalition’ with Fine Gael after the general election. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish TImes.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not form a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after the general election. Mr Martin said his (...)

TK Whitaker  in 1975, when he was governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Tommy Collins

When the secretary of the Department of Finance TK Whitaker sought to change the direction of the Irish economy in the late 1950s, he faced many chall(...)

 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“Hindsight is the very finest of qualities,” mused a philosophical Paschal Donohoe this week when asked about comments from a former German official s(...)

As it stands, no VAT is charged by EU member states on airline tickets.  Photograph: Dublin Airport

The State will “engage constructively” in negotiations surrounding an aviation fuel tax or the application of VAT on airline tickets, the Department o(...)

As it stands, no VAT is charged by EU member states on airline tickets. Photograph: iStock

The trend of ever cheaper air travel could be coming to an end with several taxation measures proposed at EU level. According to Irish economist Colm (...)

It is  calculated that a 30%  increase in air fares would cut traffic by around the same figure.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Air travellers face potential fare increases of up to 30 per cent in coming years as the EU increases taxes on aviation, high-profile economist Colm M(...)

Barry McCormack: I had all these songs about Dublin and then I sort of put them to the side and thought what else do I do?   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Barry McCormack, once a singer with 1990s indie band Jubilee Allstars and now a creator of wry, literate folk songs, is one of Ireland’s best songwrit(...)

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