Dermot O Leary

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Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary said while completions would again rise this year, they would still lag demand by around 16,000 units. Photograph: iStock

New housing completions reached a nine-year high in 2018, with almost 19,000 logged in the Republic, an analysis from Goodbody shows. Using data fro(...)

Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary expressed surprise at how little sterling had moved in the past week.

Irish currency specialists believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit – the worst case scenario – has receded in recent months and that sterling is now more(...)

  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: adamant that   Government spending will only rise by 4 per cent in 2019. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

At the height of the financial crisis in 2009, the State was spending €23 billion more than it was taking in by way of taxes and other income. That am(...)

Brexit was always going to be a negative for Ireland, so what we are talking about here is damage limitation. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AP

The draft withdrawal agreement offers some positives for the Irish economy, promising to keep the United Kingdom in a customs union with the European (...)

Improving the availability and affordability of childcare could be an important Government intervention, said Dermot O’Leary of Goodbody Stockbrokers. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Goodbody Stockbrokers has upgraded its forecasts for the Irish economy, and is now predicting domestic demand will grow by 6 per cent this year, up fr(...)

Gardaí dealt with 43 allegations of assault on trains last year, up from nine in 2016. In the first five months of this year there were 26 assaults. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering establishing a dedicated policing unit for public transport to address concerns of antisocial behaviour. Officials in t(...)

The Government is under intense pressure to address the State’s housing problems amid a series of rallies and sit-in protests. Up to 10,000 people took part in the #RaiseTheRoof protest  in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leading housing experts have warned the Government not to introduce short-term measures to address the current crisis in Tuesday’s budget, suggesting (...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

Dermot O’Leary says that NBRU members have a right to be involved in Bus Connects discussions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU), Dermot O’Leary says that his members have a right to be involved in BusConnects discu(...)

Bus Éireann staff may strike in a dispute over pay, the NBRU has warned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times/File

There could be disruption to Bus Éireann services in the future unless staff at the State-owned transport company receive a pay rise, a trade union ha(...)

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