Aaron Doyle (8) was among Glasnevin Na Fianna members who visited en mass the public information session hosted by Transport Infrastructure Ireland about the proposed Metrolink project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Will the new Dublin bus corridor go through your front garden? Does the Metrolink threaten your home, or your kid’s GAA or soccer pitch? Or are you c(...)

Currently about 23 per cent of the State’s goods imports comes from the UK either as materials to be used as inputs in Irish business or as consumer goods for the retail sector.

The Republic’s grocery sector could be the hardest hit from Brexit with more than two-thirds of products on Irish supermarket shelves either manufactu(...)

There are a variety of reasons behind why some goods and services are so much more expensive in Ireland. Graphic: Irish Times Graphics

Ireland remains one of the most expensive countries in the EU to live in. And that’s official. According to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s stati(...)

Mortgages and housing: Central Bank researchers sound a warning and Nesc offers a solution. Photograph: iStock

Central Bank researchers are warning today that if current growth in mortgage lending persists and household incomes rise in line with forecasts, the (...)

On this week’s Inside Business podcast, the team  discusses why Pascal Donohoe should listen to the IMF. Photograph: Reuters

The International Monetary Fund has urged the Government not to cut taxes in the upcoming budget, to protect against future fiscal shocks. On this we(...)

Ireland currently adds 48 cents of excise duty to each litre of diesel purchased compared with 59 cents for petrol.

Increasing the excise duty on diesel to that of petrol would raise more than €500 million for the exchequer while driving down harmful emissions from (...)

NTA’s Anne Graham and  Peter Walsh: cost/benefit estimates cover a 30-year period after the Metro starts appearing in 2027. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The new Dublin Metro will cost between €3 billion and €4 billion but will deliver a much higher level of economic benefits, according to a cost/benefi(...)

I’ve been Metrosceptical for a long time. It’s no surprise that the Metro plan, cancelled during the economic crisis, is back on the agenda again. And(...)

A snow   scene in Co Meath. While the cost of weather events like the one experienced over the last few days is significant, they are relatively rare. Photograph: Alan Betson

As the thaw begins, thoughts turn to the cost of the disruption. And given some criticism of the response to the weather, it is worth considering if t(...)

In the UK, the tax breaks for company cars were bigger for cars with lower emissions while in the Republic the tax break was bigger the more the car was driven, effectively incentivising pollution, a study has found.  Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Tax breaks and incentives across a range of areas from transport fuels to company cars and property investment are having a negative impact on climate(...)

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