Kieran McQuinn at the ESRI forecast for 2017 and 2018. In its latest economic commentary, the institute examined the impact of a sudden reduction in business tax receipts on Ireland’s macro economy and on the Government’s finances. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A sudden drop-off in corporation tax receipts could result in a €26 billion hit to the Irish economy and a “prolonged deterioration” in the Government(...)

The ESRI says Ireland could benefit if Brexit uncertainty is removed in the short term. UK prime minister Boris Johnson is hoping to secure a parliamentary majority in Thursday’s election. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The Irish economy could benefit from a Brexit bounce if British prime minister Boris Johnson secures a parliamentary majority in this week’s UK electi(...)

The fall in hours was not felt by those working in hotels and the food industry, where a third of workers are on the minimum wage – the highest percentages of employees. Photograph: iStock

Employers’ fears that the Government’s decision to raise the minimum wage last year would lead to job losses did not materialise, according to a study(...)

Rondo Food makes snack foods for dogs and cats. Photograph: iStock

Pet food manufacturer Rondo Food is to close its plant in Arklow, Co Wicklow, with the loss of 135 jobs. The company, which makes snacks for cats and (...)

Ryanair was one of only two non-energy companies included in a list of Europe’s top 10 worst polluters, and the only airline. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ryanair was once again the only airline to be included in a list of Europe’s top 10 worst polluters. According to data from the European Union’s Tra(...)

The increasing shift of buyers to areas outside of Dublin is likely to negatively impact not only on these regions but the wider economy in general. Photograph:  Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Home-buyers are being forced to live further and further away from their place of work because of the price pressures in the Dublin property market, B(...)

Director of SEK International Schools Chris Charleson: increasingly we are  seeing Irish families wanting an alternative to the traditional Irish education system

The exclusive SEK International School in Co Wicklow has announced a €3 million investment programme to develop its 60-acre parkland campus between Br(...)

The advisory council warning comes as exchequer returns show the Government took in a record €3.1bn in corporation tax last month and is on course for a record €11bn this year.

The Government has again been warned against using “windfall taxes” to fund public services similar to what occurred during the boom. Irish Fiscal Ad(...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: The windfall was driven by a number of big payments from multinationals in the tech and pharma sectors, the Department of Finance confirmed.

The Government took in a record €3.1 billion in corporation tax in one month in November, nearly 30 per cent more than expected. The windfall was dri(...)

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