Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the Department  of Finance    for the  Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and his officials have latched onto the idea that the Irish economy is at a “fork in the road”. One way, they s(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with Robert Watt (left) secretary general at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and John McCarthy, chief economist at the Department of Finance, at the  Summer Economic Statement.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has accepted for the first time that a no-deal Brexit could wipe out economic growth next year. Publishing the Summer Economic Stateme(...)

The average for workers in full-time and part-time employment was 40.7 and 18.6 hours per week respectively

The number of people employed in the Irish economy has risen by more than 400,000 since the low point of the crash in 2012. The rapid turnaround was (...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York, US. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler hit European stock markets on Monday as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of g(...)

The Central Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey, the most accurate indicator of employment trends, suggested that the participation rate among potential workers here rose slightly to 62 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

The percentage of “prime-age” workers employed in the Republic is now higher than at any other time, a testament to the current strength of the labour(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has called on the Government to adopt a formal consultation period ahead of important tax law changes, particularly the Fin(...)

The Department of Finance’s  chief economist John McCarthy addressing the ESRI’s annual budget perspectives conference in Dublin

The Irish economy is on a knife-edge, poised between “overheating” and a major Brexit-related downturn, the State’s chief economist has warned. John(...)

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the number of people employed in the Republic’s economy has grown to a record 2.31 million.

Record levels of employment are putting upward pressure on wages and salaries, according to a new study by the Central Bank and recruitment website In(...)

Karlin Lillington on the national broadband debate: “To end up where we are, after two decades, is so exasperating, so misguided, so idiotic, so stupidly aligned to the fact that almost no one in government, from any party, has ever taken this issue seriously or viewed it intelligently.”

Thousands of credit union members across the State are being asked to withdraw some of their savings, as caps are being applied to deposit accounts. S(...)

Services make up nearly three-quarters of the UK’s economic output and about 70%  of the EU’s economic activity

The potential disruption to trade in services from Brexit could pose a far greater threat to the UK and EU economies than restrictions around the move(...)

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