UK cabinet minister Lord Frost (right ) chairs the first meeting of the partnership council followed by the eighth meeting of the withdrawal agreement joint committee with his EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic (left), Richard Szostak, principal adviser (second left) and paymaster general Penny Mordaunt on Wednesday in London. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/WPA Pool/Getty Images

More than 40 per cent of Irish businesses have cited rising prices in the wake of Brexit as a major concern, while a fifth fear they will experience (...)

Planning permissions for homes fell by over 50 per cent in the first quarter in 2021 as restrictions on construction dampened activity.

Planning permissions for homes fell by over 50 per cent in the first quarter in 2021 as restrictions on construction dampened activity. While plannin(...)

After months of lockdown, Irish consumers went on something of non-essential spending spree last month. Bank of Ireland debit card data reveals a spi(...)

ECB says   price growth across the euro area is down to “transitory factors” connected to the resumption of economic activity after lockdown and higher oil prices.

The rate of inflation jumped to a two-year high of 1.7 per cent last month as the easing of Covid-related restrictions and increased housing costs fue(...)

While housing completions amounted to just 3,953 units in the first quarter of 2021, the BPFI says this is just 7 per cent lower than in 2019 when there were no restrictions. File photograph: Laura Hutton/

The pandemic has had a “significant, negative impact on housing output” and supply is now unlikely to meet demand until at least the end of 2024, the (...)

The IMF said a minimum rate would help to reverse nearly four decades of falling global corporate tax rates while “mobilising revenue” for cash-strapped countries in the wake of the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

A global minimum corporate tax rate could boost the effective tax rates paid by multinational firms by as much as 10 per cent, a study by the Internat(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Sinn Féin’s longstanding opposition to the Local Property Tax  is muddled and out-of-kilter with its wider political agenda.

Language is everything in politics. Notice how Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald refers to the local property tax (LPT) as a “tax on the family home”(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe described the latest acceleration in headline GDP as ‘exceptionally strong’.

The Irish economy grew by 7.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 – the strongest level of growth anywhere in Europe – despite the domestic economy (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Many view the  pandemic unemployment payment as an attempt to bridge the gap between the current welfare system and a more contributions-based one. Photograph:  Kyran O’Brien

The Government’s new Commission on Taxation and Welfare will examine the possibility of moving to a more European-style social insurance model where u(...)

Prof Stephen Kinsella said young people in Ireland endured  ‘an unequal experience of the post-austerity period from 2013 to 2020’.  File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Younger people in Ireland are increasingly experiencing poorer economic outcomes – from above average rates of unemployment to higher housing costs an(...)

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