Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has much to ponder as he seeks to frame Budget 2019.  Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will ask the Government for powers to mount electronic surveillance and intercept communicat(...)

Since 2013, prices have risen again by 57 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

The current boom in property prices could trigger another housing bubble, even though it is not being fuelled by a boom in credit, a leading housing e(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery said the risks arising from Brexit, especially a ‘hard’ or disruptive Brexit, were “far-reaching” for Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has hinted that it may revise its housing supply forecasts for this year and next, on foot of new figures from the Central Statistics(...)

The real addition to the State’s housing stock in 2017 was probably closer to 10,000 than to the headline output number of 14,500 units. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Statistics Office’s new housing output numbers appear to have finally put to bed the controversy surrounding the Government’s figures, one(...)

The ESRI said the additional data would help policymakers understand what is driving growth in the Republic.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) wants the Government to adopt a new set of national accounts to weed out the distorting effects of m(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed that the Republic had changed its tax regime in line with OECD recommendations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said on Wednesday that multinationals shifted more profits through the Republic than all Caribbean tax have(...)

The European Commission’s Berlaymont building. Brussels is pushing for a shake-up of European tax rules to standardise the way corporation tax is calculated in a bid to clampdown on corporate tax avoidance. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The European Commission is proposing to fund a significant part of its next budget through the proposed Consolidated Common Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)(...)

China is the world’s largest outbound travel market, and one of the fastest-growing, with trips from China predicted to grow to 200 million a year by 2020

The first direct flights from Dublin to Beijing have been launched by Hainan Airlines, China’s fourth-largest carrier. The year-round service is Dubl(...)

Greencoat Renewables recently acquired Dromadda More wind farm in Co Kerry for €88.4 million

Newly listed energy group Greencoat Renewables is well placed to acquire further wind farm assets in Ireland, according to Davy Stockbrokers. The com(...)

The number of claimants on the Live Register fell again last month as the Republic’s jobs-rich growth continues to drive down unemployment. The late(...)

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