The Davy study suggests  house-price inflation has slowed as a result of the Central Bank’s mortgage-lending rules but that demand pressure in the market has transferred to the rental sector. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Institutional investors or so-called “cuckoo funds” are not the prime drivers of high rents in Ireland and may be key to unlocking further housing sup(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

The Central Bank  Wells Fargo Bank International Unlimited Company had admitted five “serious” breaches between January 2014 and February 2019. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Central Bank has fined an Irish subsidiary of US bank Wells Fargo nearly €6 million for regulatory reporting breaches and related governance faili(...)

Paschal Donohoe was speaking at an American Chamber Indepdence Day event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Trade between Ireland and the US is now worth €120 billion annually and underpins 255,000 jobs on both sides of the Atlantic, Minister for Finance Pas(...)

Conor O’Kelly: “People talk about whether the bond markets are predicting a recession. I’ll give a prediction. The chances of a recession in Ireland are 100 per cent.”

The chances of another recession in Ireland are 100 per cent, as the country is a small, open economy, highly-indebted, and relying on international i(...)

Karlin Lillington: “We need to talk about the kind of city we want before more tech firms arrive”

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society managing director, Michael Fingleton, approved over €6 billion worth of property loans on which the lender su(...)

Minister for Finance: “If there is a disorderly Brexit... there will be significant pressure placed on the public finances.”

A disorderly Brexit could result in a €6 billion hit to the exchequer, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned. “If, as appears increasingly (...)

Services sector, which covers businesses from banks to hotels, accounted for 51%  of all enterprises. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

There were more than 271,000 business enterprises operating in Ireland in 2017, the highest level on record, according to new figures from the Central(...)

Experts have repeatedly warned that the corporation tax tide may soon go out, based as it is on the inherently unstable notion of corporate profitability.

Five years ago there was a global outcry about multinational tax, and Ireland, which hosted so many of these companies and their elaborate tax-avoida(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe:    the Government is on course for another record tax take this year, according to the latest exchequer returns. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is on course for another record tax take this year with the latest exchequer returns showing strong year-on-year increases in all four (...)

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