President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne. The court said the State was on course to achieve its  2025   broadband targets

Ireland is not the only EU state struggling to resolve the problem of rural broadband, representatives of the European Court of Auditors have said. T(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “Ireland is a divided society. There are two Irelands. There is the real Ireland which remains depressed.” Photograph: EPA/Bernd Von Jutrczenka

Ireland is a tax haven “free-riding” on the rest of Europe, and remains deeply divided since the crash, former Greek finance minister and author Yanis(...)

The European Commission is  proposing to raise the contributions it gets from member states for its next seven-year budget, which starts in 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s annual contribution to the EU budget is likely to rise to over €3 billion after the UK leaves the bloc, more than 50 per cent above the curr(...)

The State’s contribution may rise by an additional €400 million a year as a result of the hole in the EU’s budget left from the UK’s departure

Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget is expected to rise to €2.7 billion this year, the Department of Finance has confirmed. This is 35 per cent hi(...)

“Nagging questions about the relevance of our growth metrics and in particular the contribution of multinationals remain while, on the horizon, Brexit and changes to the global tax environment loom large.”

A slew of data about the Irish economy published in the past two weeks all points to a remarkable turnaround in the State’s economic fortunes. Headl(...)

 NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: cautioned that national debt remained high and that the State was “still a very leveraged country”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland pays out €16.5 million a day in interest costs to service its national debt, the head of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has re(...)

The CSO’s new measure indicates that government debt peaked at 160 per cent in 2012. Photograph: AP

Ireland’s national debt stood at €198 billion at the end of last year, up 1 per cent from the previous year, figures from the Central Bank show. Whil(...)

Ireland’s insurance sector held assets worth €303 billion at the mid-point of last year, equating to 110 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). T(...)

 Traffic on the  M50.  The ESRI warned that the current pattern of development was likely to place further pressure on housing in Dublin  and increase the incidence of long-distance commuting, with a knock-on effect on traffic volumes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s economy is increasingly being sucked into Dublin at the expense of other regions, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warn(...)

A recent KPMG report on the potential benefits of solar energy in Ireland concluded that the industry could reasonably deploy over 3,750 MW of solar from now to 2030. Photograph: PA

Ireland’s fledgling solar power industry has received a major boost with the announcement that the State-owned Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF(...)

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