Gerard Brady

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Ibec is forecasting that consumer spending will grow 15.1%  in 2021 compared to pandemic-hit 2020. Photograph: PA Wire

The Republic’s “resilient” economy will be among the best-performing in the western world this year with GDP growth of 0.8 per cent, before accelerati(...)

 Next US president – Joe Biden or  Donald Trump?  A Biden White House would not sign a deal seen to unfairly target big US companies. Photograph:  Jim Watson,Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

A win for Joe Biden would change the tone of US economic policy – and its substance in some key areas – but it would not herald a return to how things(...)

Businesses with the sharpest falls in employment – hospitality, personal services and construction – accounted for 19%  of jobs but just 9%  of income tax

Hospitality workers, builders and young people are bearing the brunt of the Government’s efforts to combat Covid-19, warns employers’ body Ibec. Ibec(...)

Cliff Taylor: We appear to be on some kind of strange economic plateau. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some sectors are doing ‘surprisingly well’. Others are shattered. Ireland’s current economic reality is unlike anything that’s gone before. And nob(...)

More than 700,000 people were working from home at the end of March this year. Photograph: iStock

While there’s been little doubt that it was the Covid-19 pandemic which forced people out of their offices and into their homes, data on the subject h(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This is the most unusual recession any of us will ever see. So far parts of the economy – maybe 20 per cent in jobs terms – are in real trouble and mu(...)

Robert Lighthizer, US trade representative at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing in the US. Photographer: Bloomberg

The suspension of talks between Europe and the US on new international tax rules for tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google could be deeply pr(...)

Ibec is advocating bringing forward the reopening of the country to the end of June

Ibec has warned that the Government’s “conservative” approach to lifting coronavirus restrictions will exacerbate the economic shock and prolong the d(...)

 Gerard Brady (2nd R) with  Denis Gallagher and Charles Haughey in 1982. File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Gerard Brady has died at the age of 82. First elected to the Dáil in 1977, he died at home in Donnybrook, Dublin, on Satu(...)

How many businesses will not be able to open the shutters at all and at what level will others operate?

The Covid-19 employment shock is not hitting all sections of the population equally. So far, judging by those receiving the special Covid payments, t(...)

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