Jim Power

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House prices nationally have risen  50%  since the trough of 2013, while rents are up over 80%  since 2010

In 1980, housing accounted for just 7 per cent of household expenditure in the Republic. By 2016, this had increased to 20 per cent, equating to an es(...)

The figures on the tax review come in a new document published by the Department of Finance on Tuesday

The Department of Finance paid a number of law firms more than €1 million in a nine-month period this year and last, new figures show. They also discl(...)

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is for sale from today, with a price tag of €45 million for the five-star resort

With the economy approaching full employment, Ireland is proving attractive again for Irish emigrants, with 28,400 moving back here from abroad, up 1,(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe urged to “play it safe” in October’s budget. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The only tax break that should be considered in the upcoming budget is to allow middle income earners pay more of their taxes at the 20 per cent stand(...)

Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Ronan Murphy,  Lucinda Creighton and economist Jim Power at an RDS  discussion about the challenges that Brexit poses to the Irish sport horse industry. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Officials in Brussels increasingly believe that the UK will crash out of the European Union without a deal next year – a worst-case scenario for many (...)

Lauren Murphy (11) from Glasson, Co Westmeath leads her pony Taggert Express before  the launch of the 2018 Dublin Horse Show at the RDS in  Ballsbridge. Photograph: Tom Honan

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend next month’s Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, the organisers have predicted. About 1,600 horses and pon(...)

Horse sports (which do not include racing) and the breeding industry linked to them employ 14,057 people and contribute €816 million a year to the economy. Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty

An organisation that supports sports such as show jumping and eventing is seeking Government aid to help it generate €400 million a year for the Repub(...)

Cliff Taylor outlines why, for all the positives to be taken from the latest raft of economic data, the awkward bit politically for the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is that expectations are rising and delivery of real improvements is tricky and takes time

As the nation continues to bask in the sunshine, another surge in corporation tax receipts in the first-half of 2018 has put the Government on course (...)

The best selling car in April was the recently introduced Volkswagen Polo, a unusual return to a love of small hatchbacks by Irish car buyers, following two years of SUV obsession.

New car sales rose in Ireland, for the first time in more than a year, in April. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) sales wer(...)

Jim Power, chief economist, at Friends First.

Despite signs of a slowdown in house price growth, financial services group Friends First is still predicting prices to rise by a further 10 per cent (...)

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