Jim Power

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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 (...)

Economic tale: The flagship Eason bookshop on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The financial strains suffered by bookshops make for a familiar plotline, but there could yet be a twist in the tale. Irish booksellers are seeing hin(...)

Economist Jim Power (centre) with Gerard Dollard chief executive of the  Irish Greyhound Board (left) and Phil Meaney IGB chairman at the publication of the strategic plan. Photograph: Maxwells

The Irish Greyhound Board plans to spend up to €12 million over the next five years upgrading the country’s main greyhound racing stadium at Shelbourn(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured when he was minister for health in December 2015, at the announcement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been doing the legislative rounds for some time now and the debate hasn’t quite reached closing time. Certainly, (...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

VW’s new Arteon: the German car brand remains the best-selling marque on the Irish new car market

Sales of new diesel-powered cars this year have fallen 16.6 per cent, compared to last year. Diesel now represents 65.27 per cent of the new car marke(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland says employment in the sector has grown by 33 per cent since 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned that some 6,000 jobs could be lost in the hospitality sector if the 9 per cent VAT rate is raised by(...)

Programme for government includes the retention of the VAT rate provided rates remain competitive

It’s budget time, which means the 9 per cent VAT rate enjoyed by the hospitality sector is once again up for debate. Previously, the view was that th(...)

A Bank of Ireland ad has had a mystifying Twitter backlash for highlighting “Orla” and her boyfriend, who moved home to save up a deposit.

An unintentionally funny episode of the pointless drama over a Bank of Ireland blog about a house-hunting young couple arose on Pat Kenny’s Newstalk s(...)

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