Jim Power

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‘The UK is only delighted – not just from a business perspective but also from an environmental perspective – to get rid of cars they don’t want and that they intend to ban from cities,’ said Simi’s Brian Cooke

The motor trade is pleading with the Government to tighten regulations on used-car imports amid stark warnings of job losses and a dramatic decline in(...)

Samantha Power in Co Kerry. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

SAMANTHA POWER’S NEW MEMOIR TRACES HER JOURNEY FROM IRISH IMMIGRANT TO WAR CORRESPONDENT TO US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN. SHE TALKS ABOUT HER TRAUMATIC (...)

Moving home: slowing house-price growth is good for first-time buyers. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Property price inflation is slowing. But is this because housing stock is increasing to meet demand, or are there other factors at play? According to(...)

Rearing beef is now a loss-making business in itself for most farmers, with EU supports needed to move family income from farming into positive territory and off-farm earnings needed to keep afloat.

The beef protests have led to controversy over the share of the final market price which goes to the farmer. But the roots of farmer unhappiness – and(...)

Ireland has no option but to continue insist on a backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement in order to prevent the return of a hard Irish border, economist Jim Power has said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Ireland has no option but to continue insist on a backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement in order to prevent the return of a hard Irish border, e(...)

Jim Power will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in West Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael Collins had the most progressive economic view of all the revolutionary generation , not seen again until Sean Lemass, Jim Power has said. A(...)

 Motor trade concerned that WLTP  will result in many new cars being rated with higher official emissions figures. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Irish car dealers are calling on the Government to delay any major reforms of the current motor tax regime for at least 12 months. The dealers, who ha(...)

The market for new cars in Ireland is under severe pressure, according to a new report. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New car prices could rise by at least €2,500 and as many as 12,000 jobs – or a quarter of those currently employed in the Irish car trade – could be u(...)

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

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