John Fitzgerald

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Grattan Court East in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The company behind five holiday rental houses in Dublin city, valued at more than €1 million each, is to appeal a decision banning their use for short(...)

The North’s economy suffered substantially during the Troubles and did not recover strongly after the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: iStock

We have yet to see how the negotiations on a new government will pan out, but having got the largest share of the popular vote, Sinn Féin is in a stro(...)

Former minister for health Mary Harney: showed real leadership in reorganisation of cancer services, in spite of significant local opposition. Photograph: James Horan/Collins

The transfer of responsibility for climate change in 2016 from the Department of the Environment and Local Government to the former department of comm(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald takes part in the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

Question: Do carbon taxes reduce emissions, and have they done so in Ireland? Who is making the claim? On Tuesday night’s RTÉ leaders’ debate, Sinn(...)

While polls over the last year have shown an increased interest in tackling climate change, this appears to have evaporated now that an election is under way. Photograph:  Getty Images

After the 1977 election and before the new Fianna Fáíl government was formed, I travelled to Brussels with a senior Department of Finance colleague. O(...)

‘It is no surprise that housing is figuring prominently in election manifestos.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It is no surprise that housing is figuring prominently in election manifestos. High house prices and exceptionally high rents, especially in cities, a(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman, Climate Change Advisory Council and Prof Frank Mitloehner, University of California at the IFA’s Climate Action in Agriculture conference in Dublin . Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It does not make sense that Ireland is regarded as producing more greenhouse gases than Los Angeles, a city of 13 million people, a US scientist has t(...)

In 2013, the UK government introduced a carbon price floor, resulting in the closure of all coal-fired generation plants in mainland Britain. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The re-establishment of the Executive is a major step forward for Northern Ireland, restoring a democratic government to tackle its myriad problems, a(...)

TK Whitaker  in 1975, when he was governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Tommy Collins

When the secretary of the Department of Finance TK Whitaker sought to change the direction of the Irish economy in the late 1950s, he faced many chall(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It does tend to sneak up on one, doesn’t it? No, not the Barry’s Tea Christmas ad, but our top ten most read stories of the year, a sure sign that the(...)

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