John Fitzgerald

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'We are unsure what type of Brexit the UK wants and, depending on the final EU-UK relationship, we are unsure as to how the Irish economy will react.'

Over nearly 30 years, with colleagues in the ESRI, we published regular assessments of Ireland’s economic prospects in the medium term. A continuing p(...)

Dublin City architect, Mr Jim Barrett at the Spencer Dock hearing in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The former city architect for Limerick and Dublin James Barrett has died. Mr Barrett helped transform much of the capital in the 1990s and 2000s, hi(...)

Preparing tenders can take a lot of time, and involve a lot of expense for firms. It must be worthwhile for firms to compete given that many times they won’t be awarded the job. Photograph: Getty Images

Over recent decades the purchase of goods and services by the State has been subject to increasing regulation to ensure that the State gets value for (...)

Beginning with the 1973 accessions of Ireland, the UK and Denmark, successive waves of EU enlargement have shown benefits for members. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The economic crisis that began in 2008 affected EU members in many different ways. One of the most important was a loss of confidence among many citiz(...)

‘Positive Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future for the Irish Dairy Sector’ was launched by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed (second right) with Prof John Fitzgerald, Eamonn Farrell, and Martin Keane. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

Every litre of milk produced in Ireland is the most carbon efficient in Europe, according to a report on how the Irish dairy sector should respond to (...)

Harry Kernoff RHA – ‘Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham’ (1940) €2,000-€3,000

The arrival of the new year in the Irish art market doesn’t mean out with the old. Far from it. Most of the pictures in the first big art auction of 2(...)

“If we are to build enough houses, employment in construction will have to increase substantially in the next few years.” Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

The most reliable indicator of what is happening in the real economy is the data on employment and unemployment. The new Labour Force Survey, publishe(...)

The Survey on Income and Living Conditions does miss out those who suffer the most extreme form of poverty, which is homelessness. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is 30 years since the ESRI first started to quantify poverty in Ireland, with a special survey on income distribution and living standards. An annu(...)

A garda searching a heavy goods vehicle at a checkpoint on the Cavan/Fermanagh Border. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last month saw an agreement reached between the EU and the UK, which involved a commitment by the UK to avoid a hard border on this island. However, B(...)

More efficient delivery than Amazon -  Santa Claus in his sleigh  in the Arctic Circle. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

It is proving extremely difficult in the aviation sector to find technological solutions to greenhouse gas emissions that influence climate change. As(...)

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