John Fitzgerald

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The Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast. A study suggested a united Ireland would reduce national income and living standards in the Republic by up to 15 per cent. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland used to fit neatly into Europe’s north-south paradigm; the one where the rich North cocks a snook at the economically backward South. Not any (...)

Prof John FitzGerald’s research suggests that  in the event of a hard Brexit, the only way the North could stay in the EU is by leaving the UK, which opens up the possibility of a united Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Irish reunification would come at a high price for the Republic, reducing income and living standards by as much as 15 per cent, a new study has found(...)

The council is also reviewing national policies in light an EU requirement that a draft “climate and energy plan” be completed by the end of 2018.

The Government needs to introduce a carbon tax in the Budget and more than double it by 2030, if it is to have any chance of decarbonising Ireland in (...)

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Air-France KLM, Manchester United Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Aug); UK GDP fig(...)

Pessimists across the water are now bracing themselves for a post-Brexit return to ration books, after Thursday’s leak of news that the British govern(...)

Official documents at the National Archives. A growing number of public bodies are scanning past publications to make them more widely available. Photograph: Eric Luke

A big issue in managing the world of social media is the “right to forget”. However, the move from paper to electronic communications raises other imp(...)

Latest CSO figures show  the participation rate for women  has  risen by one percentage point. Photograph: Getty

While the emigrants of the 17th century, who left Ireland never to return, were referred to as wild geese, today’s emigrants may be closer to homing p(...)

The State’s participation rate remains at 62 per cent, which is low by international standards. Photograph: iStock

There’s an assumption that the Irish economy is headed towards full employment, and with good reason. We’ve moved from having one of the worst jobless(...)

Seán Cromien had a special concern to protect the institution of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Since the 1970s an important strand of research into how organisations work has emphasised the role of individuals in an organisation and their motiva(...)

A man watched his house go up in flames as the local fire station remained empty because firemen were being interviewed for new posts. John Fitzgeral(...)

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