John Fitzgerald

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Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street in Dublin, which is being sold by the retailer to fund the development of its retail business and to pay a dividend to shareholders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Datalex, the Dublin-listed travel and digital commerce software provider for airlines, saw two audit firms highlight risks with how it books revenue a(...)

In the case of a no-deal Brexit, Irish food exports, especially of meat, will be subject to heavy duties. And the full effects will take some time to play out

By the beginning of last year the potential economic effects for the Republic (and the UK) of different flavours of Brexit were well understood. By c(...)

Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

The entrance to the Thornton Hall site in north Dublin. Purchase of the site by the Department of Justice in 2004 was mired in controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Celtic Tiger years produced a petri dish for expensive and grandiose government initiatives. Little has been learned from those damaging experimen(...)

“The true cost of achieving an optimal design for the children’s hospital is that it has hoovered up the budgets needed for other health facilities that will, as a result, be delayed for years.”

In all developed countries, major capital projects have a strong tendency to overrun their initial budgets. The new underground line in London, C(...)

An employee assists travellers with Vietjet Aviation JSC self check-in kiosks at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Any disruption to the Chinese economy will have serious  consequences for Vietnam. Photograph: Maika Elan/Bloomberg

The public’s focus has largely been on the negative economic implications of Brexit for Ireland over the past year but this is not the only external d(...)

“Carbon taxes will discourage future developments that involve lengthy commutes by car. However, there is a challenge of how best to support those already caught in this situation.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If we want to ensure the cost of fuel reflects its impact on the planet through raising carbon tax, there needs to be public acceptance that this is b(...)

Reunification is ultimately a political issue, of course, but economics is a big part of it.

Depending on which report you believe, uniting the two Irish economies – North and South – could either lead to a dive in living standards in the Repu(...)

Global markets tumbled after the arrest in Canada of a top executive at Chinese telecoms group Huawei fanned concern over the ability of the US and China to make their trade truce permanent

A global stock market slump wiped €2.5 billion off Irish stocks on Thursday as Ireland’s main stock index fell 3.11 per cent. Markets tumbled after th(...)

Heavy traffic in Dublin. The Republic’s climate governance arrangements were not robust enough compared with other countries, Dr Diarmuid Torney said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee’s efforts to tackle rising carbon emissions will amount to “a flash in the pan” if it is dissolved in January, according to an(...)

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