John Fitzgerald

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Photograph: Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty

With less than three weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, it is a time of uncertainty for the almost 400,000 Irish-b(...)

In Ireland, our average annual hours dropped by 150 during the recession, and has since recovered as employment picked up.

For any European moving to work in the United States, the short annual holidays are a culture shock. By contrast, Europe seems leisurely, with a minim(...)

Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin and Irish Forum on Natural Capital, Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council with  Josepha Madigan,  Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht at the opening of  Ireland’s first National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Instead of thinking of nature as a problem or “an infinite resource to be exploited”, it should be viewed as “the fundamental stock underpinning every(...)

Queen’s University Belfast. In  recent years, the impact of emigration on Northern Irish society and the economy has been more negative than in the Republic

Emigration has played a huge role in moulding the Republic, affecting all aspects of society and the economy. For most of the last century, as many br(...)

Traditionally, the key factor driving emigration from Ireland has been the prospect of a better standard of living in Britain.

The State has been part of a broader labour market covering Britain and Ireland for more than 150 years. Since the Famine, Irish workers have been fre(...)

An orderly Brexit would leave our economy growing very rapidly this year. In turn this would mean that the current fiscal stance, embodied in the budget, is very inappropriate

The budget, announced last October, was stimulatory, as was the budget for 2018: the Government is pumping more money into an economy at a time when i(...)

Tributes to Emiliano Sala outside the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Rescue workers have suspended the search for missing Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson having found “no trace” of the plane they (...)

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(...)

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