John Fitzgerald

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Economist John FitzGerald and Dr Alan Ahearne of National University of Ireland Galway. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A leading economist and one-time advisor to the former minister of finance Brian Lenihan has proposed imposing a tax on tracker mortgages. Dr Alan A(...)

Whyte’s auctioneers in Dublin said its autumn auction of historical collectibles on September 14th would include an original, signed programme for the(...)

John F Kennedy showed grace under fire throughout his time in the White House

Popular culture often provides a good barometer of where reputation stands. John F Kennedy, it seems, is a case of mercury falling.In the recent NBC T(...)

Mark Fielding, chief executive of ISME: ’I feel there has been a dearth of general information on the effects of Sepa’

Irish business is seeped in Sepa problems it seems. Sepa – the new European wide banking system standard – comes into force from early next year, whet(...)

Apple’s plant in Hollyhill, Cork. “An official White House report categorised Ireland as a tax haven in 2009 and last week’s Senate hearings on Apple’s creative accounting embedded the phrase in public discourse. If it takes permanent hold, the consequences could be enormous.” Photograph: Reuters/Michael MacSweeney

I was browsing Forbes, the magazine for billionaires, online about a year ago. There was a piece about Ireland’s status as a tax haven. Apparently thr(...)

Former priest William Carney

A former priest awaiting trial on historic child sex abuse charges does not have the right to anonymity, a judge held yesterday. William (...)

“New information has emerged from the Revenue Commissioners on incomes and taxation here.”

The deference to financial and corporate power that impelled Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan to give the blanket guarantee to the financial insti(...)

“Should Matthew Elderfield land a big and well-paid job at Lloyds there will no doubt be some who will begrudge him his success and point out that he has not finished the job he started.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Nothing, it seems, has become Matthew Elderfield so well as the manner of the departure. As you would hope and expect, the regulator seems to b(...)

Only 40 per cent of emigrants expect to return to Ireland at some stage and just 21 per cent of those who had emigrated expect to return within three years, a survey has found.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Only 40 per cent of the present generation of Irish emigrants intend to return to Ireland, according to new research. The feelings of ne(...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)

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