John Moran

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“Saving and investing in SMEs is an investment to save jobs. It should be used to modernise our SMEs and create new well-paid 21st century jobs in our indigenous sector. That is the only way to pull us out of the recession.” File photograph: Getty

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the country are dying and need a €15 billion bailout, the chairman of SME Recovery Ireland has argued. Joh(...)

The Government has accelerated its plan to reopen the State’s economy, which will see many tourism businesses open from the end of June while retail outlets can open from Monday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should consider introducing a zero VAT rate for some businesses, according to KPMG, one of the State’s largest accountancy firms. The c(...)

A closed shop on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Retailers have urged the Government to accelerate the reopening of the economy by allowing all shops to reopen from June 8th, as long as they have pre(...)

Strong differences over the pace of reopening the economy are evident in media coverage this weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

If the Government does not rescue small businesses and stabilise employment, the State will have to bail out the banks once more, former top civil ser(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf has warned that some of the jobs lost in the current crisis will not be recovered

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf has warned that some of the jobs lost in the current crisis will not be recovered. In an interview (...)

 Former IMF  chief Ajai Chopra: he   singled out the lack of leadership from the US, and what he described as unhelpful comments from US leaders

The coronavirus crisis has hit the world economy “much harder and much faster than anything before”, and will have a deeper impact than the 2008 finan(...)

Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

Colbert station in Limerick city where the State is planning a large scale development. Photograph: Liam Burke

Development of a €2 billion scheme with 10,000 homes in Limerick City moved a step closer on Friday after the State-sponsored Land Development Agency (...)

With the average building height in the docklands at approximately six stories, we are much lower-rise than other European capital cities. Photograph: Eric Luke

For investments, 2019 will be the biggest ever year for transactions, with €5 billion traded. This was driven by the fact there were 14 deals greater (...)

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