Kieran Mcquinn

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Prof Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said modelling the impact of a no-deal Brexit was extremely difficult. Photograph: Jenny Barker

Brexit may have inadvertently stopped the Irish economy from overheating, a leading economist has claimed. “In a strange way it has helped cool the e(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled this week that the public finances would act as a shock absorber for the economy in the event of a no-d(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe has said he does not intend to revise Budget 2020 even if the Government is proven wrong in its call on Brexit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Framing a budget requires, at the best of times, a degree of estimation and guesswork by a minister for finance and his minions on the economic and po(...)

The Border town of Muff, Co Donegal. Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said the “worst possible outcome” on Brexit would be to have a contractionary budget under a scenario of a hard Brexit. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Brexit is already having a direct impact on the Republic’s economy as consumers are more cautious about spending than would normally be expected again(...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ chief economist said he expected 21,000 houses to be completed this year, down from an earlier forecast of 22,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vacant development sites should be taxed more aggressively and loopholes being used by landowners closed to cut the cost of building homes and spur su(...)

Dairygold Co-op chief executive Jim Woulfe believes a hard Brexit would add €50 million in costs to its UK cheese exports

It might be a very British exercise, but Brexit seems to be seeping into virtually every area of Irish life. The United Kingdom’s exit from the Europe(...)

Checking out house prices in Dublin. “In Dublin you could see increased demand because of more people moving in to work”

Brexit could hit house prices in most of the Republic but drive up demand for homes in Dublin, experts warned politicians on Wednesday. They also pre(...)

Members of Border Communities Against Brexit unveil a Brexit countdown clock at Jonesborough, on the Border between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit will derail the Government’s plan for tax cuts in the next budget, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has indicated. (...)

Daft recently calculated that the average supply of monthly rental properties is only a third of estimated demand. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

City-centre rents and house prices are increasingly out of reach for those on average wages. As well as causing big problems for those directly affect(...)

CSO figures indicate a need for foreign labour to fuel construction. However, they  would place pressure on the already-stretched housing market as the new workers would need to be housed themselves. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will need an influx of foreign workers to meet the State’s housing targets, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has said. And th(...)

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