Megan Greene

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The sterling exchange rate is vital for Irish exporters, for tourism, for cross-border and online shopping and for the the tens of thousands of people and businesses who operate some parts of their lives in the two currencies.

Since the Brexit referendum sterling has declined steadily, losing around 15 per cent in total against the euro – and is now falling again. It is dow(...)

Philip Lane faces a series of challenges as he starts work this week as European Central Bank chief economist. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s Philip Lane started his first day at work on Monday at a crucial moment for the euro zone as signs of economic weakness re(...)

Time to look ahead to 2019, even if you don’t want to. Photograph: Getty

Economic forecasting is a dangerous game at the best of times. But 2019 brings a particularly high level of uncertainty. There is Brexit. The possibil(...)

Italy’s likely government has spooked markets. Photograph: iStock

Volatility returned to Italy’s markets this week, amid concerns over the high-spending policies mooted by a new populist coalition government in the e(...)

News group makes headlines: INM titles displayed at the company’s agm last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On this week’s Inside Business podcast, Colm Keena talks to host Cliff Taylor about the alleged data breach at Independent News & Media (INM) And(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will leave the office with State’s economy in much better shape than when he took over. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

When Michael Noonan took over as Minister for Finance in March 2011, the economy was on the floor, public debt and borrowing were dangerously high and(...)

Former taoiseach and ex-EU ambassador to the United States, John Bruton, with Irish Times finance correspondent Ciarán Hancock

As polls show a tightening in the US presidential race less than a week before polling day, former taoiseach John Bruton has said a Donald Trump pres(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

The Advisory Group will assist the Oireachtas committee in its proposal for the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

UCD economist Colm McCarthy, comptroller and auditor general Seamus McCarthy, and US economist Megan Greene are three of the nine members of the ad-ho(...)

Protesters at the anti-austerity march in Dublin in February organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some Irish politicians seem to be buying the hype that Ireland is Europe’s success story, suggesting that the country ease off on austerity giv(...)

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