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Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

 Kate O’Connell TD, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Amazon Web Service Ireland country manager Mike Beary and Martin Shanahan  at the opening of the AWS new office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The strangely muted reaction this week to the news that Amazon is creating 1,000 new highly-skilled jobs in Dublin is the surest proof yet that the ec(...)

The CSO noted that while increases in productivity growth are associated with improvements in living standards, in Ireland’s case much of the growth was generated by the multinational sector, with limited spillover into the domestic sector

Ireland was the only EU state to experience a fall in labour costs between 2000 and 2016, while at the same time productivity grew at twice the EU ave(...)

 Donald Trump: no other US president has allied himself so closely to the stock market. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Until recently, it was hard to stop Donald Trump boasting about soaring stock prices. “We’re setting a record literally all the time,” he said last mo(...)

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe delivered a speech entitled ‘The new, new economy’.

Economic activity in the Republic in 2016 was almost a third lower than the GDP figure published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Minister for (...)

The “Trump bump” has been real. And despite all the noise and fury of the Trump administration, volatility on the market has been at its lowest  for years. Photograph: Getty Images

The election of Donald Trump as US president was greeted with forecasts of the economic dangers his policies would bring. One year after his inaugurat(...)

Comedian and broadcaster Al Porter described his conduct as “in keeping with my flamboyant and outrageous public persona”.

This bears repeating. No one in this State is entitled to protection from being offended. A Claire Byrne Live survey this year suggested that nearly s(...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, as  Donald Trump delivers a televised statement from the White House.  Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump just cannot stop tweeting about how he is making the stock market great again. Unfortunately, Trump’s understanding about how the market (...)

Bertie Ahern probably still thinks the financial crisis was all down to Lehman Brothers

Some Marxists think that capitalism died 10 years ago this month when a couple of obscure hedge funds blew up, generating few headlines outside the fi(...)

According to Thomas Piketty, if the rate of profit (r) is greater than growth (g), the income of the most advantaged will accelerate faster than average income from work. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Very few equations, especially from the so-called dismal science, have appeared on T-shirts. There was a rare instance, not long ago, when the formula(...)

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