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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the 1916 Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony on April 24th, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

On Thursday this Christmas Week, the queues were out the door. They had to put crowd control barriers along the footpath on Bow Street to keep people (...)

Paul Krugman, field-marshal of an American left, wailed of Trump’s voters: “I don’t fully understand this resentment.” Why don’t the poor blame the conservatives? Photograph: Getty Images

I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all (...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016. Donald Trump barnstorms five states Sunday while Hillary Clinton implores her most fervent supporters to get to the polls, in a frenetic final 48-hour dash to the US presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Not many people – this columnist included – believed Donald Trump’s assertion that stocks would “go great” if he was elected president. But go great (...)

A dealer at the KEB Hana Bank in Seoul, South Korea. Financial markets hate uncertainty, and the prospect of a Trump presidency brings plenty of that. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

First Brexit. Then this. Lighting has just struck twice for the Irish economy. The Trump victory means a whole new set of uncertainties and risks for(...)

Nobel prize-winning economist and columnist Paul Krugman has warned that the world is “very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sig(...)

Michael Noonan and his Spanish counterpart, Luis de Guindos, on Monday at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

The Minister for Finance has called for an overhaul of the EU’s fiscal rules, claiming the system was overly complex and applied inconsistently in fav(...)

US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

Economist Ronan Lyons: the current supply shortage was primarily a function of high construction costs

Plans to help first-time buyers in the budget are likely to increase house prices without making it easier for those struggling to get on the property(...)

MEP Brian Hayes:  said speculation that Ireland faces an increase in its EU budget contribution next year is discredited. Photograph: Eamon Ward

An increased contribution by Ireland to the EU budget, due to the surge in 2015 gross domestic product figures, is “highly unlikely” according to Fine(...)

“Leprechaun Economics Earn Ireland Ridicule” was just one headline in response to the Central Statistics Office’s upward revision  of Ireland’s gross domestic product growth for 2015 to a staggering 26 per cent

A Department of Finance official didn’t add any comment or subject line as he sent colleagues an email at 2.34pm on July 13th. He didn’t need to. Th(...)

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