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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(...)

The forthcoming Eurostat visit is ‘routine’, according to the CSO. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office said it has held “intensive discussions” with the EU’s statistics agency on the recent sharp revision of Ireland’s econo(...)

The European Central Bank headquarters in  Frankfurt. Photograph: Bernd Kammerer/AP Photo

When the economist Paul Krugman referred to the latest Irish national accounts figures as “Leprechaun economics” he was missing the real story. The n(...)

The European Union’s statistics agency is sending a mission to Dublin  to investigate  Irish economic growth figures  which prompted claims of “leprechaun economics”. File photograph: Getty Images

The European Union’s statistics agency is sending a mission to Dublin next month to investigate the Irish economic growth figures for last year which (...)

So 2008 Nobel laureate Paul Krugman is dismissive of “Leprechaun economics”. So? That was his description of figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

“American greatness was in large part created by government investment or private investment shaped by public support, from the Erie Canal to the transcontinental railroads to the interstate highway system.” Photograph:  David McNew/Getty Images

The United States presidential campaign still has three ugly months to go, but the odds – 83 per cent odds, according to the New York Times model – ar(...)

At the MacGill Summer School, CSO director general Padraig Dalton said:   ‘GDP and GNP, although required internationally, no longer provide a sufficient understanding of the domestic economy.’ Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

A group of experts is being established to provide more accurate data about economic growth in Ireland, the director general of the Central Statistics(...)

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