Peter Clinch

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While the Republic scores well internationally in terms of competitiveness, the National Competitiveness Council warned that “a small number of firms deliver most of Ireland’s productivity performance. Photograph: EPA

The Irish economy remains competitive but threats to economic sustainability are growing, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has warned. In p(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at the launch of the National Broadband Plan with Ministers in tow.

It seemed as though just about everybody was shouting stop at the Government this week, but it vowed to press ahead nonetheless with the National Broa(...)

The head of the National Competitiveness Council, Peter Clinch, said  Irish businesses face costs that are 65 per cent higher than their EU counterparts.

The head of the National Competitiveness Council has warned that rising rents and labour costs combined with the high rate of personal taxation are no(...)

Prof Peter Clinch: says there are a number of hidden threats to cost competitiveness here even with Brexit continuing to loom on the horizon

Banks and lawyers are driving up the costs of businesses, while wages are beginning to rise rapidly, experts warn in a report published on Thursday. (...)

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(...)

A report last Tuesday said Ireland’s booming economy faced a number of competitiveness challenges that could seriously derail future growth. Photograph: iStock

Research prepared for the Department of Finance has found that the Irish economy is likely to overheat in the medium term, with strains likely to star(...)

The National Competitiveness Council is worried about the State’s heavy dependence on the performance of a narrow base of firms. Photograph: Reuters

The latest report from the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) come as a reality check to the succession of bright Irish economic data releases we (...)

The National Competitiveness Council said there is much to be done on the domestic front to improve competitiveness

Ireland’s booming economy faces a number of competitiveness challenges that could seriously derail future growth, according to a new report. The stro(...)

Water charges were ‘the last straw’ for some people after several austerity budgets, UCD report notes.

The Government’s framing of water charges as an economic issue contributed to the failure of the charging regime, according to a new report by UCD aca(...)

The Intel facility at Leixlip, Co Dublin. Just five big players account for 30 per cent of all of the Republic’s exports. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s economy relies too heavily on the fortunes of a few massive players – the galacticos of the tech and pharma sectors which are driving growth(...)

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