Peter Clinch

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Traffic congestion is damaging Ireland’s competitiveness, the NCC has said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s competitiveness is under threat from Brexit, trade uncertainty, our high debt levels and the economy’s reliance on a small number of export (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The low-cost airline is expected to report net profit in the region of   €1.42 billion. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monday Results: Ryanair. In a year scarred by a roster fiasco and the subsequent push for greater union recognition, Ryanair nonetheless remains th(...)

The council said Brexit represents the foremost downside economic risk for Ireland with far-reaching implications for Irish competitiveness across a range of policy areas

The Irish economy is at a critical juncture and steps must be taken to improve the country’s competitiveness given the wide number of external threats(...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan:  currently in India meeting with clients

Brexit or no Brexit, the flow of new jobs into Ireland remains constant. IDA Ireland closed out an incredibly successful week, announcing investments(...)

Despite an increase in construction, residential property supply remains constrained. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s housing crisis is having an adverse effect on the entire economy, pushing up wages, threatening inward investment and limiting firms from (...)

National Competitiveness Council chairman Peter Clinch said oil and currency trends provided “a timely warning” about Irish firms’ vulnerability to external shocks.

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union “brings into sharp focus” the need for the Republic to maintain and improve its cost competitiveness, a(...)

The study shows that while Ireland’s productivity performance is strong, the narrow base of sectors driving performance leaves the country vulnerable to shocks

Ireland’s failure to invest sufficiently in infrastructure and its inability to tackle the under-resourcing of the education sector pose risks to the (...)

Many people believe they live further away from potential flood risk areas than is actually the case, a new Irish study has found. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Many people believe they live further away from potential flood risk areas than is actually the case, a new Irish study has found. While conducting i(...)

Childcare costs in Ireland are among the highest in the world and the issue is a “pressing concern” as it may damage our competitiveness, the State’s (...)

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