Peter Clinch

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Dublin port. The availability of world-class infrastructure in telecommunications, energy, water and transport is necessary to support sustainable growth.

They say economic forecasters are like cross-eyed javelin throwers – they don’t win many accuracy contests but they keep the crowd’s attention. Rememb(...)

The National Competitiveness Council has recommended replacing the current system of commercial rates and vacant site levies with a site value tax.

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has recommended replacing the current system of commercial rates and vacant site levies with a site value t(...)

Efforts to boost the competitiveness of the economy need to be redoubled at national level or there is a risk of repeating the mistakes of the past an(...)

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for En(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

The Minister for the Environment said the Government was examining ways to make the agriculture sector carbon neutral. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said the Government’s new climate change legislation is “unequivocal” in committing Ireland to all (...)

Peter Clinch: heading up new research programme in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

Economist Peter Clinch is stepping down as University College Dublin’s vice-president for innovation and corporate partnerships to head up a new resea(...)

Professor John Crown: lack of thoughtfulness is the single greatest menace. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Is the lack of evidence-based thinking the greatest problem afflicting the modern world? According to senator and professor John Crown, it’s the singl(...)

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