Seamus Coffey

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Is Ireland the right place at the right time for phantom investments? The Minister for Business, Heather Humphreys pictured at IDA Ireland’s annual results last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As talks on global corporate tax reform reach a crunch stage, the State’s reputation continues to take heavy hits. One recent report said that the bul(...)

Pro-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Brexit could leave a major hole in the Government’s budget, requiring it to cut spending or raise taxes, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposals to impose a minimum tax on the profits of major multinationals is the biggest threat to Ireland from the OECD’s tax reform process, Irish ta(...)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg leaves the Merrion Hotel after meeting the Oireachtas Communications Committee. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Ireland’s love affair with multinational investment has deepened in recent years. As major investment from long-standing players like Intel and the ph(...)

At the height of the financial crisis in 2009  the State was spending €23bn   more each year than it was taking in by way of taxes and other income

There’s a perception that the €205 billion debt pile that sits on top of the Irish economy was put there by rogue bankers; in other words that it was (...)

David Hall: has helped people in mortgage distress - but his exaggeration is not helping. Photograph: Collins Courts

In the public war of words surrounding European Central Bank-enforced loan sales, one particular boy’s tendency towards crying wolf is starting to bec(...)

The Central Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey, the most accurate indicator of employment trends, suggested that the participation rate among potential workers here rose slightly to 62 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

The percentage of “prime-age” workers employed in the Republic is now higher than at any other time, a testament to the current strength of the labour(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  Party and prime minister at the Sky Loft, Millbank Tower, Westminster. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The notorious criminal Larry Dunne, credited with flooding the streets of Dublin with heroin in the 1970s, famously remarked to gardaí after his convi(...)

Karlin Lillington on the national broadband debate: “To end up where we are, after two decades, is so exasperating, so misguided, so idiotic, so stupidly aligned to the fact that almost no one in government, from any party, has ever taken this issue seriously or viewed it intelligently.”

Thousands of credit union members across the State are being asked to withdraw some of their savings, as caps are being applied to deposit accounts. S(...)

‘Things are growing quite strongly at present and there will be a slowdown in the Irish economy,’ says Séamus Coffey, chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

The Irish economy will inevitably slow down in the medium term but does not appear to be heading for another boom-bust crash, the chairman of the Iris(...)

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