Seamus Coffey

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Ireland’s €12.5bn corporation tax windfall is linked to the strong performance of its  multinational sector

The Department of Finance is expecting another surge in corporation tax this year despite a severe global recession arising from coronavirus. In a fo(...)

An estimated 37,000 borrowers face having their loans classed as being in default following extended Covid-19 repayment breaks. Stock photograph: iStock

Banks calculate that two-thirds of those in long-term arrears on their mortgage repayments ultimately risk losing their homes, it has emerged. About(...)

Within two months of first official cases of coronavirus being reported here   unemployment shot to a record 28.2 per cent, one of the biggest jumps seen by any country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish labour market tends to amplify economic shocks. That’s been observed through several recent recessions. The reason is that 70 per cent of t(...)

The Apple logo at its 5th Avenue location in New York. Apple had Irish companies at the heart of its international tax structure but the objective was to defer the payment of US tax rather than avoid Irish or other EU taxes. Photograph: John Taggart/EPA

The General Court of the European Union rejected all lines of reasoning put forward by the Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, in her origin(...)

Economic recovery will  be aided by a possible consumer boom. With restrictions on spending and heightened caution, household savings are rising rapidly. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

The publication of the Programme for Government (PfG) comes at a time of heightened uncertainty. It would have been good if the programme had containe(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) and  Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Numbers can illuminate, or numbers can confuse. The true scale of Covid-19 deaths is contested globally. Equally so in Ireland, where mortality rates (...)

The hospitals and ICUs have, in this crisis, a kind of dark glamour – they radiate a desperate heroism. But nursing homes don’t. The people who live in them and the carers who mind them are glimpsed only in society’s peripheral vision. Photograph: EPA

This crisis is terrible for everybody. But within the big disaster is a very specific tragedy. It is unfolding quietly, mostly out of sight and little(...)

Ireland is  engaged in an extraordinary and  risky economic experiment. We know the initial hit is huge. What we don’t know is the long term impact. Photograph: iStock

Precise economic forecasting has gone out the window in the current crisis. The world economy is off script. What happens next economically all depe(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty speaking at the publication of the party’s general election manifesto in Dublin. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s biggest proposed tax raising measure in its election manifesto involves changing a key rule in relation to taxing some of the big multinat(...)

Former chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Seamus Coffey. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A new chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council will have to be appointed by the next government following the recent decision by UCC economist Se(...)

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