Seamus Coffey

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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(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has not given itself sufficient breathing space to absorb the potential financial shock of a hard Brexit, the State’s fiscal watchdog has warn(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey: “The Government are ignoring their own advice and projections.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s medium-term projections for the public finances are “not credible”, the State’s fiscal watchdog has said in its latest assessment of (...)

The report notes that if revenues had been diverted into a prudence account in recent years, a larger exchequer deficit would have been recorded as it ‘would not have been masked by surprise corporation tax receipts’. File photograph: Getty

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

Ireland’s corporate tax take has soared over the past few years, helping to pay for a lot of extra government spending. But there are fears that inter(...)

Michael McGrath said in 2014 €4.6 billion was collected which rose to €6.9 billion in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled he will review the sustainability of Ireland’s corporation tax receipts in the face of the “volatil(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Seamus Coffey: said the Government’s “repeated failure” to rein in unplanned spending has left the State exposed to future shocks

A cliff-edge Brexit next March could have a far greater impact on the Republic than previously thought, the Government’s budgetary watchdog has warned(...)

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade following a near record €2.7 billion corporation tax(...)

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