Thomas Piketty

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A Ryanair plane on the runway at Dublin airport passes near Aer Lingus planes. DAA staff at Dublin and Cork airports last week received profit share and other bonus payments due for the 2019 financial year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

DAA paid staff last week at Dublin and Cork airports a profit share and other bonuses due for 2019, the State-owned company has confirmed. Barry of Ha(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty

Governments can make “drastic” changes to their economic policies at times of crisis, according to French author and leading economist Thomas Piketty.(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking to Prof Aidan Regan of UCD in 2018. The letter was Prof Regan’s idea. File photograph: Dave Meehan

More than 400 leading academics have signed an open letter calling for the European Council of Ministers to raise finance for the entire euro zone thr(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: maybe he  should chill out a little

High house prices are a global phenomenon. The latest twitch in the property market always produces headlines: it was big news when it was revealed t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Donald Trump attend at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain on  December 4th. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Pool/Reuters

Not just the end of a year but the drawing to a close of the century’s second decade. A period that began with Barack Obama in the White House and end(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

The State’s tourism sector could be in decline, according to the boss of Fáilte Ireland, resulting from the Government’s decision to increase the hospitality VAT rate in last year’s budget

Dublin’s labour marketis now as tight as central London’s, according to a study by the Central Bank and recruitment website Indeed. The research found(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme.

Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme that is, among many things, a monumental trawl (...)

House prices nationally have risen  50%  since the trough of 2013, while rents are up over 80%  since 2010

In 1980, housing accounted for just 7 per cent of household expenditure in the Republic. By 2016, this had increased to 20 per cent, equating to an es(...)

Ireland has largely bucked the trend towards income inequality seen in other countries such as the UK and the US

Household incomes in the Republic have grown rapidly by international standards over the past 30 years, more than doubling since 1987, a study by the(...)

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