Members of the Bundestag finance committee, visiting Ireland until Wednesday, have suggested that naming the investors who benefited from EU-IMF bailouts in Ireland and elsewhere would boost the chances of further European debt relief. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ireland can expect no further debt relief from its EU partners unless it shows readiness to reform its corporate tax system, German finance politic(...)

John Fitzgerald of the ESRI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An acceleration in employment growth is likely to see the creation of about 50,000 new jobs this year, the Economic and Social Research Institu(...)

John Fitzgerald of the ESRI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish economy is like a dog barking and wagging its tail at the same time. The question is which end to believe. The tail-wagging bit(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald at the ESRI’s quarterly economic commentary. He said house-building rates in the economy were now lower than at any time in the last three decades. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland’s economy will expand by 3.5 per cent this year, its fastest rate of growth in seven years, on the back of a resurgence in domestic demand (...)

 David Duffy, senior research officer, making the quarterly economic commentary at the ESRI  yesterday.  Photograph: cyril byrne/The Irish Times

Domestic demand is likely to contribute to Irish economic growth this year for the first time since 2007, marking a major turning point in the State’s(...)

 “Irish people have an upward bias in their responses [and] so always profess higher satisfaction and well-being than other nations. Whether this reflects the reality is another issue,” says  Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI.  Photograph: Davd Sleator

It has been one of the paradoxes of the economic collapse that Irish people continue to report high levels of life satisfaction at odds with the narra(...)

International Monetary Fund  division chief Benedict Clements told the National Healthcare Conference in Dublin that Irish healthcare workers were “relatively well-paid” compared with other countries. Photograph: Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland

PAUL CULLENHealth Correspondent High pay among Irish healthcare workers is largely responsible for the State’s rapidly rising h(...)

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