Block R, Spencer Dock, comprises a total area of 128,229sq ft

The Central Bank of Ireland will be hoping to capitalise on the as yet undimmed appetite amongst international investors for opportunities in Dublin’s(...)

The NTMA has already raised  more than €23 billion of debt this year

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has outlined plans for a further bond auction on Thursday. The State’s debt agency said it planning to(...)

Some €230 million was put into prize bonds in the first half of the year, compared with €120 million in 2019.

Savers sought out the security and potential returns offered by prize bonds as the Covid-19 pandemic hit, with new figures indicating that almost twic(...)

Dublin city centre in lockdown: “Each time there is a lockdown, fewer jobs will return after the reopening and fewer businesses will make it back. The floor level of unemployment will rise.” Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The gap between the people whose income and jobs are being hit by the pandemic and those largely unaffected risks being turned into a chasm by the new(...)

The concern now is that as more businesses run into financial trouble, even with Government supports, many will not make it through.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Large parts of the economy are in lockdown again. How do we assess the economic costs of this? Data, outlined below, shows how many people never retur(...)

Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion. Image: iStock

Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion, according to the latest forecasts in the budget, following two (...)

The NTMA earlier this year set a funding target of €20 billion to €24 billion to help deal with the cost to the exchequer of the coronavirus pandemic

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has sold €750 million in treasury bills at auction. Total bids received in the auction amounted to €1.(...)

The resilience of the tax base has kept the Government’s expected budget deficit for 2020 much lower, relatively speaking, than elsewhere. It’s expected to be  some €21bn. A few months ago we were predicting a €30bn hole in the public finances. Photograph: Getty Images

According to Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ireland’s national debt was €204 billion or 57 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of la(...)

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(...)

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Government generated a budgetary surplus and saw debt as a percentage of income fall to its lowest level in (...)

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