Jim Power

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Customers browsed the shelves in Chapters on Dublin’s Parnell Street as the bookshop reopened on Friday. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The bookselling sector contributed €9.6 million to the Exchequer in 2021, a record year for Irish book sales in terms of revenue, according to an esti(...)

Terry Lee-Williams of Arup, director general of SIMI Brian Cooke, president of SIMI Gillian Fanning and economist Jim Power. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Meeting a Government target to have almost a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030 will be “a huge challenge” unless the Government ince(...)

Going into the Cop26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, experts predicted the world was on track to hit a rise in temperature of 2.7 degrees. The pledges made at the event brought that down to anywhere between 1.8 and 2.4 degrees. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Now that pop stars and spacemen have retaken the stage at the Scottish Events Centre in Glasgow – Gary Barlow and Tim Peake both have scheduled gigs (...)

Residential housing in Sandyford. More supply of homes is needed for employment in the area to double, a report has found.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Sandyford Business District (SBD) could double its workforce by 2028 but only if there is “ready availability of housing stock” for the employees of t(...)

“It is now clear that the regulations as currently constituted are effectively locking those on average incomes out of the home-ownership market,” IPAV’s chief economist Jim Power said.

The Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules are “effectively locking those on average incomes out of the home-ownership market,” the Institute of Profes(...)

Before you sign on the dotted line for a fixed-term mortgage, you need to consider what you might be giving up by fixing for so long. File photograph: Getty

Long-term mortgage rates have never really taken off in Ireland, despite their popularity elsewhere. In fact, the only mortgage rate with a term of mo(...)

Stylist Danny Law with customer Amy Smith at the Strand & Lock salon in Birmingham, England, where hairdressers reopened on April 12th. Ireland’s Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation has called for supports for the sector ahead of it reopening in the State. Photograph: Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

The Government is being pressed to provide “significant” financial support for hairdressers, barbers and salon operators when they reopen after more t(...)

Louisa Cameron of Raven Books: ‘I saw the difference that having a 90-second conversation from the garden gate could make to people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Louisa Cameron has become a familiar sight over the pandemic, whizzing through coastal south county Dublin on her bike, its basket stacked high with (...)

Elephant & Castle, Temple Bar, is owned by Press Up

A report on the impact of anti-virus restrictions that was prepared for the Press Up hospitality group claims taxpayers could face an industry compens(...)

Economist Jim Power  said the VAT refund scheme contributes €108 million to the economy, with a large proportion of this spent outside Dublin

The Government has reduced the value threshold for VAT refunds on goods bought in the EU and exported overseas in order to help retailers affected by (...)

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