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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

The feelgood factor from this period of economic growth is not evenly spread. Photograph: Getty

One of the stories of the economic recovery has been that consumer prices have remained almost flat. On average. The qualification is vital. The “bask(...)

Urban sprawl is spreading again, out from the greater Dublin region, raising big questions for housing and planning. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

New figures show an extraordinary surge in house-building in Dublin’s commuter counties. The Mid-East region is expanding – at an extraordinary rate. (...)

Fine Gael would plan to cut income tax if it got back into office after the next general election, Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance said on Wednesday

Fine Gael would plan to cut income tax if it got back into office after the next general election, Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance said on W(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. File photograph

It was always going to be a strange budget, dominated by an event with uncertain consequences which may or may not happen – a no-deal Brexit. Above al(...)

On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

This Week September 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (July). Tuesday Results: Uniphar, Adobe, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone econom(...)

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to the official figures

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

 Minister for Finance   Paschal Donohoe  during a media briefing outlining his Budget 2020 strategy at   Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the UK’s move to Brexit lurching from one crisis to the next, the Government has predictably decided to draw up the Budget for 2020 on the basis (...)

 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announces the Fed’s decision to cut interest rates

Fears are growing that some of Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots and cabin crew could lose their jobs as the airline prepares to cut up to 900 posts in com(...)

 A currency exchange board in London on  July 30th, 2019. The pound has slumped against the dollar and euro. Photograph: Will Oliver

The stark difference in the economic outlook for next year with or without a no-deal Brexit is clear from the latest quarterly from the Central Bank. (...)

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