Cliff Taylor

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 OECD research shows that the average net cost of childcare –  counting in child benefit and other State supports – is around 28%  of average earnings, compared to the EU average of 12%

Why is Ireland such an expensive place to live? The annual review from the National Competitiveness Council – published this week – may focus on the c(...)

 A change in road markings marking the Border between the Republic  and Northern Ireland, outside the town of Middletown. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

If there is a no-deal Brexit, the UK immediately leaves the EU trading bloc. This means controls would be needed on goods entering the EU single marke(...)

The ballooning cost of the children’s hospital has placed the Government in a near impossible position of continuing in the face of huge extra cost, retendering or abandoning the project.

When the political cut and thrust over the spiralling children’s hospital cost ends lessons need to be learned. Frustratingly, recent history shows I(...)

Anti-Brexit posters displayed in Newry on the Northern Ireland Border. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The UK government has announced that a special group has been established to look at alternatives to the proposed backstop plan to avoid a hard Irish (...)

The union says it has never asked for 12 per cent and disputes these figures as ‘spin’

The nurses’ strike is about pay and working conditions but it also reflects some of the key economic issues facing this country – such as the cost of (...)

 For the moment, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will not change his spending and tax plans – for this year anyway. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The economic impact from a no-deal Brexit was always going to be greater than that from a more orderly departure of the UK from the EU. The crucial fa(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: the  European Commission president supported the new moves on tax policy in his state of the union speech last September. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission is pressing ahead with developing a plan to end national vetoes in some decisions on tax policy, a move which the Republic is (...)

The tax bill relates to the sale by Elan of its interests in multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri in 2013 to Biogen for $3.25bn and also a share of future royalties

The Revenue Commissioners have issued a tax demand of more than €1.6 billion on major pharmaceutical company, Perrigo, in a move likely to set off a (...)

The scene of the Roscommon eviction which has highlighted the huge debate about the issue of home repossession in Ireland.

The controversy in Roscommon has again highlighted the huge debate around home repossession in Ireland. While some details of the Roscommon case rema(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May visits the UK Border Force Command Centre at Terminal 5 in London Heathrow Airport on Wednesday.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/Reuters

A no-deal Brexit is finally looking a real possibility. And the Government papers published on Wednesday evening start to outline the stark potential (...)

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