Kieran Mcquinn

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The banks in Ireland have  maintained  the higher rates  here reflect the elevated risk of lending into the Irish market but in reality the premium is there to compensate for loss-making tracker portfolios

The gouging of variable rate mortgage holders by Irish banks may soon be at an end, but there’s a sting in the tail. Since the crash banks here have (...)

ESRI research professor Kieran McQuinn said it was “practically impossible” to estimate sustainable growth with the current set of national accounts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have been urged to adopt a separate set of national accounts to weed out the statistical noise (...)

Rising rents and property prices are a double whammy for younger age groups and there is a real danger this is going to get worse before it starts to get better. Photograph: Frank Miller

Are younger people getting screwed in Ireland? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes as well, though as with most things there are twists an(...)

“When house prices are rising at 12-13 per cent per annum at the same time as earnings are rising at 2-3 per cent, the dangers are pretty clear.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Is history repeating itself? Or is it different this time? The most important part of the title of the new ESRI paper entitled Irish House Prices: Déj(...)

Affordability data suggests that single buyers in particular face a squeeze in Dublin, with mortgage repayments now often taking well over a third of an average disposable income.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The most important part of the title of the new ESRI paper entitled Irish house prices: Deja vu all over again? is the question mark at the end. Pro(...)

The ESRI has upgraded its growth forecasts for the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Economic and Social Research Institute has warned the Government against cutting taxes while the economy is growing so strongly. In a blunt warni(...)

The proposals for deepening economic and monetary union within the euro zone  were discussed by the Cabinet after a briefing from Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Corporation tax harmonisation plans across the euro zone pose a bigger threat to Ireland than the departure of the UK from the European Union, the hea(...)

Income, corporation and excise have all taken in less revenue than expected this year

With the storm clouds of Brexit looming, a new pay deal all but agreed and an unexplained weakness in tax revenue ongoing, the Economic and Social Res(...)

No to Brexit: a remain sign in Northern Ireland. A hard Brexit is expected to result in higher prices in the Republic, as UK multinationals pass on the cost of a weaker pound to consumers.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The Government will have €600 million less for spending and for tax cuts in the event of a hard Brexit, the Economic and Social Research Institute has(...)

Building boom: cranes towering over a construction site on the Dublin quays. Photograph: Alan Betson

The renewed boom in construction will drive the Irish economy to full employment next year, two years earlier than expected, the Economic and Social R(...)

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