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Jim Power  noted there was now an array of risks to the Irish economic outlook including Brexit; the policies of US president-elect Donald Trump.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank’s relaxation of mortgage lending rules and the Government’s planned intervention to assist first-time buyers are “not prudent” and wi(...)

Economist Jim Power said the economy was recovering, but there was still a level of fragility.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Unions are “very cynically exploiting a very weak political situation to their own advantage”, economist Jim Power has said. Speaking at a Renua conf(...)

Members take a trolley of food back into the Merrion Hotel after the launch in Dublin in 2009 of the Love Irish Food organisation, established to promote Irish food and drink brands to consumers. Photograph: Frank Miller

Much has been written about the impact on Irish exporters into the British market of the Brexit decision, which induced a dramatic and rapid fall in t(...)

Digiweb founder Colm Piercey: said there were “definitely no talks”.

The Sunday Times reports that Digiweb has hired IBI Corporate Finance to review its strategic options, including a possible sale of the telecoms comp(...)

Seminars at ISME’s autumn briefing sessions will discuss topics such as paternity leave, spent convictions and other new areas of employment law. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) is set to hold a number of briefing sessions this autumn, with the aim of helping small and (...)

Friends First chief economist Jim Power: believes it is hard to see any “real” benefits for the Republic from the UK’s vote to leave the EU, aside from a potential uplift in foreign direct investment.  Photograph: Eric Luke

There are “tentative” signs that economic growth is easing as a result of Brexit uncertainty and related currency movements, according to a new analys(...)

The report commissioned by the Restaurants Association of Ireland found an increase of 31,000 in direct employment in the accommodation and food services sectors

More than 45,000 new jobs have been created since the reduced VAT rate of 9 per cent was introduced in July 2011, according to the Restaurants Associa(...)

According to economist Jim Power, “despite the still-positive economic outlook, growth in car sales could be low or maybe even flat in 2017”.

Despite strong topline figures for the year to date, the recovery in new car sales seems to have been shortlived. New car sales have increased again(...)

Minister for the Environment Simon Coveney at the launch of the Government’s new Housing Action Plan on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Economist Colm McCarthy has said Government assistance for first-time buyers will not address the issue of a shortage of housing and will only serve t(...)

Waterford’s Patrick Curran fires past Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly to score the opening goal of the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One largely unremarked aspect of Clare’s thrilling league final win over Waterford in Thurles is that 11 players became the first in the county’s hist(...)

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