John Fitzgerald

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Prof John Fitzgerald of the ESRI: “Our view is it’s safer to do the €3 billion this year”

The Government risks missing its fiscal targets for next year by opting for a budgetary adjustment of less than €3.1 billion, the Economic and Social (...)

John Dundon, who was jailed for life by the Special Criminal Court on Tuesday for the murder of Shane Geoghegan.
The Dundon legacy

It’s a wet Thursday afternoon and Mattie Collins is standing at the doorway of his home on Clarina Avenue. It’s no more than 30 metres from Hyde Ro(...)

John Dundon is driven under escort from the Special Criminal Court  after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan. Photograph: Eric Luke

John Dundon’s conviction was met with widespread relief across Limerick, where there has not been a murder for 19 months.“They said Shane Geogheghan w(...)

Prof John FitzGerald of the ESRI noted that as education levels are much higher now than in the 1980s and 1990s, the last time unemployment was high, joblessness should fall more quickly when recovery kicks in. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Economic and Social Research Institute has this morning called on the Government to go ahead with the planned €3.1 billion in spending cuts and(...)

From left: Kevin Timoney, Thomas Conefrey and John FitzGerald, authors  of the Economic and Social Research Institute’s medium-term review. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Economic and Social Research Institute is a fine body of people. It produces a great deal of informative studies and analyses on matters that affe(...)

Economist John FitzGerald and Dr Alan Ahearne of National University of Ireland Galway. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A leading economist and one-time advisor to the former minister of finance Brian Lenihan has proposed imposing a tax on tracker mortgages. Dr Alan A(...)

Whyte’s auctioneers in Dublin said its autumn auction of historical collectibles on September 14th would include an original, signed programme for the(...)

John F Kennedy showed grace under fire throughout his time in the White House

Popular culture often provides a good barometer of where reputation stands. John F Kennedy, it seems, is a case of mercury falling.In the recent NBC T(...)

Mark Fielding, chief executive of ISME: ’I feel there has been a dearth of general information on the effects of Sepa’

Irish business is seeped in Sepa problems it seems. Sepa – the new European wide banking system standard – comes into force from early next year, whet(...)

Apple’s plant in Hollyhill, Cork. “An official White House report categorised Ireland as a tax haven in 2009 and last week’s Senate hearings on Apple’s creative accounting embedded the phrase in public discourse. If it takes permanent hold, the consequences could be enormous.” Photograph: Reuters/Michael MacSweeney

I was browsing Forbes, the magazine for billionaires, online about a year ago. There was a piece about Ireland’s status as a tax haven. Apparently thr(...)

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