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Risks remain despite upturn

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:00

The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.

High-speed broadband key to reviving rural areas

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00

Last weekend, my wife and I spent a few days tootling around Clare and Tipperary.

Stock market jitters set to be eased after hard times

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00

World stock markets have endured a difficult three months. They have been buffeted by a series of destabilising events.

28,500 new homes to be completed next year

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:00

The Central Bank said the true number of home completions will be around 23,500 this year and 28,500 in 2019. But its new research is unlikely to put the controversy over counting new homes to bed any time soon, writes Eamon Quinn.

Ireland’s huge surplus is sure to raise Donald Trump’s ire

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:00

America’s trade deficit widened in February, reaching the largest monthly gap between exports and imports of goods and services in a decade.

Why the Dutch may be the new Brits

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:00

In its search for a new post-Brexit friendly EU neighbour, Ireland could do worse than look to the Netherlands, with both having much in common in a changing EU, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

US will underpin our wealth for years to come

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:00

Is it time to redouble Ireland’s efforts to attract US corporations to invest in the economy? asks Joe Gill.

For Ireland, sky is the limit on long haul flights

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:00

QF9 was the call sign used by the Australian airline Qantas earlier this week for the first non-stop flight between Perth and London.

UK opts to be trapped in ‘Brexit is Brexit’ bubble

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:00

Imagine the UK government has made an emergency announcement, after extensive consultation with employers, employees, students, and civil servants, writes Joe Gill.

Battle lines drawn in the Brexit trade talks

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:00

The UK and EU have been outlining their preliminary positions on the shape of any future post-Brexit trade deal ahead of the EU heads of state summit later this week, writes Oliver Mangan.

Imbalance in economy still a concern

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

Strong support is needed for our domestic base through what looks set to be tricky times — a challenge that could be as great as that of 2011, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

Tariff backlash a big worry for Irish businesses

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

The response of other trade blocs to America’s move will hurt, writes John Whelan.

Kieran Bermingham: Na Piarsaigh give every game ‘best shot’

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00

Kieran Bermingham dismisses any notion that Na Piarsaigh focused on the All-Ireland club final from a long way out. The selector stresses that their St Patrick’s Day clash with Cuala is just the last step in a long journey.

Hockey: Bandon bidding to complete first leg of treble

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00

Opportunity knocks on Sunday as the men’s and women’s Munster Senior Cup finals take place at Garryduff with the potential for new names to claim the trophy.

Impressive growth but no rush to hike interest rates

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:00

Last week’s meeting of the ECB Governing Council saw no changes to its key interest rates.

Brexit will hurt ordinary people most

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:00

A large squadron of chickens is coming home to roost around Brexit.

Brexit is getting ever more tricky for Irish firms

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:00

UK proposals spell added costs for doing business, writes John Whelan

How a bank brought SMEs to the edge

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:00

A scathing report by the UK’s Treasury Committee into the way RBS treated small firms highlights the need for greater competition and tougher regulatory controls, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

Growth amount hinges on Brexit outcome being soft as possible

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:00

There has been a lot of commentary about how the UK economy has held up better than expected since the vote for Brexit in June 2016, writes Oliver Mangan

China in our hands as Irish exports hit heights

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:00

The trade balance is firmly in Ireland’s favour for the first time in decades, writes John Whelan