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On Brexit, the rubber hits the road for UK car firms

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00

We must hope that heavyweight observers like Japan raise their voices even more, writes Joe Gill

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Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00


Shares worry focus on US rates

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00

The recent market correction signals a return to greater volatility, writes Oliver Mangan

Brexit will hurt bad but let’s not overstate the costs

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:00

The report from the consultancy group Copenhagen Economics on Brexit commissioned by the Government was the latest in a series: The Institute of International and European Affairs, the Economic and Social Research Institute, the European Commission, and in other reports, Government agencies themselves--have shown the effects that Brexit will have on Ireland.

Pharma lifts the Trump blues for Ireland

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00

The decision of Merck Sharp Dohme, or MSD as it’s better known in these parts, is more than good news for Dublin but also for Ireland, writes Paul Mills.

We should cheer, not fear, rising interest rates

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00

Over the past week, financial markets have entered mainstream media, amid screaming headlines about collapsing share prices and supposedly unprecedented volatility.

Ireland in firing line as Trump talks up US trade

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:00

Trade figures published in recent weeks by the US Department of Commerce deserve wide coverage, because they have effectively signalled flashing red lights for Ireland, writes John Whelan.

Merging USC with PRSI will be a huge challenge

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00

Tax is tax. Does it really matter whether it is in the form of income tax, or USC, or PRSI, asks Brian Keegan

GirlCrew: An Irish-founded social networking app for women

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00

An Irish-founded social networking app for women is targeting global growth, writes Trish Dromey

Procurement model is failing the State

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00

An in-depth analysis says SMEs could gain €6.8bn in extra work and corporate tax revenues could rise €2bn over five years if the State’s tendering process was changed, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

Ireland cannot ignore the warnings of stock markets

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00

The best way to insulate Ireland from any fallout from the potential of more global market turmoil, following this week’s Wall Street sell-off, will be to balance the books and invest in public services, according to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.

The advance factory is a relic but projects are vital

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00

The empty so-called advance factories in IDA industrial areas across Cork and the rest of the State are back in the news.

Some of the old O’Leary swagger returns

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00

Some of Michael O’Leary’s old swagger is back, writes Eamon Quinn.

Story of scorpion and the frog

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00

The banks are a lot like the story of the scorpion that wanted to cross the river, then managed to find a ride on a frog and, contrary to his promise, stung the frog so that they both drowned, writes Paul Mills.

A 10-point Portland plan to develop Cork

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:00

Portland is a symbol of hipster culture... Cork has the ingredients to embrace such thinking, without forgetting to adopt a pragmatic and commercial approach, writes Joe Gill.

Irish boss reaches for the skies

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:00

Embraer — the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer — is not concerned for its future following Airbus’s takeover of its nearest rival Bombardier, according to its Clare-born chief executive John Slattery.

Bombardier’s Belfast staff need better support

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:00

As head of a company that has true pan-European credentials, his views should be heeded, and especially by the aerospace industry in the North, writes Joe Gill.

Jobs growth nears peak

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:00

The latest CSO data on the Irish labour market show continuing strong job growth, with total employment likely to surpass its pre-crash peak later this year.

Data centres are big business

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:00

The UK data centre market is the largest in Europe, but that that will change, once the EU’s new data-protection regulations become law in May, and Ireland is set to take advantage.

British farmers at risk of ploughing lonely furrow

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:00

What on earth must farmers in Britain make of the recent utterances by their Minister for Agriculture, Michael Gove?