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The ECB letters

Posted on by Sean Whelan

by Sean Whelan Economics Correspondent The ECB is today examining the release for publication of four letters between Jean Claude Trichet and Brian Lenihan.  The letters are from the period October – November 2010, a particularly fraught time for the … Continue reading

Tony O’Reilly – the Real Deal

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy For decades Tony O’Reilly was Ireland’s richest man. He was eulogised as the ultimate Renaissance man: a sporting hero, marketing tycoon and philanthropist. But in June this year, his run of good fortune came to … Continue reading

Web Summit – it’s back!

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent If technology isn’t your thing then you should probably head off on holiday for the next few days. Because Web Summit is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Which means that over the … Continue reading

The wider damage caused by the exploding rocket

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent Some are calling it a disaster. That’s a pretty strong word to use when talking about an exploding rocket, which thankfully didn’t injure or kill anyone. But make no mistake about it. … Continue reading

Is Irish science funding under resourced and overly commercial?

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent €245 million is a big figure, by any measure. That’s how much is to be invested in five new “world class” research centres here over the next six years. The centres span a … Continue reading

Why do the multinationals come here?

Posted on by Sean Whelan

by Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent New research by the ESRI for the Department of Finance looks at the impact of tax policy in the decision of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) to locate overseas. The standout finding is that if Ireland had … Continue reading

Ireland’s banking crisis – forgotten but not gone

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor Many would have imagined that by the end of 2014 the difficulties of Irish banks would, after six tortuous years, have concluded. However the strong possibility that one Irish bank may need further money illustrates … Continue reading

Deficit still dictating Budget arithmetic

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Next year the Government will spend a shade over €70bn. It will have an income of €65bn. So it has to borrow another €5bn to plug the gap. Indeed the Government is borrowing more than … Continue reading

Better-off are big beneficiaries in Budget 2015

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy Business Editor It was supposed to be a Budget targeted at low and income middle earners – the reality was the higher earners will be better off too.

Budget 2015 to mark the end of adjustments

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent The most important thing about this Budget is that it marks the end of the adjustments – a  year earlier than planned. The White Paper published on Friday night shows that the Government can easily … Continue reading

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