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# economics - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From Business ETC From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections Policy

From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections

A number of well-known faces have cropped up in the historical data leak.

# economics - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From Business ETC Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland Economics

Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland

The country ranked 17th in a World Bank ‘ease of doing business’ global study.

# economics - Monday 2 October, 2017

TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving

The Foundation for Fiscal Studies held its prize giving ceremony this morning.

From Business ETC Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently claimed high taxes were holding back the nation.

# economics - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From Business ETC Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get Opinion

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get

There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.

# economics - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From Business ETC How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know Policy

How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know

The US company tax rate is to be slashed to 20%, bringing it closer to Ireland’s level.

# economics - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From Business ETC Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year Work

Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year

Fewer CEOs are expecting to see revenues and profit growth this year.

# economics - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

From Business ETC Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks' Policy

Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks'

That’s according to the government’s spending watchdog, which wants a rainy-day fund.

# economics - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From Business ETC The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks Policy

The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks

But many of Westminster’s proposals have already been dismissed as impossible.

# economics - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From Business ETC What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business Policy

What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business

The UK wants out of the customs union – but it faces an uphill battle for the EU to accept its demands.

# economics - Friday 9 June, 2017

From Business ETC A hung UK parliament has sent the pound into a dive Economics

A hung UK parliament has sent the pound into a dive

Analysts say the UK is “stepping further into the unknown”.

# economics - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

From Business ETC The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms Economics

The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms

The latest polls point to Theresa May’s majority being wiped out – but anything could happen yet.

# economics - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From Business ETC There has been a 'staggering' rise in full-time jobs in Ireland over the past year Work

There has been a 'staggering' rise in full-time jobs in Ireland over the past year

But there’s still plenty of scope for the workforce to grow as more people look for employment.

# economics - Saturday 20 May, 2017

From Business ETC Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out Opinion

Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out

The so-called CCCTB plan is said to be good for the EU, but its impact will be felt here.

# economics - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From Business ETC A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit Policy

A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit

The decision means all EU states and regional authorities have to clear any trade deal.

# economics - Monday 15 May, 2017

From Business ETC Upping eurozone exports is 'not an optional extra' for firms as Brexit looms Economics

Upping eurozone exports is 'not an optional extra' for firms as Brexit looms

Enterprise Ireland wants to increase exports to the region by 50% in three years.

# economics - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

# economics - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From Business ETC Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes' Policy

Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes'

In an interview with the Economist, Trump singled out Ireland’s economic policies for praise.

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC 'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless' Startups

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

# economics - Thursday 27 April, 2017

From Business ETC What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know Policy

What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know

The new president is promising the biggest tax cuts in US history.

# economics - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From Business ETC Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed Policy

Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed

But the plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

# economics - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From Business ETC Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it Policy

Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it

Changes to US company taxes have been highlighted as one of the biggest risks to Ireland.

# economics - Monday 3 April, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland's biggest business group is predicting an 'exceptional job surge' this year Economics

Ireland's biggest business group is predicting an 'exceptional job surge' this year

The numbers employed in non-construction jobs have already hit a new peak.

# economics - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From Business ETC A looming construction boom could cause the economy to overheat (again) Building And Property

A looming construction boom could cause the economy to overheat (again)

A new report from the ESRI forecast GDP growth of 3.8% this year.

# economics - Friday 10 March, 2017

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland

But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.

# economics - Thursday 9 March, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland still has 'comfortably' the fastest-growing economy in Europe Economics

Ireland still has 'comfortably' the fastest-growing economy in Europe

However, exports were hurt last year by Brexit-inspired headwinds.

# economics - Monday 30 January, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Ireland is overly dependent on foreign investment for jobs? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is overly dependent on foreign investment for jobs?

Some say the country’s track record with overseas firms is ‘enviable’.

# economics - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped

A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen.

# economics - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From Business ETC Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free-trade deal will soon be trumped Policy

Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free-trade deal will soon be trumped

A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen.

# economics - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Your crash course in... What history can teach us about a return to customs checks with the North

Officials patrolled the Irish border for 70 years.

# economics - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From Business ETC Your crash course in... What history can teach us about a return to customs checks with the North Economics

Your crash course in... What history can teach us about a return to customs checks with the North

Officials patrolled the Irish border for 70 years.

# economics - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From Business ETC Theresa May says Britain is definitely leaving the single market Economics

Theresa May says Britain is definitely leaving the single market

Ireland is heavily dependent on UK trade, particularly in the food and drink sector.

# economics - Monday 16 January, 2017

From Business ETC Irish economic growth to slow as Theresa May signals 'clean break' with EU Economics

Irish economic growth to slow as Theresa May signals 'clean break' with EU

However, Davy corporate brokers said that the country will still have the strongest growth in Europe this year.

# economics - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year

The US president-elect is also promising to go after the pharma industry.

# economics - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From Business ETC Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year Economics

Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year

The US president-elect is also promising to go after the pharma industry.

# economics - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From Business ETC 'Political crap' and 'rat-infested North Korean union shops' - The business year in quotes Economics

'Political crap' and 'rat-infested North Korean union shops' - The business year in quotes

The Anglo trial and ‘fiscal space’ also drew some memorable statements.

# economics - Friday 16 December, 2016

From Business ETC Ireland breaks into the top 10 'most competitive' countries in the world Economics

Ireland breaks into the top 10 'most competitive' countries in the world

A new study found that Ireland ranked ahead of major economies like the UK and France.

# economics - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From Business ETC Budget 2017 provided the greatest gains to those on lowest incomes Policy

Budget 2017 provided the greatest gains to those on lowest incomes

The ESRI said jobless lone parents and unemployed couples had the biggest proportional benefits.

# economics - Friday 9 December, 2016

Six months on from 'leprechaun economics', Ireland's GDP is finally bouncing back Up

Six months on from 'leprechaun economics', Ireland's GDP is finally bouncing back

GDP rose in the third quarter of 2016 after being pushed down for the first half of the year.

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