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Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst
The Central Bank’s mortgage rules are pivotal to the story of residential property in 2017, writes economist Ronan Lyons.
Column: House prices are rising again, so should we be concerned about a bubble?
With property prices increasing in some parts of the country – and notably in Dublin – Ronan Lyons discusses whether we’re looking at a housing boom or a housing bubble.
Column: Want to value your house for the property tax? Here’s a guide.
There is confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, writes Ronan Lyons – so here’s a handy informal guide.
Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
It’s time to take a stand and show anyone subjected to domestic abuse that they’re not alone.
Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters
Fears over ceding our sovereignty are misplaced – people do it all the time, writes Ronan Lyons. Here’s what we should be focusing on instead.
Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101
The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.
Column: Ireland’s addicted to property – and Noonan is risking another bubble
The Government is keeping us hooked on house buying exactly when it should be weaning us off, writes Ronan Lyons.
Column: Here’s why the VAT increase won’t send people flocking North
The VAT increase won’t lead to a repeat of 2008′s queues at the Border – but that doesn’t make it a good idea, writes Ronan Lyons.
Column: Rent supplement is supporting squalor – and keeping prices high
Through rent supplement the Government pays for an enormous amount of housing, writes Ronan Lyons. So why isn’t it using that to our advantage?
Column: A crash course in the economics of flooding
Economist Ronan Lyons looks at how floods affect our thinking – and wonders if we know enough about the risks.
Column: ‘Won’t somebody think of the children?’ Ireland in the 2050s
Worrying about the debt burden on our grandchildren has become a national pastime – but should we be panicking? Economist Ronan Lyons explains.
# Mortgage Debt
10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears
Economist Ronan Lyons sifts through the myths and figures being thrown about in the debate about whether there should be mortgage debt forgiveness.
Column: Should we let Michael O’Leary run our income tax system?
The Ryanair boss recently proposed a completely new tax system, but would it work? Economist Ronan Lyons finds out…
Column: Here’s the real problem with the world economy
In Ireland and other similar countries, we worry about spending too much. Many people don’t have that luxury, writes economist Ronan Lyons.
Column: What the Friday Firesale tells us about Ireland's property market
Last week’s firesale of distressed properties saw the temporary return of property fever. But when the frenzy passed, economist Ronan Lyons believes the auction left us with some useful new information.
Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door
Economist Ronan Lyons unveils the two questions every voter should ask when the election candidates come calling.
A letter to the class of 2011, Ireland's luckiest generation
Economist Ronan Lyons doles out some valuable advice for this year’s batch of school-leavers, and points out all the reasons they have to be cheerful.
The Irish Bank Sandwich: Time for the EU to face up to reality
While the perception is that European taxpayers are helping to bail out Irish banks, it could be argued that the opposite is true.
Dude, where's my six billion? An economist's perspective on Budget 2011
Was everyone so busy denouncing what happened in the Budget, they forgot to look at what actually happened?
An Open Letter to Olli Rehn
Economist Ronan Lyons sets our new European Overlords straight on a few things.
You wait forever for some good economic news...
.. and then along comes 18 good headlines (and 1,200 jobs) all at once.
Overcoming our shyness
Or how education could be a €4 billion export business.