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# Economics

This year
Harvard University professor Claudia Goldin awarded Nobel economics prize for pay gap research
The ‘groundbreaking’ research revealed the main sources to the gender pay gap and provided a historic account of women’s earnings.
Analysis: 'On average, men are much more likely to engage in self-promotion than women'
Dr Emma Howard looks at how gender roles are carved out through education and into the workplace.
Analysis: Weekly shop increases aren't driven solely by higher costs - what about company profits?
Economist Victor Duggan looks at the latest economic figures and asks why super-sized profit margins are not being queried more.
Is Ireland once again a 'Treasure Island' for supermarkets?
In 2013, TDs wondered if there was truth behind the rumour that Tesco called Ireland, ‘Treasure Island’.
Analysis: Corporate profits must also be taken into account when discussing inflation
Cost-of-living: Average year-on-year costs of milk and sliced bread rises by 24% and 13%
Opinion: Are all economists just focused on growth? No - meet the women making a difference
Dr Emma Howard says that the stereotype of economists being male and solely focused on economic growth is not a reflection of reality.
Analysis: Corporate profits must also be taken into account when discussing inflation
Oana Peia and Davide Romelli look at the increases in inflation and asses the impact corporate profits are having on this cycle.
FactFind: Was the 2008 crash caused by building too many houses?
A report by
Shane Raymond
A suggestion Ireland risks building too many homes ignited controversy.
Experts said that too many homes had been built where there was little demand.
“The laws of supply and demand ... were not applying to the housing market" - inquiry chairman.
However, economists said the current demand for homes is far from being met.
Analysis: Is Holly Cairns correct about her generation being worse off than their parents?
Despite black-and-white arguments on Twitter about that question, the reality is much more complicated, writes economist Ciarán Casey.
Last year
Analysis: Are we headed for recession? Does it matter?
Economist Victor Duggan says there’s talk of the ‘R’ word everywhere, but we might just avoid it if the many global storms settle.
Bank of England intervenes for second day running to ease market turmoil
The central bank warned that the sell-off in the UK government bond market poses a ‘material risk to UK financial stability’.
'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.
Joe Biden slams ‘trickle-down economics’ as he prepares for meeting with Liz Truss
The two leaders are set to meet at the United Nations summit in New York City tomorrow.
US economy shrank 0.9% last quarter for its second straight drop
The decline in the gross domestic product – the broadest gauge of the economy – followed a 1.6% annual drop from January through March.
Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.
'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.
Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say
The combined impact of higher prices and greater uncertainty in global trade from the war in Ukraine is likely to weaken Irish growth this year.
All time
January tax revenue down almost €520 million on same month last year
An exchequer surplus was recorded last month, but the government said this will be “entirely reversed” in February.
To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.
Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?
Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.
Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge
Sweden’s response to Covid-19 has differed to most countries.
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.
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'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends
Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.
Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival
Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.
The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?
It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.
Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think
Herd instinct can be explained through behavioural economics, writes Michael Sanders, author of the book Social Butterflies .
Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends
The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.
Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.
Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit
Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.
Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.
We go again! All-Ireland champions Dublin begin league defence with home tie against 2017 finalists
The 2019 Lidl Ladies National League fixtures have been announced.
Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet
Stock exchange-listed Ocado has global ambitions but hasn’t washed up on these shores.
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.
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.
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.'s Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies held its prize giving ceremony this morning.
Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently claimed high taxes were holding back the nation.
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.
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.
Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year
Fewer CEOs are expecting to see revenues and profit growth this year.