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JOHN WHELAN: Ireland starts to feel bite of US tax reforms

Companies cool on foreign direct investment calls, writes John Whelan.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Integration plans slowly fitting into place

If Ireland can keep improving its migrant-integration strategies — particularly in the labour market — then the country has real long-term growth potential, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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JOE GILL: Cork is ideal for a global food finance gathering

I would strongly argue that Cork is the best location for a global food conference, says Joe Gill.

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JOE GILL: Sewage and broadband failures blight forgotten rural Ireland

Thankfully, the Environmental Protection Agency has the independence and mandate to point out to us all the many uncomfortable facts about the state of the country.

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OLIVER MANGAN: Euro bloc upturn on track

The eurozone economy has lost a good deal of momentum this year, writes Oliver Mangan

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JOHN DALY: As Brexit ticks closer, firms face future without full facts

As the delicate endgame of Brexit fast approaches, some clear pockets of optimism for Ireland are beginning to shine through an otherwise gloomy picture, writes John Daly.

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JOHN DALY: Extension of tax relief welcomed by film industry

In film-making, planning foresight is an essential element of the painstaking process between conception and production, writes John Daly.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Barrelling towards a brave new world

Experienced executives need to shed many of their old notions as the digital revolution’s profound implications are realised, says Kyran Fitzgerald.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Ireland needs a plan for next recession

Whether one is a nation, an individual, or a corporation, it does not do to enter a tougher environment without the financial wherewithal and without a plan, writes Kyran Fitzgerald 

Sooner or later, a downturn in our economy will come calling. It is the repayment that comes after times of plenty.

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JOHN WHELAN: Ireland leads in fight for manufacturing jobs for now

These are good days for Ireland’s manufacturers as a resurgent economy driven by home-grown and foreign investment provide the biggest turnaround since the financial collapse 10 years ago, writes John Whelan 

Irish manufacturing firms recorded the highest increase in industrial production across all EU countries in the year to August 2018, according to new Eurostat figures.

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OLIVER MANGAN: US rate fears crash party

With a rather good sense of timing, the IMF warned last week in its biannual global financial stability update that risks to the financial system have risen this year.

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JOE GILL: No surprise if airlines collapse as winter sets in

A storm of hurricane proportions is churning towards the European airline industry and the consequential damage should not be underestimated.

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OLIVER MANGAN: Little drama and little joy from today’s budget

One of the main annual events i the political calendar occurs today, when the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, presents his budget for the coming year to the Dáil.

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JOE GILL: Staying together is the best way to keep Europe out of the rough

Last weekend’s Ryder Cup golf tournament was a notable example of the good that can transpire from a Europe that acts as a team and which is unified, writes Joe Gill.

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JOE GILL: The sobering truths for food and drink startups

In 1976, the average supermarket stocked 9,000 unique products; today, that number has ballooned to 40,000, yet the average person gets 80%-85% of their needs in only 150 different supermarket items.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: How prepared are we for the next crisis?

Some 10 years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. On September 29, 2008 the Irish Government announced a blanket guarantee of all the liabilities in the Irish banking system.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Online retail is a big threat to Ireland Inc

The Central Bank’s Philip Lane and fiscal watchdog Seamus Coffey have warned about the many risks facing the economy. They should add online shopping to the list, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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OLIVER MANGAN: Migration from outside EU boost for labour force

The latest set of Irish labour market data published last week by the CSO saw the unemployment rate revised up from 5.1% to 5.9% for the most recent month, July.

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JOHN WHELAN: Exporters hope for US-Canada breakthrough

On Friday the US and Canada resolved enough differences to trigger a statement from US president Donald Trump to Congress that he intends to keep Canada as part of the new North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), setting in motion a 90-day clock for the parties to sign the agreement, writes John Whelan.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Hands-off tax approach threat to future

As asset prices have surged, putting property ownership out of the reach of many, our leaders seem unwilling to tackle key vested interests, says Kyran Fitzgerald.

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JOE GILL: How tech is re-booting traditional tourist trails

Technology and tourism collided for me last weekend and — in the process — provided some insight to how one benefits the other.

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OLIVER MANGAN: Dollar will weaken in time

The US dollar had a weak start to the year, with the euro-dollar rate rising above $1.20 and then reaching $1.25.

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JOE GILL: How to deal with climate change at a micro level

Is it such a stretch to envisage all our houses having mini solar, wind, and rainfall units that complement bigger changes undertaken by companies like the ESB, asks Joe Gill

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OLIVER MANGAN: Doubts Donald Trump’s growth spurt can be sustained

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 4.1% in the second quarter of the year.

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JOE GILL: How we can reach out to attract the new tourists

Tourism is a key pillar of the Irish economy and is enjoying a strong recovery since the global financial crisis, writes Joe Gill

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BRIAN KEEGAN: Studying the tax incentives for going to college

The focus on tax policy over the years has changed. From the 1980s, the favoured sector was property, with tax breaks for purchases, investments, and sales in the form of things like mortgage interest relief, preferential rates of stamp duty, allowances against rental income and capital gains tax exemptions.

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JOE GILL: Good food to boost Irish tourism

The recent passing of Myrtle Allen is an opportunity to stand back and acknowledge what can be achieved in the Irish food industry with some vision, ambition, and hard work.

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OLIVER MANGAN: Slowing house price growth still means huge shortages

A new measurement of housing completions by the CSO shows the level of house-building is much lower than previously envisaged.

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BRIAN KEEGAN: Tax authorities on a football winning streak

The beautiful game has had some ugly tax wrangles, writes Brian Keegan

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JOHN WHELAN: May’s summit will be watched by Irish firms

Whatever the outcome of England’s World Cup campaign, Irish business will be hoping that sterling wins on the currency markets.

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