Andrew Fanning

Andrew Fanning

Service sector still growing, but Brexit knocks confidence

Service sector still growing, but Brexit knocks confidence

Though the sector continued to grow strongly in March, the pace of growth has slowed in the early months of 2019, while confidence has taken a hit from Brexit uncertainty

March boost lifts tax take ahead of target

March boost lifts tax take ahead of target

As spending was slightly less than expected, this meant the Exchequer deficit for the period was just over €400m smaller than projected at €966m

Doherty defends 'no sale, no consent' bill

Doherty defends 'no sale, no consent' bill

Officials from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank expressed concerns about the bill, which aims to restrict the activities of vulture funds, at a meeting of the Oireachtas finance committee

Financial sector's big gender imbalance lingers

Financial sector's big gender imbalance lingers

A Central Bank report, being published on International Women’s Day, shows a 'small improvement' in the proportion of applications from women for key financial posts

Supreme Court dismisses O'Brien appeal on Dáil statements

Supreme Court dismisses O'Brien appeal on Dáil statements

O’Brien was appealing a High Court ruling in a case he had taken against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges

Business surveys signal 'impressive' start to 2019

Business surveys signal 'impressive' start to 2019

Companies in the service sector reported that growth in new orders picked up pace in February, but Brexit worries affected sentiment

Late payments affect income tax take

Late payments affect income tax take

Total tax receipts came to just over €8.1 billion, up 3.7 per cent from a year earlier but 0.6 per cent, or €50m, below targets set by the Department of Finance

Key European Parliament committee backs Lane for ECB post

Key European Parliament committee backs Lane for ECB post

The Central Bank Governor told MEPs the ECB’s current policy was sufficient to respond to a limited adjustment in the economic outlook

Space race: Dublin office market's record 2018

Space race: Dublin office market's record 2018

The city's office blocks are getting bigger to meet demand from multinational companies, with the average size rising to 7,000 square metres from 2,900 a decade ago

Lane closer to seat at ECB top table

Lane closer to seat at ECB top table

If approved, the former Trinity College professor would replace the bank’s current chief economist Peter Praet, who is stepping down at the end of May

'Steady' Christmas for retailers but footfall a worry

'Steady' Christmas for retailers but footfall a worry

Retail Ireland said that while it would take time to wrestle back the significant amounts of money being spent outside the country, Irish retailers were responding by boosting their online presence

Schemes lead 25 per cent rise in house completions

Schemes lead 25 per cent rise in house completions

The 18,000 figure for new homes completed in 2018 is still well below the 35,000 a year economists believe is needed to meet demand

Climate change will cost households, warns Central Bank chief

Climate change will cost households, warns Central Bank chief

Central Bank Governor Philip Lane has warned that delaying action to tackle climate change could pose a threat to the Irish economy and the stability of the financial system

January service sector growth weakest since 2013

January service sector growth weakest since 2013

While the pace of expansion is still strong, the figures signal a slower start to the year for the Irish economy

May wants new Brexit talks after MPs' backstop vote

May wants new Brexit talks after MPs' backstop vote

MPs backed an amendment to the withdrawal plan from Conservative backbench MP Sir Graham Brady, which called for 'alternative arrangements' to the backstop