Megan Greene

Megan Greene

Megan Greene: Theresa May and her Brexit balancing act

Megan Greene: Theresa May and her Brexit balancing act

In a potentially difficult election year in several EU countries, European leaders are incentivised to play hardball against Britain

Megan Greene: Moves Trump can make quickly are likely to be recessionary

Megan Greene: Moves Trump can make quickly are likely to be recessionary

But fiscal stimulus measures will take time to get through Congress

Hard Brexit doesn’t bode well for Britain

Hard Brexit doesn’t bode well for Britain

Losing access to the single market, including the free movement of goods, services and capital, will deter investment in the country

Expansionary budget is a foolhardy move

Expansionary budget is a foolhardy move

With global risks abounding, the government should save for a rainy day

A Grexit avoided – for now

A Grexit avoided – for now

Greece’s third bailout seems doomed to failure

Casting votes, rolling dice

Casting votes, rolling dice

We can only speculate about what today’s vote will bring, but it looks like a Yes victory would be the least worst option

Any deal will be old wine in a new bottle

Any deal will be old wine in a new bottle

A solution will be found for Greece, but it mightn’t be the radical deal Alexis Tsipras is hoping for

The curse of overabundance

The curse of overabundance

The old adage that you can’t have too much of a good thing does not apply to global macroeconomics, unfortunately. Expect low growth and low inflation

Budget 2015: Megan Greene: Irish people rightly feel they deserve something back after putting their backs to the wheel – but a giveaway budget this year would be reckless

Budget 2015: Megan Greene: Irish people rightly feel they deserve something back after putting their backs to the wheel – but a giveaway budget this year would be reckless

A year ago, the Irish government expected that it would need to find €2 billion worth of tax hikes and spending cuts in 2015.

Budget 2015: The end of austerity?

Budget 2015: The end of austerity?

Next week is budget week across Europe.

Megan Greene: Low growth, high unemployment and public debt may see European leaders get a electoral kicking. But what will this mean for Ireland?

Megan Greene: Low growth, high unemployment and public debt may see European leaders get a electoral kicking. But what will this mean for Ireland?

Ireland voted on Friday, much of Europe is voting today, and by this evening we will know the outcome.

Germany moves? Not so fast!

Germany moves? Not so fast!

The ECB didn't take any action at its governing council meeting last Thursday, but that doesn't mean nothing happened.

Is yet another banking fudge coming our way?

Is yet another banking fudge coming our way?

Banking union is still urgently needed, but don't expect too much from the upcoming European Asset Quality Review and stress test, writes Megan Greene.

Is the troika really gone for good?

Is the troika really gone for good?

Ireland is exiting its bailout today and - if the Irish government and other top European policymakers are to be believed - we should all bust out the champagne and ticker tape in celebration.

Will a Euro 600m easing-off be worth it?

Will a Euro 600m easing-off be worth it?

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan's announcement on October 8 that Ireland would make a smaller fiscal adjustment in 2014 than originally expected was met with cheers from many of my Irish contacts.