Seamus Coffey

Seamus Coffey

Why €13bn Apple tax payment may not be the end of the story

Why €13bn Apple tax payment may not be the end of the story

When the tech giant moved intellectual property to Ireland it benefited from the use of capital allowances to offset tax liability

Seamus Coffey: Budget bounce should not put us off our guard

Seamus Coffey: Budget bounce should not put us off our guard

While we can now talk of deficits in hundreds of millions rather than tens of billions, there are still risks ahead and we can’t afford to fritter away our earnings

Growth forecasts are as reliable as our weather

Growth forecasts are as reliable as our weather

The Irish economy doesn’t do moderation. It is beset with ups and downs, so it is vital we keep resources in reserve

Fintan is wrong on public spending

Fintan is wrong on public spending

The common view that Ireland underspends on public services is just not true

Profesional View: Commission probe unlikely to bear fruit

Profesional View: Commission probe unlikely to bear fruit

The European Commission investigation into Ireland’s multinational tax dealings with Apple looks set to expand.

Should we fear an SME loan meltdown?

Should we fear an SME loan meltdown?

In 2007 Professor Morgan Kelly identified the likely 50 per cent fall in Irish house prices.

We heard the Anglo tapes, now we need the answers

We heard the Anglo tapes, now we need the answers

The Anglo tapes highlight the urgent need for a full inquiry that goes way beyond Anglo and the decision to introduce the bank guarantee, writes Seamus Coffey.

Seeking safe havens in a currency storm

Seeking safe havens in a currency storm

Investors are looking for somewhere secure to put their money while they wait for politics to catch up with the European and US markets