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Taxing our way to the boardroom refugees

Taxing our way to the boardroom refugees

The more protectionist Trump becomes, the more ready we must be to attract global companies to Ireland

We can’t wash our hands of Britain

We can’t wash our hands of Britain

Despite what the government may say, Ireland has an umbilical link with Britain and we must protect that relationship from Michel Barnier and other EU forces

David McWilliams: The year of the outsider

David McWilliams: The year of the outsider

Why were so many voters prepared to take a risk in 2016 that they weren’t prepared to take in 2009?

Coveney needs courage to let go of ‘market will fix it’ chestnut

Coveney needs courage to let go of ‘market will fix it’ chestnut

We could create our version of a social housing model that has worked brilliantly across Europe

David McWilliams: Italy is gradually going out of business

David McWilliams: Italy is gradually going out of business

It is now very clear that Italy is going to become insolvent

Another battle between insiders and outsiders

Another battle between insiders and outsiders

Italy is a country on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and a populist insurrection in today’s referendum could embolden Le Pen in France

Mortgage rule change is a Pyrrhic victory for first-time buyers

Mortgage rule change is a Pyrrhic victory for first-time buyers

Relaxing deposit rules will push up prices in this latest round of state-sanctioned house price inflation

The public sector strikes are really about housing

The public sector strikes are really about housing

Thanks to the housing crisis, many public servants can no longer afford to live here. Fix that, and the strikes will end

Nama, Kafka and the trial of our public sector

Nama, Kafka and the trial of our public sector

The foundation of the latest industrial unrest lies in housing – and the blame lies squarely at the door of the government

The call is coming from inside the house

The call is coming from inside the house

Forget Brexit – our cost of living is skyrocketing despite sterling’s fall. But the perpetrator is not who you think

Finance Bill: We’re finally keeping it real

Finance Bill: We’re finally keeping it real

The withholding tax on property vehicles is exactly what we need – and will weed out the vulture-fund chancers from the proper investors

If you give people tax breaks to buy homes, you cause house prices to rise

If you give people tax breaks to buy homes, you cause house prices to rise

Would someone please tell our politicians this

David McWilliams: There will be a hard Brexit

David McWilliams: There will be a hard Brexit

An anti-immigrant Britain operating an economic and social policy will look and feel like the 1970s

McWilliams: Ireland must avoid another property bubble

McWilliams: Ireland must avoid another property bubble

Demographics, supply and demand of property and income growth in the economy will determine the speed at which deals will be done

David McWilliams: The rise of the creative classes

David McWilliams: The rise of the creative classes

We are now in the third great era of economic growth, where rewards go to regions that invest in creative industries and the arts