We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus
All public servants must help secure our recovery and lay the foundations for lasting growth
A decade ago we lost our economic sovereignty, and our economy plunged into the deepest of crises. The clear lesson learned is that the choices we make as a country have consequences.
Thankfully, we have emerged from that crisis and today the Irish economy is performing strongly. Last week we recorded a modest surplus for last year; the first underlying surplus since 2006.
Increases in public spending in the years before the crisis hit resulted in...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery