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# Economics

This month
July 2024
UL professor and The Currency writer Stephen Kinsella set to become economics adviser to Taoiseach
This year
Housing: If we don't ruffle the feathers of existing homeowners, we care less than we pretend
Ciarán Casey
The Irish economy is set to grow this year and next as rate of inflation decreases
That’s according to the ESRI quarterly economic commentary report published today.
Last year
Explainer: What we learned about the Irish gender pay gap this week
Harvard University professor Claudia Goldin awarded Nobel economics prize for pay gap research
Analysis: 'On average, men are much more likely to engage in self-promotion than women'
Dr Emma Howard
Analysis: Weekly shop increases aren't driven solely by higher costs - what about company profits?
Victor Duggan
Is Ireland once again a 'Treasure Island' for supermarkets?
Opinion: Are all economists just focused on growth? No - meet the women making a difference
Dr Emma Howard
Analysis: Corporate profits must also be taken into account when discussing inflation
Oana Peia and Davide Romelli
FactFind: Was the 2008 crash caused by building too many houses?
Analysis: Is Holly Cairns correct about her generation being worse off than their parents?
Ciarán Casey
All time
Analysis: Are we headed for recession? Does it matter?
Victor Duggan
Bank of England intervenes for second day running to ease market turmoil
'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
Joe Biden slams ‘trickle-down economics’ as he prepares for meeting with Liz Truss
US economy shrank 0.9% last quarter for its second straight drop
Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say
January tax revenue down almost €520 million on same month last year
To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
Seamus Coffey
Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?
Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
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'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends
Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival
Robert Sweeney
The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?
Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think
Michael Sanders
Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends
Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
Victor Duggan
Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit
Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
Killian Donoghue
We go again! All-Ireland champions Dublin begin league defence with home tie against 2017 finalists
Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections
Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving