Category Archives: Economy

Leading on the recovery path

Writing for eolas, Minister of State Simon Harris outlines how the Government’s economic and budgetary policies are acting as foundation for recovery, growth and job creation. The policies being implemented by this...

Optimism for exporters

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, details its ambitions for the future and the challenges that lie ahead. Having spent 18 years in global financial markets, conducting business in...

Reforming corporation tax

eolas examines the way forward for corporate taxation after the ‘double Irish’ scheme was restricted to existing firms. The knowledge development box will cut the rate for R&D operations. Closing the double...

Competitiveness driving economic success

National Competitiveness Council Chairman Don Thornhill outlines his belief that competitiveness is absolutely vital for economic success. Competiveness, as defined by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), is “the capacity to export goods...

Action Plan for Jobs 2015

The latest Action Plan for Jobs, published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, outlines a renewed commitment to ambitious job creation proposals. eolas reviews the key proposals. The Government launched...

Our fiscal future

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Chief Economist Thomas Conefrey has welcomed the Government’s progress on reducing the deficit but noted that a faster return to surplus would have been possible at the last...

Strong recovery predicted for 2015

The economic recovery is set to make more progress over this year according to the most recent quarterly economic report published by Ibec. eolas reports. Despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the...

Did austerity work?

Nevin Economic Research Institute Director Tom Healy reflects on the budgetary decisions taken since 2008 and considers how a different course could have been charted. A year after the end of the...

Charity regulation

eolas summarises the new system which will go live in October. The countdown is now under way to the formal establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) next month. Its interim members...