JIM POWER: Lots of rhetoric but house prices untamed

Some people might not regard spiralling house prices as a negative development on the basis that higher prices could elicit more second-hand supply from people who have been sitting on properties since the crash and have been waiting for a recovery in prices to sell.

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JIM POWER: Scatter-gun approach likely for Budget 2018

We now have a new Taoiseach and a new top team in place in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

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JIM POWER: Not even Britain seems to be clear on its Brexit position

As scheduled, the Brexit negotiation process between the EU and the UK got under way this week, despite the continued political uncertainty following Theresa May’s disastrous election performance and her subsequent less-than-convincing behaviour.

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