JIM POWER: Recent growth figures can’t be allowed to fuel unrealistic hopes

The week after Easter has become synonymous in my mind with some teachers behaving badly.

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JIM POWER: Tit-for-tat trade fears and Trump tweets sink tech

What a difference a few months can make and what damage a Twitter-happy finger can do.

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JIM POWER: A year out, and anything is still possible on Brexit

The future trading relationship between the EU and the UK is obviously the most crucial question of all from an Irish perspective. says Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: St Patrick’s Day political exodus shows our worth

’Tis that time of the year when a large segment of the political populous either absconds to Cheltenham or to the four corners of the globe to use the opportunity afforded by our national holiday to market Ireland to a very influential audience.

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JIM POWER: The economy was once at Status Red

Despite some challenges, we’re in better economic shape than the last time a big freeze hit, says Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Ireland right to aim for the stars as Brexit drags

Last week my work took me to the very rural part of the southern regions of the Netherlands, close to the German border.

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JIM POWER: Housing mess set to wipe any Brexit benefit

The recently-published analysis on the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, which was commissioned from Copenhagen Economics by the Government, makes for sober, but not surprising, reading.

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JIM POWER: Trump tax cuts real reason for stock slump

It has been a total and utter rollercoaster ride on equity markets over the past couple of weeks.

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JIM POWER: Tory civil war risks Irish hard border

Since the EU and the UK agreed a fudge that allowed the Brexit negotiations proceed to the second stage in December, there was a growing sense, at least in my mind, that the UK would be forced and probably willing to compromise in order to achieve the softest form of Brexit possible.

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JIM POWER: Donald Trump’s tax cut is the real star at Davos

Given what is happening in his country’s economy and financial markets, Donald Trump will undoubtedly have a greater swagger than usual, writes Jim Power.

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