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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JIM POWER: Housing remains a black mark on Irish report card

Housing and health have dominated most of the political and media headlines relating to the economy so far in 2018, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Ireland has challenges, but we should laud progress

I am not sure if Ireland is unique in this regard, but our propensity for negativity and backbiting has to be seen to be believed.

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JIM POWER: We should look forward with measured optimism

At the beginning of every year we look ahead at what is possible and rarely factor in unexpected events always out there, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Ireland weathering the storms and moving in right direction

For the small and very open Irish economy, 2017 set a positive backdrop and one that was reflected in a strong Irish growth performance, writes Jim Power

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JIM POWER: Economy continues to defy the doubters and naysayers

As we approach Christmas and the end of another year, it is certainly justifiable to look back on the performance of the Irish economy with a certain degree of satisfaction, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: This time we cannot ignore costs warnings

Advice of expert groups must be heeded as the stakes are very high, says Jim Power

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JIM POWER: Varadkar must make no Brexit concessions as deal looks likely

There was considerable and obviously well informed speculation last weekend about a proposal to align regulation between the North and the Republic as a means of avoiding a hard border between both parts of the island, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Leo Varadkar will have to be at his best as he refocuses on real issues like Brexit

Irish politics has been in a state of flux since the unusual general election of February 2016, writes Jim Power.

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