Under changes introduced in the latest Finance Bill, Revenue now has the power to name and shame those who have failed to discharge an outstanding liability within an agreed time limit.

Defaulters’ list this week will include those who have failed to pay agreed settlement

Comments come amid speculation that its sister franchise in UK plans to revamp format

  Rio de Janeiro state’s consumer protection agency, PROCON, inspecting meat products in the cold storage room at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Getty Images

Farmers’ association reacts to news of fresh US embargo against South American state

Despite its small size and dull image, Frankfurt is favoured because it is the financial capital of Europe’s biggest economy and also home to the European Central Bank. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Toyko-based firm had shortlisted Irish capital as an option after Britain leaves bloc

Traders on Wall Street: health stocks got a boost on Thursday after Republicans unveiled a Bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector took a breather with oil prices edging up from multi-month lows

Bank of Ireland, one of Iseq’s strongest performers, trades up in Dublin ahead of AIB flotation

The Government is now planning to impose a levy on investors who are sitting on vacant development sites. Photograph: Alan Betson

Revenue official suggested CGT exemption would encourage investors to sit on property

The ESRI predicts prices and rents will increase “for the foreseeable future” . Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Think tank suggests official house construction statistics may be overstating activity

No to Brexit: a remain sign in Northern Ireland. A hard Brexit is expected to result in higher prices in the Republic, as UK multinationals pass on the cost of a weaker pound to consumers.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach to urge talks progress as ESRI says main impact would be on labour market

Despite the risk posed by Brexit, the ESRI’s paper concludes  the UK is likely to remain a member of both the European gas and electricity markets. Photograph: Getty Images

ESRI warns Britain’s intention of remaining in EU energy market is no guarantee

A Mercer survey found Dublin is the second most expensive city in the euro zone  for employees working abroad. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish capital’s relatively high ranking linked to rising property and rental costs

 US stocks extended their losses in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, slipping from record levels, as a sharp drop in oil prices squeezed energy stocks and a rebound in technology shares faded out. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Ryanair buoyed by weaker oil prices while Smurfit Kappa, BoI and PTSB also rise

Tesco said it was  working hard to fix the computer glitch problem. Photograph:    Toby Melville/Reuters

Retailer forced to cancel thousands of online grocery orders in UK due to technology glitch

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: “Brexit is a threat to our living standards and our economic ambition. There can be no complacency.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Transitional arrangements needed to avoid disruption and legal uncertainty at borders

A Moy Park facility. “We do not source products from any of the sites involved in the ongoing investigations in Brazil,” a company spokeswoman said

Poultry producer says none of its products were sourced from implicated Brazilian plants

New Ireland Assurance said  new business levels were 10%  lower than the previous year

Bank of Ireland subsidiary sees annual premium drop 14% to €1.7bn

The employment figure for construction in 2016 was up 15,092 on the 2011 figure, according to the latest census analysis. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Latest summary results suggest 79 districts have jobless rates of 27 per cent or more

Ireland was above average when it came to the price of clothing, which marks a shift from the previous year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

New Eurostat survey suggests prices across range of products were 125% the EU average

The new account, which puts put An Post in direct competition with retail banks, is targeted at the 1.7 million customers who use the post office network each week.

Company’s new Smart account will offer customers debt card with point-of-sale facilities

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Tech stocks enjoyed a rebound on Tuesday.

Sterling also advances against euro as May moves to prop up minority government

Lotus Investment specifically targets developers who are completing “ghost estates” or building new developments in the commuter belt counties outside the main cities, where there is an overspill of demand. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Construction financier says it has already invested €200m in property-related projects

At the end of last year Eir  was forced to pay over €3m to the regulator for performance breaches in 2015 when  storms knocked out phone services across rural parts of the State

Regulator Comreg imposes fine after company fails to hit performance targets for 2016

“Many are paying for speeds they are not actually getting, while six in 10 consumers are leaving themselves in the dark because they have never carried out a broadband speed test at home”

Survey by website Switcher.ie also reveals only 44% happy with internet connectivity

  Jonathan Harding, senior vice president of Qatar Airways Europe,  and Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison with  Qatar Airways cabin crew at the launch of the inaugural Dublin to Doha route at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Airline launches Dublin route as other gulf states impose blockade over alleged terrorist links

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with governor of the Central Bank Philip R Lane. Are they right to dismiss the warnings of impending property bubble? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Expert warnings and market dysfunction are fueling concerns about the property market

Sterling registered its biggest daily fall in seven months against the euro. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Expectations of softer Brexit policy help check slump in pound

Pound coins are seen in front of displayed stock graph in this picture illustration taken June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Predicted sterling crash on foot of hung parliament result fails to materialise

The consumer price index for May shows the average basket of goods and services was 0.2 per cent higher than 12 months ago, down from nearly 1 per cent in April. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Consumer price index for May snaps five-month sequence of accelerating inflation

Since the Brexit referendum last June, sterling’s value against the euro has ranged between 77p and 91p. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Polls are predicting outcomes ranging from majority for Tories to hung parliament

Property bubble: OECD says Irish  authorities should stand ready to tighten prudential regulations if needed. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Paris-based group says Irish authorities should tighten lending rules if needed

Fewer than 120,000 workers are employed in the construction industry here, with most involved in the commercial sector. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Analysis: Jump in supply could overheat economy, Fiscal Advisory Council warns

The Fiscal Advisory Council is the latest think tank to warn about the risks posed to the economy from recent trends in housing. File photograph: PA

Increase in house builds runs significant risk of overheating economy, warns watchdog

Currently at 87p, sterling remains roughly 2%  higher than when the election was called back in April, suggesting markets remain positioned for a big Conservative  win. Photograph: Getty Images

For Irish exporters Thursday’s vote can provide some relief or erode their position

Rating agency also suggest damage to growth from hard Brexit will only be temporary

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The Department of Finance has been at a loss to explain the weaker-than-expected trend in income tax which is at odds with the  growth in employment. Photograph: Alan Betson

Exchequer numbers show gap between actual and targeted receipts narrowing

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Ryanair falls nearly 2% in Dublin on UBS downgrade

Irish consumer sentiment has dipped despite a sequence of generally positive indicators. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Latest barometer detects slight fall but authors suggest consumers remain optimistic

Car finance specialist First Citizen said the capital raise would enable it to develop additional products and expand its footprint in the Irish market.

Car finance specialist announces deal with US hedge fund Magnetar Capital

Number of males signing on fell by 1,500 in May while females decreased by 700. Photograph: Steve Morgan/PA

CSO numbers suggest number of claimants is at lowest level since October 2008

For low cost short haul flights the average cost in Ireland was just €5.66 per 100km, which was one of the cheapest.

Survey by travel agency Kiwi.com assesses cost of airline travel in different countries

Despite an increase in construction, residential property supply remains constrained. Photograph: Alan Betson

Competitiveness council warns of threat to recovery from rising rents and house prices

IMD survey director Arturo Bris

State’s performance linked to strong domestic growth and international invesment

Manchester United fans before the Uefa Europa League Final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Revenue relates to premises English Premier League club still leases in Dublin city centre

 ComReg is likely to lower the maximum fee Eir can charge to connect customers to its fibre broadband infrastructure. Photograph: Maxwells

Open Eir currently charges €270 to connect homes located 50m from its network

The sectors with of the economy with the largest monthly volume decreases were motor trades (-1.7 per cent), and books, newspapers and stationery (-1.2 per cent). Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Latest monthly numbers suggest car sales are acting as a drag on the sector

European stocks fell as turbulence in oil markets undermined risk appetite

In Dublin, Ryanair closes near all-time high amid talk of another share buyback

Isme has called for prudence in the ongoing public-sector pay talks. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Widening pay gap prompts warning about public sector talks from business lobby group

Central Bank’s chief economist Gabriel Fagan will step down in the fourth quarter. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fagan played key role in shaping bank’s macroprudential policy

“For the first time in the history of our conference, we have a delegation coming from the industry in China,” Pat Lardner, chief executive of Irish Funds said. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

Delegation of top Chinese fund managers at Dublin industry event

Businesses moving goods across the Border face a €100 bill as a result of Brexit. John McNamee is pictured at an anti-Brexit protest earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

BDO partner Carol Lynch tells Oireachtas committee of possible compliance headaches

Agri-services group says underlying revenue rose 4.1% to €548m in third quarter

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaks with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Irish Ministers hold two days of discussions with EIB official in Luxembourg

Ireland’s meat industry is uniquely exposed to Brexit, and Dunbia’s considerable presence in the UK provides Waterford-based Dawn with a Brexit buffer as well as cementing its UK supply chain. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Partnership will also see Dawn Meats acquire Dunbia’s two operations in the Republic

Employment in Ireland’s construction sector rose by 8.5 per cent or 11,100. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Largest rate of employment increase seen in the information and communications sector

The European Commission  said efforts to broaden the Irish tax base had been limited, while recent tax measures had been focused on cuts and reliefs.

Ireland now at risk of deviating from its budgetary targets in 2018, says commission

The 3.6GHz spectrum developments follow a competitive auction process overseen by regulator Comreg. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Successful bidders in Comreg auction were Imagine, Vodafone, 3 Ireland, Meteor and Airspan

One of Michael Noonan’s greatest coups was securing a deal on the promissory notes in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

From bailout to fastest-growing state in Europe, with a few controversies along the way

Dalata group: Deputy chief executive in charge of business development and finance Dermot Crowley,  chief executive Pat McCann   and deputy chief executive Stephen McNally. Photograph:  Maxwells

Hotel group also announces acquisition of freehold interest of Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Azon partner Caroline Bruno: firms are gearing up for a war on talent

Study also suggests proximity to airport is key priority for incoming executives

The Reformulation Project report found that  between 2005 and 2012, the salt content of the products analysed had been reduced by 37 per cent while sugar content fell by 14 per cent. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Companies respond to public health concerns by reducing levels of salt, fat and sugar

Accenture and Department of Social Protection launch ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’

Patrick Coveney: said Ireland, in terms of its collective response to Brexit, had done a much better job in thinking through the possible economic consequences than Britain

Greencore boss Patrick Coveney warns of risks if Britain pursues cheap food policy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, with farmer Brian Burgess on his cattle farm in Co Monaghan, near the border with Armagh. Photograph: Julien Behal

French farmers are afraid of cheap food entering EU via Northern Ireland after Brexit

Ryanair’s modest reversal in the context of a sector-wide decline was viewed as positive by traders. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In Dublin, Ryanair falls following bigger-than-expected losses at rival EasyJet

Moody’s maintained Ireland’s sovereign debt rating at an A3 level, noting the improving trend in economic growth and public finances were likely to continue in the medium term. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Ratings agency warns acceleration in house prices needs to be monitored carefully

Containers stacked at Hamburg port: the EU accounted for €5.4bn or 49 per cent of total goods exports in March.  Photograph: Focke Strangmann/EPA

Trade figures boosted by pick-up in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Enterprise Ireland strategy document launch in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Enda Kenny expected to address the leadership issue at a party meeting on Wednesday

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon: “We have to work on the basis that Brexit will create new barriers to Irish trade with the UK.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Client companies record big drop in UK export growth in 2016 as sterling depreciates

Clothing and footwear costs down 4.3 per cent. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Inflationary pressures ‘well contained’ despite rises in air fares and fuel prices

KBC  added nearly 17,000 new Irish customer accounts in the first three months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish subsidiary of Belgian financial group bolstered by net €50m writeback in first quarter

Kerrygold saw record retail sales of €900 million in 2016. (Photograph: Clare Keogh)

Ornua chief executive Kevin Lane warns Ireland’s dairy industry is in for rough ride

Paul Hamill of Citadel Securities: “The strength of the Dublin environment creates competitive forces, where you get good people and growing businesses.” Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

US firm says decision to be based here is part of its global strategy and unrelated to Brexit

The median expectation for house price growth over the next three years has been  put at 15%  nationally

Property professionals pinpoint lack of supply as the main driver of price growth

Face-to-face expenditure fell for the seventh successive month, by 0.7 per cent in April, according to new figures from Visa. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Visa’s latest spending barometer indicates only modest rise in year-on-year spending

Exchequer returns last week indicated the tax take for the first four months of the year was 2.4%, or €344m, behind target. Photograph: Getty Images

Officials in meeting with Revenue amid concern poor tax trend may derail budget plan

In its latest economic outlook Davy  predicts that GDP will grow 5%  in 2017, up from a previous forecast of 3.7%. Photograph: Getty Images

Davy upgrades forecasts on foot of positive indicators and falling unemployment

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: “CAE Parc Aviation has had a very active relationship with Enterprise Ireland’s overseas office network over the years, participating in several international trade events.” Photograph: RollingNews.ie

CAE Parc says posts will be for recruitment consultants to service the needs of airlines

There are wildly varying figures for new house builds. Which one to believe?

Both telcos are competing for Government’s national broadband scheme

Aisling Dodgson of Investec, Pat Byrne, CEO of Cityjet, Philip Shaw of Investec UK and Gabriel D’Arcy, CEO of LacPatrick Dairies at an Investec briefing, Brexit Battleground: Insights from the Frontline, in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor Healy

Investec’s chief UK economist Philip Shaw says two-year timeline is ‘unachievable’

Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane: Mortgage measures will be reviewed each November. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Comments come despite string of indicators pointing to big pick-up in house prices

The Department of Finance has said it is ‘not at the point where we are worried’ about the public finances following disappointing exchequer figures. File photograph: iStock

Exchequer returns confirm downward trend as figures €344m below target

The number classified as unemployed fell by 4,800 to 135,800 in April, equivalent to an annual decrease of 47,300

On current trends unemployment may fall below 6% before the end of this year

New CSO research also reveals dominance of US foreign direct invesment in Ireland

The recent financial crisis saw real weekly earnings drop by 4 per cent from €642 in 2008 to €616 in 2011

New CSO data series provides insight into shifting fortunes of Irish workers

Stuart Harbinson, trade policy adviser and former WTO chief of staff: food safety standards are likely to be an issue in any future US/UK trade deal.

Stuart Harbinson believes UK will forge free trade deal with EU as market worth €600bn

Niall Cody of the Revenue Commissioners: the business tax base is “concentrated and volatile”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Report highlights Ireland’s reliance on a small number of multinational firms

Siobhán Talbot, group managing director of Glanbia:  “Glanbia delivered good revenue growth in the first three months of 2017.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Kilkenny-based food group boosted by recovery in global dairy prices

 Shattered windows on a ghost estate in  Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

About 30,000 ghost-estate homes have entered housing stock in past six years

US president Donald Trump has promised to overhaul the US tax code by slashing corporate taxes from 35 per cent to 15 per cent. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US corporate tax cut could damage or mothball investment, say consultants

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Central Bank governor Philip  Lane at the  new Central Bank Building in Dublin’s docklands. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister says May/June window still gives Government plenty of time to avoid UK poll

Ibec  highlighted the  volatility in the State’s corporation tax take, with reports that just 10 firms paid 50%  of Ireland’s total corporate tax take last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers’ lobby sees impact of US tax reform as bigger threat to business

IFA president Joe Healy: “The importance of agriculture being treated as a priority [in Brexit talks] can’t be overstated. These are real issues, affecting thousands of livelihoods.”Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some question whether president Joe Healy forceful enough to drive association’s agenda

The number of new homes built in the State last year was just 2,076, a fraction of the Government’s 15,000 estimate, according to new figures. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

Freedom of Information figures show new homes falling far short of Government’s 15,000 estimate

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 23.31 points, or 0.11 per cent, in early trade on Friday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Euro edges lower against dollar as investors brace for first round on Sunday

Food and ingredients group blames modest increase in production on lower milk prices

In Dublin, house prices climbed by 8.3 per cent in the year to the end of February.

Latest figures cast further doubt on Government figures for supply of new homes

A trader holds a ten pound sterling notes as a customer pays for goods at Whitechapel Market in east London. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister’s gamble has removed some uncertainties, but added new questions

Comreg to survey handset quality and network coverage to inform consumers

A sign at Sandyford Luas depot last year as drivers continued their strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Wage demands threaten to overwhelm the Government’s budgetary balancing act

Eir wants the cost of providing rural phone services, which it estimates to be about €10 million a year, shared among providers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the largest fines on record levied for breaches on repair times and connections

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