Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs: suggested the €13 billion in back taxes which Apple has been ordered to pay Ireland by the European Commisison belonged in the US. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The UN special adviser was in Ireland to receive the UCD Ulysses medal

Weighted results: A survey of shift workers found that slightly more than half were overweight. In the manufacturing sector, 64% said they were overweight. Photograph: PA

Study finds Irish shift workers are more likely to be overweight and less healthy

The CSO’s newly revamped Residential Property Price Index is the State’s most definitive property price measure to date.

Revised index based on stamp duty and multiple datasets takes account of cash deals

The figures collated by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the highest annual house price growth was recorded in Dublin City and Fingal, with prices in both increasing by 5.9 per cent. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Latest Residential Property Price Index shows annual rate of inflation at 7.2%

Providence Resources chief executive Tony O’Reilly jnr: “This is a very positive result for Providence.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Exploration firm ordered to pay £1.1 million in legal costs following London court ruling

Fexco said consumers were cashing in on a weaker sterling, with the company recording an uptick in personal customers sending money to the UK. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

‘Import splurge’ most noticeable in transport sector, according to Fexco analysis

Dublin Port: Chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly said that if if current growth levels   continue into the future, the company’s volumes will double over the 12 years to 2025. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Record year at port company as 10% spike in demand for vehicles indicates recovery

In the first six months of this year Government revenue increased 3.4% t to €34.5bn when compared with the same period last year

CSO figures show Government ran a deficit of €1.27bn in first half of 2016

The OECD report shows Ireland’s labour participation rate rose to 70.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year. Photograph: Alan Betson

State’s employment rate rose to 64.6 per cent in second quarter, figures show

 Hume Brophy’s chief executive  said Dublin was more likely to attract funds industry business, while Frankfurt (pictured) was primed to pick up the bigger institutional players. Photograph: Getty Images

State’s largest communications consultancy also tees up acquisition in Berlin

The New York Stock Exchange earlier on Tuesday: the S&P and the Nasdaq were on track for their best day this month. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ryanair drives Irish index higher despite issuing profit warning on sterling slide

The value of goods exports for the eight months to the end of August was €76bn,  an increase of €3.3bn (up 5%) when compared with the equivalent period last year

Latest CSO trade numbers suggest value of exports rose 16% to €10.3bn in August

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: budget was “not the last word on Brexit by any manner of means”.

Existing and previously flagged measures repackaged as strategy for UK exit from EU

The weakness in sterling is expected to impact on consumer prices in Ireland, with a stronger euro driving British imports lower in price terms

Reductions in cost of household furnishings and transport drive prices lower

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mining company is benefiting from lower production costs and higher market prices

One feature of the Government’s Brexit strategy is the retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector to help attract UK visitors. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Minister for Finance says the measures are designed to act as economic shock absorbers

“House-buyers will be no better off because of this scheme – prices will just increase to offset the tax rebate”

Estate agency criticises measure to aid those struggling to get on housing ladder

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: announced a revised debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) target of 45 per cent, significantly lower than the 60 per cent required under the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michael Noonan commits to cut national debt to 45% of gross domestic product by 2025

A quarter of of respondents to EY’s survey said Irish banks are falling behind when it comes to providing easy-to-use digital solutions. Photograph: Rich Seymour/ISPC/iStockphoto

Irish consumers still want banks that offer one-to-one advice, EY research finds

The index revealed there was a drop in the level of under-50s who felt good about the amount they can save

Latest monthly saving index sees rise in under-50s expressing willingness to save

The Indeed website recorded a 250% jump in UK searches for jobs in Ireland in the immediate 24 hours after the June vote

Many believe Ireland is poised to take advantage of the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit

The latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index  recorded a faster increase in new orders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Latest Ulster Bank index points to rising purchasing activity and employment

Governor at the Central Bank Philip Lane: “At this point the focus of policymakers has to be on negotiating a new UK-EU settlement that can allow both the UK and EU to prosper over the long run”

Central Bank governor says harder versions of Brexit will result in more revisions to economic growth

“The current change in currency value is structural, not cyclical, and has occurred following fundamental changes to the economic and business environment domestically and in the UK”

Group says economic fallout could far exceed that of previous currency crises

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon (right): “We are delighted to announce an agreement to acquire the CIT aircraft-leasing platform.” Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Transaction will transform Dublin firm into the third-largest aircraft lessor in the world

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan can’t avoid addressing housing in Budget 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 02/09/2016-NEWS- Paschal Donohoe TD Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform with  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD photographed at Government Buildings where they announced that the Cabinet agreed to appeal the €13 bn Apple tax decision. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Next week’s budget will be no giveaway and is likely to leave the public distinctly underwhelmed

Permanent TSB shares jumped 4 per cent to €2.29 after it emerged that Cerberus was selected as preferred bidder for the bank’s remaining £2.5 billion of UK buy-to-let loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investors fret at news ECB may be about to taper quantitative easing programme

The latest exchequer returns for September – the last before Michael Noonan’s budget next week – show tax receipts for the year are currently € 484 million above profile. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimons

But latest figures point to continued weakness in income tax ahead of Budget 2017

Minister for Expenditure Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Mr Noonan had previously signalled that Brexit was likely to cause a 0.5% drag on Irish GDP this year

Officials cite concerns around Brexit, slower US growth and exchange rate movements

The unemployment rate for men stood at 9.25 last month, down from 9.4% the previous month, and 10.6% in September 2015

Latest official figures point to an annual decrease of 24,000 or 1.2 per cent

Irish consumers are having difficulties making sense of an increasingly unclear economic outlook, according to a sentiment survey. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Survey suggests consumers are finding economic outlook difficult to assess

Owen Killian: bonus was withheld “pending the resumption of growth in underlying fully diluted earnings per share”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Boss of global bakery giant struggles to stem slide in investor confidence

A PMI for manufacturing rose to 52.6 from 51.7 in August, in line with earlier estimate, IHS Markit said on Monday. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images

Investec barometer shows sub-index for employment declined for first time in 39 months

Revenue found a high-level of non-compliance in the tax affairs of medical consultants and since 2010 has initiated 763 medical consultant cases, the  Comptroller and Auditor General’s report said. File photograph: Getty Images

Some 30% of consultants found to have underestimated tax liability, finds C&AG

C&AG report highlights level of non-compliance faced by Revenue Commission

Andrew McDowell: said the strength of the Irish recovery had highlighted significant planning and infrastructure bottlenecks.

EU bank says its exposure to Ireland remains below EU average

The IMF has warned that insurance premiums per capita in Ireland are now four times higher than the EU average. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Washington-based organisation highlights need for tough supervision of sector

The number of households in which the only family unit was a couple without children was 370,800

New CSO figures also show 412,600 single-person households in Ireland

According to industry sources, Vodafone was angered by the timing of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s decision to back Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Alan Betson

UK company that has supplied IFA Telecom is competing with Eir for State contract

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office indicate year-on-year retail sales rose 5.2%, reflecting a moderate recovery in the sector

Latest CSO figures indicate retail sales grew 5.2 per cent on an annual basis

 David Golder:  “we are now focussed on commencing the development of our largest field”

Irish oil and gas explorer remains under pressure from weak oil prices

 Tom O’Mahony: “we remain committed to expanding Origin’s footprint”

Agri-services group hit by adverse weather and weak farm income

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir was addressing an Oireachtas Committee in Dublin

Sinead O’Connor   made a settlement with Revenue of €160,304 for the under-declaration of PAYE and PRSI.

Plastic surgeon, retired builder and aircraft painting firm all included on defaulters’ list

OECD’s tax chief Pascal Saint-Amans: said Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate was not under threat from moves to reform the global tax system.

Pascal Saint-Amans claims profits should be aligned to research and development

Economist Ronan Lyons: the current supply shortage was primarily a function of high construction costs

Ronan Lyons says tax relief for those struggle to buy property will only increase prices

Belfast Odyssey: the North’s Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir waxed lyrical about the Republic’s ability to attract foreign investment and said  Northern Ireland faced a challenge in catching up

North’s Minister for Finance heralds work of IDA, EI, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland

Lorcan Sirr from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) said while 12,666 new homes were completed last year the State’s housing stock, as measured by the Central Statistics Office, only increased by 6,282. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

DIT lecturer Lorcan Sirr reveals alarming anomalies in official housing statistics

Federal Reserve chairwoman  Janet Yellen holds a news conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

US Federal Reserve keep rates unchanged after two-day policy meeting

The new index, which will now be the standard monthly indicator of price trends, reveals Ireland’s property crash was more severe than previously estimated with the peak to trough fall put at 54.4 per cent, and not 50.9 per cent.

Analysis: revamped dataset from CSO provides clearest picture of regional price trends

The CSO’s latest monthly figures show that residential property prices across the State rose 6.7 per cent in the year to July

CSO’s figures reveal first-time buyers have been squeezed out of market since 2010

A newsagent in Kinsale, Co Cork where house prices are now rising faster than anywhere else in the State, up 40 per cent in the last 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New CSO figures reveal which areas are doing best and worst in the property market

Over the next three or four years house prices are likely to be on average 3.5 per cent lower than where they would have been without the Central Bank mortgage rules, an ESRI report forecasts

Body predicts a fall in house prices, reduced profits in construction and fewer units completed

David Duffy: significant pace of economic growth experienced by the Irish economy argues for a neutral fiscal stance in the October budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Economic think tank issues warning as Government gears up for budget giveaway

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said he believed eliminating VAT on condoms would not have a significant impact on sexual behaviour. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister says he does not believe abolishing VAT would affect sexual behaviour

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  addresses the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Minister for Finance says removal of charge has broad support among parties

At a salary level of €75,000, taxpayers here are paying rates close to those in France and more than €4,500 more tax than their peers in the UK. Photograph: Tobias Kaltenbach/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Many Irish workers paying more tax than their European peers, institute’s report finds

A worker on €25,000 earns almost 1.4 times the salary of a person on €18,000 but pays 5.6 times the tax, according to the Irish Tax Institute. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Analysis: Tax institute says personal tax code is uncompetitive as it is too progressive

IFA President Joe Healy:  “Access to high-speed broadband is critical for farm families in running their farm businesses.” Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Farmers’ group announces strategic tie-up to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas

“It started with ploughing. It’s grown beyond our expectations. We have no intention of growing the event larger than it is today,” says Anna May McHugh, managing director of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

With 300,000 people, the event in Tullamore is now six times bigger than Electric Picnic

Grid Finance team members Gary Grimes, Andrea Linehan and Derek Butler with Gavin Duffy from ‘Dragons’ Den’.

Start-up matches small business with investors looking to back community projects

  Independent TD Mick Wallace  . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

State agency accuses Wallace of false claim about Project Eagle underbidder

 Tom Shiels, general manager of Fyffes   and David McCann chief executive

Fruit distributor says proceeds will be used to bolster balance sheet

The recall is a costly setback for Samsung, which was counting on Galaxy Note 7 to bolster sales as rivals such as Apple launch new devices. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Samsung gets 92 reports of batteries overheating in US, including 26 reports of burns

 IFA President Joe Healy and IFA Livestock chairman Angus Woods were among livestock farmers attend protest at the Aldi supermarket in Tullamore  .Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

IFA claims retailers and processors are short-changing farmers and misleading consumers

Net exports, the main engine of Ireland’s small, trade-oriented economy, contracted by a 31.4 per cent, one of the biggest quarterly reversals on record.

CSO coins euphemism for last year’s anomaly as new figures show cause for concern

The latest quarterly national accounts, published this morning by the Central Statistics Office, put the economy back on a more normal growth trajectory following recent revisions

Economic growth returns to normal trajectory following controversy over 26% revision

Economist Seamus Coffey says the anomaly in gross domestic product  is likely to impact the upcoming budget arithmetic. Photograph:  David Sleator

Fiscal advisory council members address committee on budgetary oversight

Planning permission figures suggest the number of new builds will continue to lag the Government’s target of 25,000 for some time. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

CSO figures show planning was granted for 3,141 homes in second quarter of 2016

At the end of June, there were 743,700 private residential mortgage accounts for principal dwellings in Ireland with a total value of €100.9 billion. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Latest Central Bank figures show arrears in all categories of maturity are declining

Wal-Mart rose 1.8 per cent to $71.57 after Cowen and Company raised its rating to “outperform” from “market perform”. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Oil up as markets reassess central bank policies while Kingspan takes 3% hit

Most of Ireland’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which the Government is tasked with reducing, comes from agriculture, transport and construction.

Ireland likely to fined up to €610 million by 2020 for missing targets, says analyst

An impression of what AIB will look like when the solar-energy installation has been retrofitted.

Installation expected to reduce bank’s carbon footprint by 115 tonnes annually

The Cosgrave Group is owned and run by brothers Joseph, Michael and Peter Cosgrave. Photograph: David Sleator

Development between Bray and Enniskerry will provide 658 housing units

 European Central Bank president Mario Draghi:  he  said the bank was looking at options to enable it to pursue its bond-buying programme  programme, but maintained the March end-date for the plan, disappointing investors who were looking for more immediate action. Photograph:   Arne Dedert/EPA

Bank of Ireland climbs 4 per cent on strong day for financials in Europe

A field of corn near Strasbourg, France: population growth alone will require global food output to double by 2050. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Jack Bobo says much beer, wine and cheese in Europe is produced with GMOs

Consumer prices have fallen for a second consecutive month on the back of cheaper transport costs. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Latest figures from Central Statistics Office point to annual rate of deflation of 0.1%

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) claims the total package of measures earmarked for Budget 2017 will actually amount to a €2.4 billion adjustment, as opposed to the €1 billion previously stated. Photograph: Reuters.

Fiscal Advisory Council claims package of measures equates to far bigger adjustment

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI sentiment index rose to 102.7 in August, reversing most of the 3.8 decline seen in July. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Survey suggests consumers buoyed by absence of major fallout from UK vote

Eir Business managing director Bill Archer and Dublin Tech Summit organiser Ben English. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Telecoms firm becomes founding partner of event aimed at filling gap left by Web Summit

Black Lives Matter UK protesters on  the runway at London City Airport. Photograph: Jonathan Goldberg/Black Lives Matter UK/PA Wire

Black Lives Matter protest on London runway halts flights for six hours

Movidius co-founders Seán Mitchell and David Moloney and chief financial officer John Bourke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Acquisition represents ‘massive potential’ for emerging technologies, says Intel

Dalata chief executive Pat McCann: “disappointed” with outcome of UK Brexit vote. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hotel group announces further Cork acquisition while recording €18m pretax profit

     PII calculates that house completions for the year will only amount to about 14,000, well below the Government’s target of 25,000. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Study by Property Industry Ireland suggests construction rate failing to meet demand

The “modern” sector, comprising high-tech and pharma companies, showed a monthly increase in production of 13.9%

Latest figures from Central Statistics Office show production on annual basis rose 7.4%

Central Bank governor Philip Lane  said the Government needed to work on alternative ways for measuring the economy because of the recent anomalies in gross domestic product. Photograph: Eric Luke

Philip Lane warns much of current spike in corporation tax revenue may be temporary

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre: it is the largest single asset ever traded in the property market

Report reveals commercial property transactions totalled record €2.1bn in second quarter

Investec’s purchasing managers’ index  rose from 50.2 to 51.7 in August, staying above the 50 line that separates growth from contraction

Euro zone growth in activity sluggish as UK reports sharp post-Brexit rebound while US and China struggle

The CSO says the number on job-activation programmes stands at 60,012 as of July, a decrease of 7,234  from the previous year

Number of claimants has been steadily falling since peak in August 2011

Andrew McDowell: said it was an honour and a privilege to join the EIB’s management committee.

Government says nomination was made following ‘open and competitive process’

Eir chief executive Richard Moat. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company has raised wholesale broadband prices for second time in 14 months.

Recruitment firm CPL’s earnings per share grew 9 per cent to 43.9 cent in the 12 months to the end of June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recruitment firm’s pretax profit rises 22 per cent to €17.4 million

“This report is very clear on the competition concerns in the beef sector, the income pressures that exist for livestock producers and the impact that any weakening of competition would have on their livelihoods,” said IFA president Joe Healy. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

Study by PMCA suggests Goodman deal will damage competition in beef sector

Dundalk-based Digiweb will launch  fibre broadband packages for residential and business customers on Siro’s network

Dundalk company’s broadband services will go live locally and then expand elsewhere

The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in August was 113,600, a decrease of 600 on July

Figures show youth unemployment stands at 17.1%, down from 17.7% a year ago

Eir:  company plans to take regulator ComReg to court to have part of USO designation relating to access at a fixed location overturned. Photograph: Maxwells

Company believes it should not be stuck with cost of uneconomic rural phone lines

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak on Monday as financial stocks rose after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the case for an interest rate hike had strengthened. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Probability of September rate hike at 42% with odds for a December move at 65%

Aidan Gough of InterTradeIreland: “Clearly businesses will need support to manage the ramifications of Brexit”

Research finds post-referendum uncertainty prompts many business to halt investment

Vayu said the drop in gas prices was due strong supplies, decreased demand and falling oil prices. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Vayu report shows 24 per cent of electricity demand supplied through wind in August

Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse monitor rose 2.5 points to 93.7 in August.

Consumer sentiment picks up as businesses remain wary, says Bank of Ireland report

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