The Cranberries perform at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

Ireland showcased as tourism destination on China’s most popular online talk show

Richard Moat, chief of Eir. Comreg is conducting a review of Eir’s regulatory governance model, which could in theory pave the way for greater separation between Eir and its wholesale arm, OpenEir.

State’s largest telco launches legal proceedings amid row remit of regulator

Irish farmland: the Minister highlighted the 1 per cent rate applying to transfers of farmland within families and the abolishing of the age restriction for the transferor as key concessions for farmers

Minister says measures will aid inter-generational transfer of family farms

The Finance Bill  stipulates that commercial property deals in place prior to October 11th will enjoy the old 2 per cent rate of stamp duty.

Finance Bill gives effect to various measures announced on budget day

Donegal Investment Group is in line for a €45 million windfall after settling a long-running dispute over the price of its exit from Monaghan Mushrooms.

Settlement of shareholder oppression action results in higher valuation for 30% stake

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Finance Bill gives details of a new stock option scheme for SMEs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

SME sector employees will only be liable for capital gains tax upon the sale of their shares

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Brewing tracker mortgage controversy anchors banks on Irish market

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil said the Government’s unwillingness to publish reports into Brexit by some of its departments is unhelpful. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Documents deal with likely sectoral impact of Brexit and implications for EU-UK trade

In effect variable rate customers ended up delivering a second bailout to the banks, in addition to €64 billion injected in 2009.

Analysis: State’s foot-dragging response to banking failures explained

Housing Europe report: the paper noted that the number of people on local authority waiting lists in Ireland had doubled between 2008 and 2010, and was currently over 96,000

Study by Housing Europe group says ‘housing exclusion’ exacerbated by crisis

OECD report reveals shifting shares of employment since crash

Fall-off in exports of organic chemicals and pharma products drives exports lower

Construction cranes on Dublin skyline: current forecasts indicate direct property investment will  be less than €2 billion this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Property professionals query planned yield of €376m due to projected transaction levels

A sugar tax introduced in Chicago earlier this year was repealed after just two months. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ibec trade body claims tax demonises certain foods and won’t lower consumption of soft drinks

Ireland’s bad bank unveils plan to redeem final tranche of senior debt later this month

The Central Bank predicts the economy will deliver an additional 90,000 new jobs by the end of next year while unemployment will fall to a 10-year low of 5.6 per cent

Central Bank says economy will converge on full employment by the end of next year

At a press briefing on Tuesday evening, Paschal Donohoe said his department has carefully assessed the level of activity currently under way in the commercial property sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister says he has received assurances from Revenue that changes will deliver tax yield without hindering activity

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe also announced a raft of measures to tackle the housing crisis in the budget

Rise in price of cigarettes and new sugar tax on sweetened drinks the key clawbacks

The cost of living in the Irish capital does not diverge significantly from cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Across several metrics, from housing to taxes, prices did not diverge significantly

 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Ireland needs exemption to assist firms affected by Brexit

High marginal tax rates in particular were highlighted by respondents as having a strong bearing on decisions over whether to set up in Ireland or not. Photograph: Getty Images

Survey respondents cite high marginal rates and lack of staff reward schemes as negatives

Marian Finucane, whose weekend radio shows will now be sponsored by FBD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

New deal with insurance group includes sponsor stings and cross-station promotions

Pre-budget White Paper sets out Government’s tax and spending projections

The ESRI last week warned that the Government may soon need to consider raising personal taxes to counteract the inflationary pressures associated with a major uptick in capital spending

Building federation’s research reveals SMEs have resorted to funding investment from reserves

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Stamp duty rise among measures expected to boost package of spending and tax cuts

The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Dublin index dragged lower by drop in CRH shares

KBC economist Austin Hughes said a number of factors may be driving the monthly rise, including confirmation that the repayment of water charges would be largely completed before end-year. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Upswing comes despite low expectations from budget and worries over Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at the launch of a childcare support campaign. Childcare costs are preventing people from working, an Oireachtas committee said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Committee on Budgetary Oversight says climate change still not part of budget planning

Minister for Employment & Social Protection Regina Doherty:   “Since 2012 the number of jobs in the economy has risen by over 230,000.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

CSO figures suggest number of claimants is at lowest level since September 2008

The ESRI has upgraded its growth forecasts for the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

ESRI says no good reason to further stimulate consumption at time of strong growth

The Oriel Wind Farm scheme, located 22km off the Co Louth coast,    will have the potential to generate up to 330 megawatts (MW), enough to power 250,000 homes. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Oriel Wind group secures investment to develop scheme off Co Louth coast

Investec barometer points to strong pick-up in customer demand and new business

Much of Boate’s role is expected to be taken up with monitoring the lotto’s expansion online. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Carol Boate will take up her new role as the National Lottery’s regulator next week

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says the Government is on course to meet  budgetary targets for the year.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister says public finances on track despite tax projection shortfall

Exchequer returns leave little wriggle room for Paschal Donohoe’s budget.

Figures for nine months to September show tax revenue is still undershooting targets

The ESRI has warned that the economy runs the risk of overheating at this level of unemployment

Latest CSO numbers suggest State’s jobless rate fell to 6.1% in September

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange   in New York . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ryanair shares rise after collapse in rival airline Monarch

Hard Brexit: trade barriers could cost the UK car industry   £7.9 billion. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Car industry set to be worst hit of four key manufacturing sectors

BT Ireland will provide Sky Ireland with service to facilitate rollout of broadband

In its report, Merrion warned there was now a shortage of every type of housing and that the crisis was likely to get worse unless urgent action was taken. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Merrion Stockbrokers says radical action needed to address current housing crisis

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: the company said the recall was a “purely precautionary measure, as no finished products have been found to have listeria present and no confirmed illnesses have been reported”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish sandwich giant recalls products after routine FDA inspection at Rhode Island plant

Broadband blues: After five years of dithering, we find ourselves on the brink of giving the market incumbent a subsidy to connect rural Ireland to high-speed broadband, a solution that might have been arrived at some time ago.

Departure of ESB subsidiary clears way for Eir to solidify its telecommunications monopoly

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record levels on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

VW shares sink further, while fuel retailer Applegreen’s shares fall 2.3 per cent to €6.05

The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report also highlighted the fragility of the State’s corporate tax base, with 37 per cent of receipts coming from just 10 firms. Photograph: Getty Images

C&AG report reveals significant variations in average tax rate paid by top 100 companies

Dunbia chief executive Jim Dobson (left) and Dawn boss Niall Browne will run new UK venture from Dunbia’s Dungannon headquarters.

Deal sees Waterford-based Dawn overtake rival ABP as State’s largest beef processor

The jump in Irish lotto sales also saw PLI’s operating profit rise by 121 per cent to €16.4 million last year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Stronger performance allows Irish franchise to generate €213 million for good causes

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

National Lottery head Dermot Griffin on gambling, privatisation and an Uber-like assault on his business

CSO figures show the volume of retail sales grew by 4.7 per cent in the 12 months to August, but when car  sales are excluded, the annual increase was 6.7 per cent.  Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Isme calls for support for sector amid rise in cross-border shopping and used car imports

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said “only €350 million remains to be allocated to specific measures” in the budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Available fiscal space unlikely to change, Minister for Finance says

Siro’s decision to exit the broadband race comes just five months after the Government controversially removed 300,000 homes from its original plan and placed them back into Eir’s commercial rollout plan.

Eir and Enet the only two left in procurement race

Economist Ronan Lyons estimates that Ireland has about 500,000 less apartments than it should have for the size of its population.

‘Huge shortage’ in supply of apartments behind current crisis, says Ronan Lyons

Former secretary general of the European Commission Catherine Day (left) at the opening of the 40th Dublin Economic Workshop in Wexford Friday with Rory Montgomery, second secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs and director of the European Union division, with particular responsibility for the EU-UK negotiations, and economics blogger Frances Coppola. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Fianna Fáil TD says Ireland is facing unprecedented economic challanges

The European Commission suggested that EU plans to harmonise tax rules across the bloc could be used to incorporate new rules on digital taxation. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Commission paper set outs roadmap for reforming how digital firms should be taxed

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

Global stocks tread water even after tension-raising speech by US president

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe flanked by  PwC head of tax Joe Tynan and Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at The Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

State’s tax system must support work and innovation, says Minister for Finance

Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien: Ireland has missed out on an additional €7 billion in fiscal space by failing to apply the EU’s fiscal rules. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien claims EU fiscal rules not being applied correctly to Ireland

PwC tax partner Liam Diamond

Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit hears of major challenge to Ireland’s competitive offering

The RIAI called for the adoption of more streamlined system to regulate and process housing planning applications. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Architects’ body says it can take three years for new houses to come on stream

An office building containing the London HQ  of Bell Pottinger: the disgraced firm is now fighting for survival amid a mass exodus of clients and staff. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Irish bank says it is preparing a tender process for its UK PR business

Laya said it would reimburse between 50 and 75 per cent of the initial fees across many of the schemes in the new clinics. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Healthcare groups announce tie-up for network of walk-in clinics for minor injuries

Eir said: “Providing best in class technologies such as fibre to the home carries significantly higher costs in rural locations than in urban and suburban locations.” Photo Karl Hussey/ Fennell Photography

Companies, including Vodafone and BT, are unhappy with Eir’s connection charges

Anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit, set up a mock customs search during a protest against Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, at the border town of Carrickcarnon in October 2016. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Latest national account data reveals significant pick-up in cross-Border shopping

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform: GDP increased 1.4% in second quarter, but GNP fell 4.6%. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Personal consumption declined following pick-up in used car imports from UK

“Tackling the infrastructure and housing supply should be part of the larger goal to enhance Ireland’s competitiveness and build capacity for the future,” Deloitte’s head of tax Lorraine Griffin said.  Photograph: Tom Conachy

Consultancy says crisis could limit Ireland’s ability to attract post-Brexit investment

Within minutes sterling surged 1.5 per cent against the euro to be trading at 88p, its highest level in months. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

Bank supports sterling while deferring action to cool inflation

Launch ed Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, the review sets the scene for Government decisions on the allocation of the additional €4.1bn for capital investment over the period 2018-2021

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe launches mid-term review of spending plans

The proposals for deepening economic and monetary union within the euro zone  were discussed by the Cabinet after a briefing from Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

State could lose €4bn in taxes if corporate tax harmonisation is adopted, expert says

Sterling surged to a one-year high of 89p against the euro on Tuesday.

Analysts speculate on where British currency may go from here

Property Industry Ireland claims it is too early to assess value of initiative

Seamus Coffey:  his review comes in the wake of controversies over Ireland’s tax regime, including the European Commission’s ruling  that Apple should repay €13 billion in back taxes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Review of Ireland’s corporation tax code acknowleges improvements in transparency

In Dublin, where supply pressures are most acute, the rate of growth was even stronger at 12.7 per cent.

Latest CSO numbers show inflation was even more pronounced in Dublin at 12.7 per cent

Providence Resources has put out a request for pricing on a rig for its prospect at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Latest drilling failure heaps pressure on explorer’s chief executive Tony O’Reilly jnr

The number of houses advertised for sale in Ireland in July was down 9 per cent year on year, according to an analysis by Sherry FitzGerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Largest fall in Dublin city, where supply fell 19% in the 12 months to July

Irish household debt as a proportion of disposable income fell 10.2 per cent in the 12 months to the first quarter of 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish still the fourth most indebted in the EU despite posting largest reduction in union

Prof Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank: “There are no one-way bets in the housing market.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Government may soon have to raise taxes to stop the economy from overheating and to allow for investment in housing and water

Horse Racing Ireland’s chairman has warned of the potential restrictions on the free movement of horses between the UK and the Republic after Brexit. Photograph: PA Wire

Horse Racing Ireland warn of potential effect of a hard Brexit

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm to build new €100m network in Eir rollout areas

The number of males signing on fell by 3,100  in August

Latest figures show the number of claimants on the register fell by 7,300 in August

The index for August indicated the most significant monthly change was in the area of clothing and footwear, with prices rising 6.1 per cent

Latest Consumer Price Index puts headline inflation at 0.4 per cent in August

Earlier this year, the Government agreed a deal with the telecoms firm, which saw 300,000 homes removed from the State scheme and placed back into Eir’s commercial rollout plans

Cabinet memo suggests subsidy is likely to rise on foot of Government deal with Eir

The Irish Co-operative Society is proposing that a farmer can enter into a voluntary agreement with their co-operative to defer up to 5 per cent of their gross annual income. Photograph: Getty

Umbrella group for dairy co-ops says Brexit warrants income stabilisation measures

“It will not be possible to meet the demand for talent solely from the domestic labour market.” Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Latest figures show number of workers classified as unemployed fell 1,700 in August

Wine consumption in Ireland hit a record-equalling 9 million last year, matching the figure for 2011. Photograph: PA

Record-equalling 9 million cases sold last year as disposable incomes in Ireland rose

The latest figures show the Government collected just under €30.5 billion in taxes for the period, which was €209 million less than it expected at the start of the year.  File photograph: Getty Images

Latest numbers show Government’s tax take still trails projection by €209m

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange recently. US markets were closed on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Pan-European Stoxx 600 index and euro zone blue chips both fall 0.5 per cent

VAT receipts, which reflect consumer spending, came in ahead of target, generating just over €9 billion for the eight-month period, which was 1.1 per cent or €90 million above target

Exchequer returns show State collected €30.5bn in taxes in January to August period

US president Donald Trump:  his intention to cut the US corporate tax rate to 15 per cent may not be achievable with the border adjustment tax, which might have funded the reduction, now off the table. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

Analysts believe incentives for US firms to base operations in Ireland will continue

Brendan Jennings, managing partner of Deloitte, and Harry Goddard, head of consulting. Photograph: Sara Freund

Company’s Irish arm increases revenue by 14% to €285m

The Central Bank’s archive contains correspondence regarding printing distinctive markings on legal tender notes for the duration of the war so that in the event of any notes being scattered through war action at the printers or in the course of transit, the public could be warned against accepting such notes.

Famed Irish society lays claim to being world’s first arbitration body

Sterling just above eight-year-low: the pound hovered close to 92p against the euro on Wednesday. Photograph: Miles Willis/Bloomberg

UK currency under intense pressure amid signs Brexit is undermining economy

A record 300,000 people expected to attend this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

International interest in Ireland’s showpiece agricultural event has been growing

US president Donald Trump is expected to give a broad outline of his tax plan in a speech in Missouri on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP Photo

President Donald Trump is expected to outline plan in speech on Wednesday

Chinese inspectors will this week visit plants operated by Ireland’s leading processors  including Kepak, ABP, Slaney, Dawn, Dunleavy and Liffey

Chinese delegation to visit eight Irish meat plants this week

Latest figures from the Department of Finance show there were close to 8,000 Help-to-Buy applications in the first half of 2017, of which 5,000 were successful. File photograph: Frank Miller

John O’Connor of State’s Housing Agency says such a move would be ‘very disruptive’

Dublin City Council, the city authority with the largest population and biggest housing crisis, built just 31 units over the nine-month period. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Figures reveal low level of direct builds persists although 90,000 on waiting lists

Greencore had supplied Starbucks with frozen sandwiches through its plant in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/Bloomberg

Irish food firm loses big contract to supply coffee chain with frozen sandwiches

Brian Reilly: “We are wholly confident that this initiative can be achieved, and on an ethical basis, especially following last week’s successful meetings in New York.”

Initiative to buy €5 billion of distressed mortgages advanced in US

Full house: While retailers are seeing sales growth, only bars are seeing prices rise too. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/Getty

Retailers relying on discounted prices for sales growth, but bar trade bucking the trend

The Smalls Firms’ Association has  called on the Government to increase the self-employed earned income tax credit to €1,650 per year, putting it on a par with the PAYE tax credit

SFA says owner-managers still pay more tax than employees on same gross income

The British economy may lose growth momentum as the government’s failure to define its Brexit target creates investment uncertainty. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Sterling hits eight-year low, but most are predicting currency will begin slow recovery

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