One retailer had suffered 50 system crashes since the new National Lottery machines were installed in his shop. Others said they were rebooting the machines themselves because of the slow response times from  a dedicated helpdesk.

Retailers say technical glitches with the new National Lottery ticket terminals are disrupting trade and proving a headache for staff. They also claim(...)

The most notable changes in the year were decreases in transport which fell by 3.8 per cent primarily as a result of falling oil prices.

Tumbling oil prices drove Ireland’s inflation rate to -0.3 per cent last month, its lowest level in four-and-a-half years.This is only the second time(...)

The report found the average level of debt on all farms in 2013 was €24,000, with dairy farms recording the highest level of debt at an average of €62,000

Debt levels on Irish farms remain quite low by international standards, leaving farmers well-placed to invest as the industry gears up for the abolit(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says he wants to ensure the Irish scheme represents “a best in class offering”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is likely to consider adopting a corporate tax rate of 5 per cent on its proposed knowledge development box, putting it on a par with t(...)

 Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs  at the publication of the IDA 2014 end of year update on FDI trends in Ireland and outlook for foreign investment in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

US software company Guidewire has announced plans to expand its Dublin operation with the creation of up to 80 new jobs.The firm, which develops softw(...)

 A Permanent TSB office on Dublins Grafton Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Permanent TSB is to entice new mortgage customers with an offer to pay €1,000 toward their legal fees.The incentive, which is open customers switching(...)

Goldman Sachs   was appointed by the Department of Finance following a tender process. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Goldman Sachs is to advise the Government in relation to State-owned AIB on a pro bono basis.The US investment bank was appointed by the Department of(...)

Perhaps not the most surprising finding: most Irish workers feel undervalued and underpaid.According to a survey by Peninsula Ireland, a Dublin-based (...)

Goodbody noted that investment demand would continue strongly this year with construction taking over as the main driver.

Ireland is on course to be the fastest-growing economy in the euro area for the second consecutive year in 2015, according to Goodbody Stockbrokers(...)

Bord Bia seminar highlights potential of US market for Irish beef producers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Irish producers should pitch at the high-end of the US beef market while emphasising the sector’s “green” credentials, a US food industry expert has s(...)