The Jobpath scheme, expected to be operational early next year, targets the 178,000 people classified as long-term jobless – out of work for more than a year.

The Government has chosen the preferred operators for its first nationwide scheme to tackle long-term unemployment. Its JobPath initiative is b(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan found ‘serious and significant’ error in how the Ombudsman had interpreted a key clause in contract documents concerning Danske Bank’s entitlement to increase the variable interest rate payable on the mortgage accounts. Photograph: Reuters

A significant High Court ruling means the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) must reconsider a couple’s complaint that Danske Bank was not entitled to(...)

The Federation of Irish Sport believes tax breaks for sporting programmes will provide pathways for future stars. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Tax breaks for sporting programmes might be a way of replacing the potential loss of funding from a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sport, Oireachtas(...)

Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy: “There is now concrete evidence that recovery is broadening, and by that I mean, domestic demand will for the first time make a positive contribution to growth.”

Ireland’s recovery is now being driven by a rebound in domestic demand, the Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has said.Until quite(...)

The value of buyouts involving Irish companies jumped by a whopping 450 per cent this year on the back of several high-profile tax inversion deals in (...)

Output from Irish-based factories fell by 2.3 per cent in August, underscoring the volatile nature of the sector.However, the latest figures from the (...)

Viva is understood to be eyeing opportunities in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador

Viva, the airline brand backed by the family of the late Tony Ryan is embarking on a major expansion drive in Central and South America. The group, w(...)

Big data concept in word cloud

Despite the financial woes of late, Ireland can still serve as a model of economic transformation, even for global superpowers like China. According t(...)

Within couples, women experienced sharper falls in disposable income than men across all income groups, according to an ESRI report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Women who are married or co-habiting have been hit significantly harder by Government austerity policies than their male counterparts, new research(...)

New EU labelling rules are designed to help consumers make more informed choices. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Nearly a quarter of Irish food and drink companies say new EU labelling regulations, due to come into force in December, will stop them investing in t(...)