Brendan Howlin   and   Michael Noonan: The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal social charge. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Budget to reduce USC The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal so(...)

Digicel had previously teamed up with currency dealer George Sores and Mr Pun’s Yoma group in an unsuccessful bid to win a licence in Myanmar

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel has agreed to sell its 75 per cent holding in Digicel Asian Holdings (DAH), a consortium formed with Burmese  tycoon S(...)

Screengrab from Tughans’ website
The new pink

Tughans, the Belfast law firm at the centre of the Project Eagle/Cerberus shenanigans currently being played out in the North and in Dublin, has revam(...)

Web Summit: off to sunny Lisbon.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times
A 360 summit view

Seeing as the Web Summit is rolling out of town after the 2015 event next month, businesses may as well jump aboard while they have the chance. PR360,(...)

 At the launch of the 2015 UCD International Ladies GAA Jersey are Doris Obialor and Ryan Wylie, watched by Jack McCaffrey and members of the UCD Ladies Football team, from left, Bethan Murphy Hand, Bo Zhang, Jasmine Ziabek, Claire O’Neill, Agata Blasiak, Precious Nwafor, Vicki Pesti and Doyinsola Ishola. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

ESB International, the State energy company’s consulting arm, is a big supporter of GAA sports teams. This is no big surprise when you consider that i(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
The Brit club

You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

Conor McCarthy, director of Investec Corporate Finance, and Ranulph Fiennes: McCarthy had asked Fiennes to come to Dublin to give a talk to Investec’s staff and clients when they were competing in the Marathon des Sables. Photograph: Iain White /Fennell Photography

Regular readers might recall that, in April, we reported on the “mid-life crisis” fitness exertions of Investec Corporate Finance director Conor McCar(...)

Despite dire warnings from lobbyists for Big Drink, the Irish pub sector has officially hit its second wind

Anyone who has been to anything where alcohol flows freely for the whole day – a wedding, perhaps, or every Thursday at college – will be familiar wit(...)

Denis O’Brien wants the web companies to share their revenues with him. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien has long held a grudge against web companies for allegedly hitching a free ride on the networks of telco operators such as his Digicel, (...)

Operating profits at PM Group rose by 24 per cent to €9 million in 2014.

PM Group, the Tallaght-headquartered construction services firm that yesterday published 2014 sales of €350 million, has reported a strong pick-up in(...)