Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is likely to face more calls for tax cuts on foot of the latest exchequer numbers .Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tax revenues are now running €1.4 billion ahead of target thanks to a surge in corporation tax payments. Exchequer returns for the first eight months(...)

Former Irish Nationwide  chairman Michael Walsh who told the Banking Inquiry of his  regret at how many families had suffered from the ‘era of austerity’. He accepted many mistakes were made by Irish Nationwide, and other Irish financial institutions.

The former chairman of Irish Nationwide Building Society has expressed his regret about the events that led to the banking crisis in Ireland but said (...)

 A Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone.  Ahead of the opening of the IFA electronics show in Berlin, Sony unveiled the new Z5 range, which includes the standard flagship Xperia Z5, the smaller Z5 Compact, and the new Z5 Premium.

Sony has added to its Xperia mobile phone lineup with a trio of new mobile phones that include what the company says is the world’s first 4K handset. (...)

Rupert Murdoch, founder and head of News Corporation, and Rebekah Brooks, who returns to the company as chief executive officer of News UK. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

Rebekah Brooks has been appointed chief executive of News UK, publisher of the Sun, the Times and Sunday Times newspapers. The announcement confirms t(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said  Ireland has great entrepreneurs, but not enough of them. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland has slipped in the ranking of early-stage entrepreneurial activity, falling from second place to eighth across the EU-15, according to the Glo(...)

A proposed investment could secure 29 jobs at well-known fashion outlet McElhinney’s of Athboy, Co Meath, the High Court was told Wednesday. Mr Justic(...)

The Mater Private four-bed emergency department. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

John Hurley has been appointed chief executive of the Mater Private Healthcare Group in place of Fergus Clancy who is to become executive chairman. As(...)

Economist David McWilliams is to deliver a course on global economics at Trinity Business School. Prof McWilliams, a Trinity graduate himself, will t(...)

Martin Winterkorn, chief executive officer of Volkswagen who is to have his term at the helm lengthened. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Volkswagen plans to extend chief executive officer Martin Winterkorn’s term through the end of 2018, a victory for the carmaker’s top manager after he(...)

The August reading was only the third time in 10 years that the monthly sentiment index exceeded 100.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The pronounced “feel-bad” factor that has prevailed in the Irish economy since the crash has(...)