Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin with   Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton   at the Labour Party pre-autumn parliamentary meeting in Whites Hotel Wexford . Howlin has already given his cabinet colleagues a bit of a dressing down for making spending demands that far exceed the available resources. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES)

Continued improvement in economy will give Coalition more leeway next year (...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: Irish agriculture is facing an exciting time with the removal of the milk quota system but also one of great change.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government plans a re-orientation of farm taxation to ensure farmers are willing to embark on long-term investment in their farms and to address (...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and commercial entities for the policing provided to them.Mult(...)

A young Muslim boy photographed outside the Mosque in the Muslim district of Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...), despite Burma’s being an extremely resource-rich country, its economy is one of the least developed in the(...)

Eircom ran into a wall with institutional investors as its highly paid advisers Goldman Sachs, Rothschild and JP Morgan quietly sounded them out regarding an IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

Common sense appears to have prevailed at Eircom, with the scrapping yesterday of its flotation plans. When it first announced back in April th(...)

OECD secretary general Ángel Gurría. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Most of the attention around Enda Kenny’s address at the Ibec dinner on Thursday related to his comments on tax, and the well-flagged plan to ease the(...)

Catalan leader Artur Mas said staging of the referendum itself had been a triumph that Spain should let Catalonia emulate. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

(...) go ahead.Catalonia has 7.5 million inhabitants and its economy is the largest of all of Spain’s 17(...)

Jim O’Callaghan, counsel for a firm installing meters on behalf of Bord Gáis, said lGMC/Sierra recognised the entitlement of any member of the public to protest against the installation of water meters.

SAURYA CHERFI It was only a matter of time before somebody was badly injured in the violent protests now taking place against the installation of wate(...)

Dermot Desmond invested in cyber-security firm Vahna. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are few Irish investors better than Dermot Desmond at spotting the next big thing. His latest investment in Vahna, a cyber-security firm, comes (...)

Dublin Airport Authority chief executive Kevin Toland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) chief, Kevin Toland, warned trade unionists yesterday that workers at the State company could lose close to €200 millio(...)