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(...)

 Pat O’Doherty: “Technology is enabling profound changes in the way that we generate and consume energy, and this has huge implications not just for the energy sector, but also for society as a whole and our economy.”  Photograph:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A “power shift” is taking place within the energy industry as a result of the convergence of energy, technology and the drive for sustainability. The (...)

Anne Heraty: 2006 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Cpl Resources chief executive

More than 100 Irish entrepreneurs are this week taking part in a CEO retreat to Germany focused on the future of industry. Attendees include the 24 EY(...)

‘It was not at all surprising to read that a study of the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest, just like previous studies of top chief executives, revealed their most common field of study, by some margin, was engineering.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The tantalising headline caught my eye some weeks ago: “What degree should you study to become a billionaire? The result might surprise you.” But it w(...)

A total of 19 new members have been brought into the Royal Irish Academy at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The new members of the academy include Steve Myers, who was the director of accelerators at CERN when the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 and  Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A more “dynamic” higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Roya(...)

The programme will see students return to Kylemore Abbey for the first time since the closure of the boarding school there six years ago.

About 40 students from US university Notre Dame will attend summer classes at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara from 2016 under a new partnership with the (...)

It has a world-wide work force of 8,500 people and turns over between €1.5 billion and €2 billion a year, but as technical director Muiris Flynn de(...)

Sligo-based gardener, writer and designer Lorely Forrester, who will be building her first Bloom show garden later this month. Photograph: Fionn Rogers

It’s not easy bringing a show garden to life. Ask those who’ve succeeded, and they’ll confirm that it requires steady nerves, patience and time, al(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

 Number 1, Harbourmaster Place, Dublin was originally bought for around €26 million.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another of the original tax-driven office buildings in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an off-market deal. Business(...)