After years of pay-cuts employers are again looking to sweeten the deal they offer their staff.

A pay rise could soon offer financial relief for cash-strapped employees, with a survey showing that more than three quarters of Irish businesses exp(...)

Shelbourne Hotel general manager  Stephen Hanley addresses a staff training workshop. The Irish Hotels Federation is urging the Government to maintain the special 9 per cent tourist industry VAT rate introduced in 2011 to aid recovery in the sector by allowing it to cut costs and compete with the rest of Europe.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Hotel room rates in Dublin will return to their 2007 peak of €109 a day next year on the back of growing demand and a lack of new supply, a report pu(...)

Management at University College Cork has approved a merger with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in a deal estimated at €20.5 million, according(...)

Mortgages to the value of €1.3 billion were drawn down during the final quarter of last year, according to the BPFI/PwC mortgage market profile. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Mortgages to the value of €1.3 billion were drawn down during the final quarter of last year, new figures show.This is up 49 per cent on the value of (...)

Shire is Irish in name only, having relocated its corporate domicile here in 2008. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland’s largest drug company has come out fighting following allegations that, with its tax adviser PricewaterhouseCoopers, it has engaged in tax av(...)

Shire  “trying to do the right thing” by running the pharmaceuticals company as efficiently as possible, says chief executive Flemming Ornskov

Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries of alleged “industrial scale” (...)

Tax-free salaries are one of the biggest incentives for Irish people to work in the Gulf region. In most states, if you earn €100,000 you keep €100,000, compared to just €58,869 after tax as a single person in Ireland.

The good news is that if you move to Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates or Oman, you won’t pay any taxes on your income. Yes, you read that corre(...)

A fifth of asset management chief executives plan to grow through cross-border mergers in 2015, and more than a quarter through domestic mergers

Asset managers are upbeat about revenue growth, according to a survey by accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. Its survey of 155 asset management (...)

Shire Plc chief executive Flemming Ornskov. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The report this week from Britain’s public accounts committee makes for very uncomfortable reading for the Big Four accountancy firms, particularly Pr(...)

Labour MP Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the House of Commons public accounts committee. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

PricewaterhouseCoopers is guilty of promoting tax avoidance by major multinationals “on an industrial scale”, the House of Commons’ Public Accounts(...)