Conal Henry chief executive of Enet: “It effectively means that the broadband service on offer is unlimited. A business should never have to worry about broadband capacity again.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to providing €12 million to bring broadband to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural towns and villages. (...)

Apple’s effective tax rate, properly measured, is 26 per cent rather than the 52 per cent for PAYE workers. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Has the significance of inward investment been exaggerated, even to the detriment to the growth of indigenous businesses? The jobs provided by mult(...)

Studies released by the CMA into current accounts and SME markets showed barriers to entry for newer and smaller banks remain significant

Britain’s big banks could be broken up after the country’s new competition watchdog said it plans to launch an 18-month investigation into services fo(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference following the ECB governing council meeting in Brussels earlier this month. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank is preparing a package of policy options for its June meeting, including cuts in all its interest rates and targeted measure(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has dismissed concerns about the level of SME debt carried by Irish businesses: “The SMEs are being sorted out.” Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has dismissed concerns about the level of SME debt carried by Irish businesses, amid concern in Brussels over the (...)

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn  European Commissioner for research, Innovation & Science will announce details of the fund today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish times

Irish companies will be able to apply for €1.25 billion in research grants over the next seven years under a scheme due to be launched at the Conve(...)

Rogue bankers may have done more for good corporate governance than specialists in that field could achieve in a lifetime. Designing incentive schemes(...)