Alastair Campbell: “I’m making a guess here but most of the Irish business community are probably for Britain staying in.” Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Britain are not seized of the implications for Ireland of the looming Brexit referendum on EU membership, former British government spokesma(...)

The Ta and Nil Gates used for manual voting in the Dail Chamber at Leinster Housetaken

To use the hackneyed phrase, “the people have spoken”. One thing is sure: they have not spoken with one voice. This leaves the political system with t(...)

For decades, the legal profession has been in the crosshairs of external critics of the Irish economy. Every couple of years the Paris-based Organis(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The controversial Central Bank mortgage rules, which have particularly affected first-time buyers, will be reviewed in the summer, the bank’s new gove(...)

The Bar Council retains the right to refuse membership of the Law Library to barristers in employment or new business models. The Law Society retains financial and accounting oversight of solicitors.

After years of delay, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald expects to commence legislation to overhaul the legal professions early in 2016. Records(...)

The Central Bank has warned of increased uncertainty in the international economy, saying investors’ pursuit of higher returns could lead to financial sector risks. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

The Central Bank has warned of increased uncertainty in the international economy, saying investors’ pursuit of higher returns could lead to financia(...)

An update of monthly Central Statistics Office figures shows the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 8.9 per cent, down from the previously reported 9.3 per cent. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in the number of full-time posts helped bring the unemployme(...)

The new governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is Dr Philip Lane (46), Whately professor of political economy at Trinity College Dublin. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The Government has nominated economist Prof Philip Lane to succeed Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank. Prof Lane (46) is the Whately cha(...)

The only new tax increase to be announced by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will be an increase in the price of tobacco.

An increase by at least 20 cent on the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes is likely to be the only tax increase announced by Minister for Finance Mi(...)