Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said the organisation  saw international moves to overhaul global tax rules as an opportunity for Ireland and that it “wouldn’t lament the closing of the double Irish”.

The Government should take pre-emptive steps to close off tax loopholes like the “double Irish” rather than waiting for the conclusion of the OECD rev(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: “We have an opportunity to put fresh momentum behind Ireland’s recovery. Now is the time to draw a line under the period of painful austerity.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government does not need spending cuts or tax hikes to reach next year’s budget deficit target, according to business and employers’ group, Ibec.H(...)

 Martin Naughton:  did the honours for Ireland Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business & Finance publisher Ian Hyland got luckier with his timing this year(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation, said the Republic is in a parallel position to the one it found itself in 1992, several years before the economy began growing sharply. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Republic’s biggest business lobby group wants Government, trade unions and employers to agree on tax cuts, limited payrises and(...)

Morgan Stanley forecasts that by 2018 Primark, as Penneys is known outside of Ireland, will account for 42 per cent of sales and 62 per cent of profits within the wider Associated British Foods group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Budget retailer Penneys could be worth close to €36 billion, according to an assessment by US investment bank Morgan Stanley, the Sunday Independent r(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

“The planned British referendum on EU membership could radically alter the relationship we enjoy with our nearest neighbour and our EU partners. We must ensure Irish interests are protected.”   Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/Reuters

Our relationship with the UK is unique and that is why the UK debate on EU membership matters so much. It is a debate rooted firmly in economics; and (...)

Students sleeping out for charity at Christmas. The campaign aims to celebrate the givers and encourage more people to give.

There are very strong signs that the Irish economy is finally leaving behind the worst and longest recession in our recent history. It has been a toug(...)

Anne Kelleher, HR director for Intel Ireland, at the Ibec HR summit in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Failing is a necessary part of innovation, Intel Ireland’s HR director said yesterday in an insight into how the semi-conductor giant innovates. Speak(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny joking with Irish head coach Joe Schmidt at the IMI National Management Conference “Game Changers for Growth” at Sandyford , Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Companies and people should strive for value rather than success, and success can be achieved by selling value, Irish rugby coach Joe Schmidt said yes(...)