The Government should spend this tax surplus by making “targeted giveaways” through capital investment, income tax cuts and tax breaks that support entrepreneurship and housebuilding activity, according to Goodbody economists. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish economy is in a “sweet spot”, with tax receipts on track to overshoot initial Government targets by €2 billion, according to stockbroking fi(...)

The NBRU has written to the Minister for Transport and said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private operators regardless of commitments or assurances provided in relation to terms and conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private oper(...)

The data from Europe’s official gatherer of statistics say that, in the final quarter of 2014, prices were 16.3 per cent higher than in the same period in 2013.

Irish house prices were back in the news yesterday, with figures from Eurostat showing that property prices here rose faster than anywhere else in the(...)

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann set to be disrupted on Friday May 1st.

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are set to be disrupted on Friday, May 1st as staff stage protests against the potential privatisa(...)

Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

The lack of action on buy-to-let arrears sits starkly against a background of  reduced supply, rising prices, and a dearth of social housing

A combination of rising property prices and increased pressure from the Central Bank to sort out arrears is expected to result in a significant num(...)

 Joan Burton  addresses the Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner, where she indicated renewed plans to reduce the bankruptcy period from three years to one. Photograph: Iain White

We have all by now become resigned to the fact that there will be a two-speed recovery: faster for those involved in the export-orientated parts of th(...)

Some solutions appears to be working better than others. For example, in the case of split mortgages, 95.6 per cent of owner-occupied accounts are meeting the terms of their restructured mortgages

A “mixed bag” is how Goodbody Stockbrokers’ economist Dermot O’Leary describes the latest data on mortgage arrears, published by the Central Bank of I(...)

Host Graham Norton during filming for “The Graham Norton Show” in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

In this autumn-winter autobiography season, two memoirs should leap out to both aspiring broadcasters and anyone even vaguely interested in how on-air(...)

The outcome of talks today between public transport unions and the National Transport Authority means the possibility of nationwide bus strikes in the run-up to Christmas has been avoided. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fears of nationwide bus strikes were allayed today following talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Public transport unions and the National (...)