Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Photograph: Frank Miller /	Irish Times

The Government is not in a position to fully reverse cuts made to public sector pay in the wake of the crash, the secretary general of the Department (...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Ryanair put in another strong performance, on back of steady volumes, closing the day 29 cent or 3.3 per cent up at €9.96 following a sector-wide trend. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Stock markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a(...)

Most firms in the Irish food service sector are confident of growing their businesses this year, while just under half are planning to hire additional(...)

Luck of the draw: last week’s Lotto was postponed after a glitch

After racking up losses of €43 million, Greek gaming giant Intralot last year pulled the plugged on a pretty disastrous foray into running part of the(...)

The Supermac’s  chain is understood to be looking at opportunities to open restuarants in Britain.

and The global fast-food giant McDonald’s, which is embroiled in a European trademark row with Supermac’s, contacted advisers of the Irish company (...)

Founder Larry Goodman has been ABP’s executive chairman since 2008.

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods has become the first European company to sign a major deal to supply beef in the US since the lifting of the embargo. The Lo(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland was already under fire over the roll-out of new technology before it was forced to cancel Wednesday’s draw. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The single biggest question hanging over Wednesday’s lotto fiasco is whether the new operators have skimped on technology to recoup their hefty €405 m(...)

The median LTV ratio for Irish owner-occupier mortgage holders was found to be 72.9 per cent, nearly twice the euro zone equivalent

Once touted as the golden generation, those who joined the workforce as the Celtic Tiger began to roar in the late 1990s are now being written off (...)