Owen Killian, CEO Aryzta. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

In 1997, the former Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (IAWS), later to become Aryzta, acquired the Cuisine de France brand for IR£51 million (€64 m(...)

 Lidl, which has 143 stores and three distribution centres in the Republic, already pays staff better than most of its rivals.

Lidl has become the first Irish supermarket chain to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign, pledging to pay staff a minimum of €11.50 an hour. The meas(...)

Tom Keane, a senior partner in Dublin accountancy firm BKRM, is seeking a court order to have the findings of a CPA disciplinary panel overturned. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A former president of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) institute is engaged in a High Court action with the organisation over findings of profe(...)

Ibec economist Fergal O’Brien: Ireland not at races when it comes to personal taxation. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Proposals to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance are unlikely to alter the amount of tax paid by companies, an Irish tax expert has claimed. Di(...)

National Lottery machine: in 2014 the business raised €195 million for  charity and sports, down from €205.9 million in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Money generated for good causes by the National Lottery fell again last year, largely because of costs related to the privatisation of the franchise. (...)

The C&AG report reveals that while €217 million was disbursed to various sporting and charitable programmes last year under the umbrella of lotto funding, only €178 million came directly from the fund

Almost 20 per cent of money given out to good causes under the auspices of the National Lottery came directly from the Government rather than ticket s(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: her remarks that global weakness would not be significant enough to stop a rates rise this year removed some of the  markets   uncertainty. Photograph: Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images

Markets surged higher on Friday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she expected the Fed to start raising rates by the end of the year.(...)

Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain.

Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain. The German discounter las(...)

 Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission in charge of energy union, with  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, at the Powershift ESB energy  in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said (...)

Different vegetables grow in an automated greenhouse prototype by Agrilution in Munich, Germany

A new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund designed to stimulate start-up activity in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors has bee(...)