OECD chief economist Catherine Mann says Irish-owned enterprises lag behind their foreign counterparts.

Ireland will have to sell itself as more than just a low-tax destination in the new era of global tax transparency, OECD chief economist Catherine Man(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney announced the commencement of payments worth €620 million to over 100,000 Irish farmers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland’s approach to reducing agricultural emissions has won praise from one of the most influential voices in the climate change debate. Juergen V(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the Irish Tax Institute expects him to implement tax cuts worth €600 million to €700 million in the budget. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland risks deterring high- calibre foreign executives from moving here because of its relatively high tax rates, the Irish Tax Institute has warne(...)

China’s food safety minister Bi Jing Quan with CEO of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter and Wicklow farmer Joe Hayden

Ireland is now the second-largest exporter of infant formula to China, jumping ahead of New Zealand for first time this year. According to figures fro(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White:His department did not respond to a request for comment on the Now Ireland submission yesterday. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Ireland is likely to miss its renewable energy targets for 2020, resulting in hefty fines and a possible ban on green energy exports, according to the(...)

Report suggests Britain may seek cheaper supplier after leaving EU

Ireland’s meat industry is most at risk from a potential British exit of the European Union, according to a report by credit insurer Euler Hermes. I(...)

 Rotbunt cows on the  Co Louth farm where a five-year-old dairy cow had contracted classic or typical BSE, a Department of Agriculture investigation found. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Ireland’s risk status for BSE has been reclassified to “controlled” following the recent discovery of an infected animal in Co Louth. The change, w(...)

Dominick Chilcott, British ambassador to Ireland, said Irish dimension to the Brexit debate was not being overlooked. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland could gain an additional €15 billion a year in foreign direct investment (FDI) if Britain opted to leave the EU, a conference heard yesterday.(...)

Prof Matthews’ comments are likely to prove controversial with those working in the beef sector here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland would be financially better off getting out of beef farming and transferring large tracts of land over to forestry, according to one of the St(...)

World-renowned economist Dr Arthur Laffer speaking at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin: “Ireland has an opportunity to really lead the world in economic growth and prosperity.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/Fennell

Ireland is a paragon of economic virtue when it comes to corporation tax but certifiably “crazy” as far as income tax goes, according to US economist (...)