2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has been entered again for this year’s race. Photograph: Getty

Last year’s winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 9th, with the Aintree feature attracting the highe(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Ibec director of policy Fergal O’Brien: “It is vital that the next government takes advantage of the opportunities now available.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Ibec has called on any new government to build on people’s positive expectations for the economy. The business lobby says whoever enters government a(...)

 Fergal O’Brien: “I don’t think China has slowed to such a degree that it is now a major risk for exporters.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The risk to Ireland from the ongoing turmoil in China has been classified as “minimal” by several leading Irish commentators. They say Ireland’s ec(...)

According to a new survey by Amarach Research there is limited support from the public for the introduction of tax incentives for emigrants

Tax incentives should be provided to Irish emigrants abroad to encourage them to return to Ireland to live and work, business group Ibec has said. Th(...)

Unions representing workers in the private sector should be in a position to seek pay rises of between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent next year, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said.

Unions representing workers in the private sector should be in a position to seek pay rises of between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent next year, the Iris(...)

Fergal O’Brien, senior economist with Ibec. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ibec says the Republic will be €20 billion richer by the end of this year. The employers’ group is to publish a Quarterly Economic Outlook today predi(...)

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(...)

Capital investment plan: Strategy outlined as domestic economy recovers. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s capital investment plan assumes the State will have the resources to invest €42 billion over the next six years. The main component i(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Publin Expenditure and Reform, speaking to the media outside  Lansdown House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In return for the increased earnings set out in the new Lansdowne Road agreement, unions will have to sign up to delivering greater productivity. T(...)