Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

The Revenue Commissioners collected some €41.4 billion in taxes in 2014, up from €37.9bn in 2013.

The Revenue Commissioners increased its tax collection by 9.3 per cent in 2014, as it benefited from “high levels of timely payment and compliance ra(...)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major currencies, helping to offset negative equity markets. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major curre(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Dragon Oil’s target is to grow average gross production at around 10 per cent in 2015 and exit the year at 100,000 bopd.

Dragon Oil, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has cut its capital expenditure (capex) forecast for 201(...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

RBS will receive up to £1.1 billion (€1.4bn) in cash for the portfolio. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Ulster Bank’s parent the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is to sell a portfolio of Irish prooperty loans to an entity controlled by Cerberus, a US (...)

The Department of Finance has called for a more “nuanced” approach to limiting the amount that people can borrow to purchase a home. (Photograph: Frank Miller /THE IRISH TIMES)

Requiring first-time buyers to come up with a deposit of 20 per cent to purchase their first home is “unduly restrictive” and may make it impossible f(...)

 Colm Barrington, non-executive director, Hibernia Reir, Daniel Kitchen, chairman, and Terence O’Rourke,  non-executive director

The value of Hibernia Reit’s property portfolio, which comprises mainly central Dublin office space, has jumped 10 per cent in four months, the compan(...)