The Coalition is planning targeted pre-school funding as part of the budget.  File photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/GettyImages

The budget is expected to begin a process of providing targeted funding to childcare providers to ensure children with disabilities benefit fully from(...)

The Department of Finance said the performance was consistent with the recovering labour market, solid employment growth and increases in average weekly earnings. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has received a major boost ahead of the forthcoming budget with the latest exchequer returns showing tax revenue running €1.4 billio(...)

Ian Lucey said the newly launched StartUP Refunds for Entrepreneurs  initiative was little more than an attempt to roll back on mistakes made

A leading technology investor has dismissed the Government’s new tax refund scheme for entrepreneurs as mere window dressing and called on the Coal(...)

Ian Talbot: “It is vital that no new taxes are introduced in Budget 2015

Business groups have called on the Government to reduce taxes on labour and investment in October’s budget.In their pre-budget submission documents, (...)

Ian Talbot, chief executive of  Chambers Ireland: “Businesses already pay high levels of commercial rates and cannot take any more hits.” Photograph: Alan Betson

BARRY ROCHE Chambers Ireland and Cork Chamber have called on local authorities to ensure any reduction in the local property tax is not subsidised by (...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes opened the OPW flood risk management conference in Dublin Castle today.

Climate change deniers “are lying to themselves and lying to the country and they need to be swept aside”, Minister of State Brian Hayes has sa(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)

European Commissioner for research, innovation & science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson

PAMELA NEWENHAMIrish businesses are being urged to avail of the EU’s new €79 billion Horizon 2020 fund for research and innovation.Launched today at t(...)

A Revenue Commissioners spokeswoman said they needed to know how people intended to pay so they could put necessary arrangements in place to facilitate those who would pay by direct debit next year.  Photograph: Joe St Leger

Retailers and business operators are “hugely concerned” that property tax due next year will be collected in the coming weeks from anyone who chooses (...)