Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Google said it is deeply committed to Ireland and will work to implement changes as they become law 0:37

As executives pore over the slow death of the “Double Irish” tax shelter favored by US companies, their reaction seems to be: don’t panic. The tax bre(...)

Revenue at Google’s Irish subsidiary rose 10 per cent last year to €17 billion, with pretax profits climbing almost 23 per cent to €189.1 million

Revenue at Google’s Irish subsidiary rose 10 per cent last year to €17 billion, with pretax profits climbing almost 23 per cent to €189.1 million. The(...)

Workday announced its Irish expansion during a visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its head office in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Alan Betson

California-based software company Workday plans to create 200 jobs in Ireland over the next three years, the company announced during a visit of Taoi(...)

Chief executive Patrick Coveney won the backing of 96.5 per cent, some 3 percentage points less than most of his colleagues

Politicians can only dream of 72 per cent/28 per cent majorities, but, even in an era when the multiple failures of bank boards continue to haunt us, (...)

Construction cranes across the skyline along the south Dublin docklands in 2007. Developing a sustainable construction sector is one of the key aims outlined in the report from the National Competitiveness Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

FIONA REDDANIntroducing a site-value tax for commercial property to replace the current system of commercial rates should be explored in 2014 , The Na(...)

Google, which has its headquarters  on Barrow Street in Dublin, boosted its gross profit by 22 per cent to more than €11 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Google’s Irish-based operation increased its revenue in 2012 by almost a quarter to €15.5 billion, according to accounts filed over the weekend.But, a(...)

You’d think with his €200,000 salary, Taoiseach Enda Kenny could afford to buy himself a watch.Our esteemed leader was on hand on Wednesday to open Go(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the official opening of The Foundry.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday cut the ribbon on the Foundry, a €5.5 million new digital research centre at Google’s Dublin headquarters that could bo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the official opening of The Foundry.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday cut the ribbon on the Foundry, a €5.5 million new digital research centre at Google’s Dublin headquarters that could bo(...)