The most common type of fraud in Ireland, according to PwC, is asset misappropriation and/or stealing from a company

Most businesses have to contend with fraud, but trying to establish the scale of the problem is not easy. With many organisations reluctant to admit(...)

Clothing and footwear costs were down 4.1 per cent last month due to heavy discounting by retailers

Consumer prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in the year to December, according to new figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The lat(...)

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny   ahead of the Council of State, meeting to consider legislation reforming the asylum application system, at Aras an Uachtarain.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new survey by Isme, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, reveals overall satisfaction with the Government’s performance is at its hi(...)

SFA director Patricia Callan: “There is certainly a ‘war for talent’ in trying to attract and retain the best people”

Big multinationals are not the only ones looking to take on more employees in the coming year. Start-ups and small and medium-sized Irish companies ar(...)

Free-range bronze turkeys: the McEvoys of Sallins, Co Kildare, expect to sell 1,000 birds this Christmas.

With just a few days to go until Christmas turkey sales are reaching their peak and independent butchers and producers say they are holding their own(...)

Isme chief Mark Fielding: “No wonder the HSE is in the state it’s in.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Porters and other staff at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar have agreed to give up a long-standing but unofficial noon tea break in return for a(...)

Of the 52 per cent approved for funding, three-quarters have drawn down the finance either fully or in part, ISME said

Just under half of the companies who applied for funding in the past three months were refused credit by their banks, according to figures from the l(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that Fine Gael will commit the party to completing tax equalisation for the self-employed by 2018 if returned to government. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s manifesto for the general election will commit the party to completing tax equalisation for the self-employed by 2018 if returned to gover(...)

Michael Noonan said the new tax credit is a central plank of the Government’s strategy for addressing criticism that risk-takers are being disadvantaged by the tax system

The Government achieved a rare feat by uniting many of the groups that vocally represent small businesses and entrepreneurs in praise of the budget. F(...)

Mark Fielding of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association: “Big businesses must streamline their payment processes to avoid delays and must not be allowed to insist on lengthy payment timelines.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) says many of its members still experience difficulties getting paid by other companies, desp(...)