Undocumented workers Priya and Jayson Montenegro, members of Justice for the Undocumented. Photograph: Eric Luke

Immigrants working here are “the new foreign direct investment” and should be welcomed and, if undocumented, regularised, chief executive of the Irish(...)

The CSO said sales in department stores fell by 4 per cent, while motor trades were down 2.7 per cent

Retail sales in March fell 2.1 per cent compared with February as a result of poor car sales. New figures from the Central Statistics Office show th(...)

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson: forced to resign as prime minister of Iceland. Photographs: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Public officials, world leaders, royal families, and sports stars were among those revealed this week as having squirreled vast quantities of wealth a(...)

Small businesses get 21 per cent sales increase when they move online

Ireland may be home to many of the big internet companies, including global online marketplace Ebay, but many of our domestic small and medium enterp(...)

Dermot O’Leary, Goodbody stockbroker’s chief economist: “A vacuum exists when important policy initiatives in the areas of housing, infrastructure and health need to be addressed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The failure of Ireland’s political parties to form a government could jeopardise Ireland’s economic recovery, stockbroking firm Goodbody has warned. (...)

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Small and medium-sized companies are taking longer to get paid, with the average payment period increasing to 59 days in the first three months of th(...)

Hacker attack: last year, 79 per cent of companies in an Isme survey said they had been targeted by computer-related criminal activity

It used to be the case that if somebody tried to steal from your business, an alarm would go off and the authorities would act accordingly. In the 21(...)

Mark Fielding, chief executive of Isme. “Much of the problem . . . stems from inadequate training of bank staff who do not have the necessary skills and expertise to analyse businesses proposals.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Banks’ demands that small business owners personally guarantee their companies’ loans are hindering the supply of credit, a survey published today sa(...)

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(...)