Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland. Ministerial briefing notes warned  the bulk of  cuts under the employment control framework would fall on the State agency

Enterprise Ireland (EI), the State agency responsible for job creation among indigenous exporters, is seeking 55 voluntary redundancies and retirement(...)

Za Clothing, the main Inditex company in Ireland that operates nine Zara stores, saw net profits fell from €5.3 million to just over €3 million

Inditex, the Spanish retailing giant that owns the Zara group, says it plans to open more Irish stores when it finds suitable outlets. The grou(...)

An explanatory note with the budget said some of the extra cash would be drawn from the proceeds of the Bord Gáis Energy sale.

The Government made a late decision over the weekend to tap ESB and Ervia, the State-owned former Bord Gáis Networks, for an extra €250 million to he(...)

The Commission’s aid investigation into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland goes back 10 years to 2004. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

What prompted the investigation?The genesis of the European Commission probe into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland was the company’s admission to a US S(...)

Eircom head office at Heuston South Quarter, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Eircom, which is mulling a possible flotation later this year, plans to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey to “provide . . . greater(...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron: quick back-paddled on the EU membership referendum he proposed and promised by 2017. Photograph: Reuters

Despite the parliamentary posturing over the Irish taxation system in Britain over the past year, Britain has recognised that it can compete better ag(...)

The shareholding was given in return for just over €32 million of productivity savings from workers between 2005 and 2009.

Bord Gáis workers are set to share in a windfall of €54 million after the energy group agreed to buy back a minority stake in the company held by s(...)

“Esops were all the rage in the Bertie years . . . Bord Gáis got one in 2008, just months before the economic crash.” Photograph: Vitali Dyatchenko

In the coming weeks another of those State-sponsored employee share ownership plans (Esops) will be wound up for the benefit of the workers. Th(...)

Vodafone had been in competition with BT Ireland to enter the partnership with ESB

ESB has selected Vodafone as its preferred partner to build a €400 million fibre network that will be strung across electricity poles to bring high-sp(...)