Ibec is now forecasting economic growth of more than 5 per cent this year as well as recommending no fiscal adjustment in October’s budget.The employe(...)

People gather to queue outside the Millers Glen new housing development in Swords, earlier this month. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that the Revenue Commissioners is reviewing its property tax guidelines to take account of escalating house values in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Revenue Commissioners is reviewing its property tax guidelines to take account of escalating house values in Dublin, Minister for Finance Michael (...)

Major  companies are looking at cheaper exploration in shallow waters such as the Celtic Sea

Fastnet Oil and Gas, which has promising exploration assets in Morocco and Ireland, held its Dublin shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday in the Shelbourne(...)

Next month’s budget would begin to ‘relieve that burden’ on low and middle income workers, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the upcoming budget will reduce the “too heavy” tax burden on middle and low income workers.He indicated earners in that(...)

Homeowners whose mortgages have been bought by so-called “vulture funds” protesting outside Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Homeowners whose mortgages have been bought by so-called “vulture funds” protested outside Leinster House yesterday calling for planned legislation(...)

Taxpayers may end up footing the bill for third-party claims related to the collapse of Setanta Insurance.The Maltese-registered insurer went into liq(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin gave a “helpful and important update” on the Budget to Cabinet this morning, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin gave a “helpful and important update” on the Budget (...)

The OECD proposals come amid a public outcry over the low levels of tax being paid by big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

What is the OECD proposing? The Paris-based think-tank has come up with a series of proposals to reform the international tax code. They are aimed (...)

A file image of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe (right), with  Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Collins

The Government will look to its “track record” on reducing VAT and introducing tax incentive schemes when framing its upcoming Budget, according to Mi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says Government agrees with OECD that there is no point in  establishing  special tax code for the digital economy. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Government ministers insisted today that Ireland had nothing to fear from OECD proposals to clampdown on multinational tax avoidance.Ireland has been (...)