Irish households pay 24 per cent of their income in taxes, both direct and indirect, according to new research from the Nevin Institute. Photo: Bloomberg

Poorer people in Ireland pay out a greater share of their income in tax than their richer counterparts, according to new research.The finding, contain(...)

Growth to remain “sluggish” due to the combined effects of austerity and contraction in the pharma sector, linked to the expiry of several prominent drug patents, according to research institute.

Falling profitability in the pharma sector linked to the so-called “patent cliff” will knock about 0.5 per cent off Ireland’s annual economic growt(...)

Finance Minister Michael Noonan speaking to the media at the Fine Gael party think-in during the week in Killenard, Co Laois.

It would be “prudent” to make the full austerity budget adjustments due in 2014 and 2015, tax consultancy group Deloitte has suggested. Publishing its(...)

The number of people in Ireland who are non-resident for tax purposes increased by 27.15 per cent between 2009 and 2011, according to information rele(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is under instructions from the troika to cut another €440 million from the social welfare budget in the autumn. Photograph: Eric Luke

In 1971, testifying before a US Senate hearing on the Vietnam war, John Kerry famously asked: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mi(...)

People queuing for unemployment benefits in Dublin

Ireland is facing a period of low-growth and high unemployment over the next three years, according to the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)(...)