The Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has told the banking inquiry he could have counted the number of economists working in the Department’s economic division when the crisis hit on one hand. Image: Oireachtas screen grab.

The 2005 announcement of a review of tax incentives in the property market came after “the horse had bolted”, the Department of Finance’s chief econom(...)

Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle on Sunday agreed to expel Cork county councillor Kieran McCarthy (above) and suspend Melissa Mullane, also a Cork county councillor. Photograph: Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin is refusing to outline the circumstances which led the party to expel one county councillor and suspend another for one year. The party’s a(...)

John McCarthy: “When we started, we had anticipated the vast majority of our merchants would be in the EU, but in January, it turned out that a large portion of our merchants were based in the US. We also have merchants from Japan and Singapore and Bolivia and they’re complying with this regulation.”

Kerry-based digital tax company Taxamo is to help non-EU-based online sellers comply with rules obliging them to pay VAT based on the buyer’s locatio(...)

Chairman of the PAC John McGuinness said it was extraordinary that families were being forced to sleep in hotels after leaving rental accommodation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General discovered “significant issues” with internal fraud measures in two social welfare offices in 2013, an(...)

Former Ulster Bank executives Michael Torpey (left) and Robert Gallagher speaking at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

The former head of corporate markets at Ulster Bank told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry today that he has “no doubt” that the domestic Irish financial(...)

The association representing gardaí who arrested Clare Daly TD on suspicion of drunk driving has strongly rejected an allegation they failed to co-ope(...)

The Samsung Pay system is  demonstrated at Mobile World Congress

“Mobile commerce just got a lot more interesting,” Visa executive vice-president Jim McCarthy said in response to Samsung Pay.Samsung unveiled the new(...)

“To a degree Ireland has managed to persuade people to locate activities in the IFSC here in Dublin, which are satellite activities for things that are going on in London”

A British exit from the European Union could irrevocably damage Ireland’s agricultural trade with Britain and cause an outflow of business from Dubli(...)

“If the British left and we didn’t that could be very awkward for the Border counties because you could end up with passport controls and passport inspections at that frontier”

Irish financial services and agricultural exports could sustain a major hit if Britain were to vote to leave the EU, according to economist Colm McCar(...)

A mother has been acquitted of dangerous driving causing death of her four-year-old daughter in a car crash two years ago by a jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

A mother has been acquitted of dangerous driving causing death of her four-year-old daughter in a car crash two years ago.Melissa Delaney (24), who is(...)