Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

In the space of three weeks last September, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan changed his growth forecast for the economy three times.It was a test(...)

Activity in the services sector expanded again last month, albeit at a slower rate. Investec’s latest Purchasing Managers’ Index fell slightly to 60.6(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector remains in expansion mode with the weak euro continuing to bolster trade.However, Investec’s latest Manufacturing Purch(...)

Employment across the services sector, including travel and leisure,  continued in March. (Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Ireland’s services sector expanded during March, as companies operating in the sector continue to benefit from a recovering economy. However, the shar(...)

  Manufacturing technicians at Intel’s Clean Room in Fab 24 at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Irish manufacturing firms registered a further strong improvement in operating conditions during March. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Irish manufacturing firms registered a further strong improvement in operating conditions during March, according to the latest Investec Manufacturing(...)

The index has stayed above 60 for a year and has not fallen below the 50-point line denoting growth since July 2012.

Ireland’s services sector expanded at a strong pace again in February, driven by rising domestic demand as new business from abroad slowed, a survey s(...)

New orders hit a six-month high of 59.3 last month, according to the index

Irish manufacturing activity rebounded in February to a 15-year high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in (...)

The new business subindex was 62.8, its lowest level since August

Ireland’s services sector expanded at close to its fastest pace in eight years in January, a survey showed on Wednesday, although the rapid growth in (...)

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January, according to the Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. Photo: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January as growth in output and orders at home and from abroad eased, a (...)

Enda Kenny declined to say if the Government would now relax the wage cap. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Government-imposed banker pay caps are a “constraint,” as the chief executive of state-owned AIB prepares to leave for a (...)