“From my perspective as Minister for Finance, the Budget is part of a much broader strategy to manage the economy for growth and job creation,” said Michael Noonan. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA 3:54

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has vowed not to increase taxes on workers and said his tax reform plan would deliver 15,000 jobs.Mr Noonan told d(...)

The Government’s draft strategy for the IFSC has targeted 10,000 new jobs over five years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government’s plan to frame a new strategy for the IFSC out to 2020, drew more than 100 submissions from interested parties late last year. A draft(...)

The debate on developing states had moved from overseas development aid to international tax policies in the past ten years.

The United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has criticised Irish tax policies which have had a negative impact on poo(...)

The International Financial Services Centre: employs 35,000 people in Dublin hub and a further 10,000 outside the capital. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

When the International Financial Services Centre began life in 1987 it had just three companies, employing 55 people. If a strategy drawn up for the G(...)

The  IFSC, Dublin: the draft strategy document puts a strong focus on driving employment among financial technology companies. Photograph:  David Sleator

A new strategy for the IFSC aimed at creating 10,000 additional jobs over the next five years has been drawn up for the Government and is set to be c(...)

Simon Harris: a key to any discussions on the Greek debt programme will be the issue of debt sustainability

Ireland was in a decidedly different position to Greece, Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris told the Seanad.“This is not to make the flippant(...)

Independent Senator David Norris put his face on the front of 2,000 Christmas cards.

Nine ministers were among the 47 Oireachtas members who used the Leinster House printing service to produce personalised Christmas cards, documents re(...)

Jonathon Lowey has been appointed chairman of the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) for a two-year term.

JP Morgan Ireland’s chief financial officer (CFO) Jonathon Lowey has been appointed chairman of the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI(...)

Goldman Sachs   was appointed by the Department of Finance following a tender process. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Goldman Sachs is to advise the Government in relation to State-owned AIB on a pro bono basis.The US investment bank was appointed by the Department of(...)

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This year the winner of Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz will receive a pair of flights from Dublin to London, courtesy of London City Airport along(...)