Jean-Claude Juncker, EPP Elected Candidate for President EU Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission’s investigations into tax deals offered by the Irish, Dutch and Luxembourg governments comes at an interesting time in the lif(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s  secretary general Robert Watt: how should he be expending his energies? Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It seems the Government could shave up to €16 billion from the public sector pension bill if it was to break the automatic link between pensions and p(...)

As chief executive Kevin Lane was keen to point out, the international success of Kerrygold and other milk products bodes well for the end of quotas next year

Kerrygold butter, the bellwether of the Irish dairy industry, seems to be going from strength to strength. According to the Irish Dairy Board, (...)

If the department and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan abide by the logic of the numbers, the economy will need to grow by 4.7 per cent next year to cancel out the proposed adjustment of €2 billion

The Stability Pact Update, published by the Department of Finance on Tuesday, essentially amounts to the opening salvo in the budgetary war. (...)

Mary Barra,  chief executive of General Motors  is scheduled to testify at a US congressional hearing  into why GM took more than a decade to recall vehicles linked with a  dozen deaths. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Toyota’s claim to be the “best-built cars in the world” was severely dented in 2010 when it recalled millions of vehicles over uncontrolled acc(...)

While company accounts may be true and fair, do they really portray a view that is understandable to the ordinary person?

Do you know your accruals from your Ebitda, amortisation from depreciation? If you do, congratulations. For most people though, the annual acco(...)

Vodafone, the world’s second-largest wireless carrier, agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Ono in a €7.2 billion deal to boost TV and broadband offerings. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Vodafone is a telecoms giant on track to realise its ambition of becoming a broadband and television platform provider. Soon there will be litt(...)

Gervais Williams stock-picked Fyffes and DCC as his favourites in Ireland. Photograph: Bloomberg

Gervais Williams has always been one of the canniest investors in small market cap companies, mainly in the UK, but also in the Republic. Duri(...)

Glanbia has reported strong results for 2013, boasting powerful growth in revenue and profit

Glanbia has reported strong results for 2013, boasting powerful growth in revenue and profit. This is despite struggling Dairy Ireland and Ing(...)

Laragh Consulting Ltd, with an address in Finglas, was a company set up by Frank Flannery in February 2007. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is usually a good idea in journalism, as in most walks of life, bar probably accountancy, not to get too bogged down in detail. Nevertheles(...)