PwC said Dublin will have the highest growth rates in revenue per hotel room this year and next

Balancing the recovery story with ongoing special pleadings for support is always a tricky business, and it seems that hotels are struggling to frame (...)

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver was hauled over the coals at a treasury committe meeting in Westminster. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

The rather belated interest being shown by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in HSBC’s Swiss banking operation is welcome. It is hard, however, not (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: EU rules will still limit what Ministers can plan to spend next year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The exchequer returns for February, due to be published today, look certain to show another strong month for the government finances. Rising employmen(...)

Minister for Children, James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke

As reported on Friday, Minister for Children James Reilly (pictured) is looking at whether he can prevent any firm that has a contract with a tobacco (...)

Malin has decided to target the funding needs of privately held early-stage life sciences business.

The Elan gene pool delivers once again. It would be wrong to suggest that the business – since subsumed into generics and over-the-counter specialist (...)

In 2010, Cadbury/Kraft employed 1,130 people here. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Kraft swooped on Cadbury back in 2009 there was trepidation at what this might mean for the chocolate company’s workforce here. There was great w(...)

Were Anglo Irish Bank to be audited today the results would be largely the same as they were in 2007 and 2008, Professor Éamonn Walsh told the banking inquiry. Photograh: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The glacial pace at which the accountancy profession has responded to its failings was highlighted by UCD accounting Professor Éamonn Walsh at the ban(...)

Brian O’Cathain, Chief Executive Officer, at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Petroceltic’s Brian O’Cathain can pat himself on the back for a job well done after comprehensively seeing off a challenge yesterday from activist inv(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh: told an Oireachtas committee he would be ‘crazy’ to extending from five years to a significantly longer period the guarantee that Aer Lingus Heathrow slots will be used only to service Irish routes. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The wrangling over Aer Lingus looks set to continue for another while after the Government effectively pitched the ball back into bidder IAG’s court t(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG. As management, unions and IAG met yesterday, there is a sense that workers at the airline are open to the possibility of a change of ownership.

For just a moment, it appeared that Aer Lingus workers were giving the Government the green light for a decision to proceed with a sale of Aer Lingus.(...)