Intel in Leixlip: the company recently invested $5 billion (€4.4 billion) in upgrading the plant. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

When a company announces it is going to cut 11 per cent of its workforce, it is assumed that all parts of the business will feel the pinch. Intel did (...)

Mushrooms  at the Highline farm, Canada’s largest mushroom grower, in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Phtograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Umami. Sounds like an awkward yoga position. But shareholders who turned up to Fyffes’ annual general meeting know better. The tropical fruit importe(...)

Eir said it could  cover 300,000 of the affected properties. That undermined the plan put forward by Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Doing business in certain parts of the State is almost impossible, so poor are the lines of communication. That has been the driving force behind an a(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says criticism may undermine efforts to restore the inflation needed for higher interest rates. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Central Bank governor Philip Lane steered a steady course through his first press conference since taking office in November, in succession to Patrick(...)

Those in households with earnings above €100,000 pay more than half of all income tax, according to Revenue

The dealings between the Revenue Commissioners and more highly paid professionals have always been a bit opaque. Those in the PAYE system are, like al(...)

Joe Papa (above) has been tapped by rival Valeant to fill the shoes vacated by Canadian Mike Pearson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Perrigo, the over-the-counter drugs specialist that moved its domicile to Ireland when it took over the rump of Elan’s business in 2013, is losing its(...)

The story, or the most recent part of it, goes back to late last year, when Stobart first announced  it was examining its corporate structure

All is not well at Stobart, the airline that runs the Aer Lingus regional network. Respected airline executive Tim Jeans has left as non-executive cha(...)

At a time when Intel employees would no doubt welcome some comforting words, the failure of many of Ireland’s biggest mouthpieces to say anything at all is troubling

Ireland Inc’s biggest cheerleaders were unusually quiet following the news that Intel is to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide. IDA Ireland and the American Ch(...)

US president Barack Obama arrives at Downing Street to meet with British prime minister David Cameron on Friday in what is expected to be his last official visit to England as president. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

As Barack Obama touched down in London this week, all eyes were on the US president’s comments on the forthcoming British referendum on EU membership.(...)

National Competitiveness Council report comes in advance of the Brexit referendum in June, which could further weaken sterling and inflict yet more pain on the crucial export sector. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA Wire

As the political dithering continues over the formation of the next government, a new report on escalating costs in a myriad of sectors should stand a(...)