France’s president Francois Hollande smiles during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

France’s cash-strapped government was attacked from left and right today over plans to cut family benefit payouts by tying them for the first time in (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 6:13

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)

Cranes once again etch the skylines of Dublin and other major Irish cities which will no doubt flash brightly with Christmas lights in the coming week(...)

 John Flynn, chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association. Photograph:   Colm Mahady / Fennells

Irish venture capital firms need to raise €750 million to support indigenous technology firms grow their business, industry leaders were told tonight.(...)

In just two weeks time, we’ll all be feeling that little bit richer, or poorer, depending on the outcome of Budget 2015. Though not many kites (...)

I own a property in the UK but reside here. I was recently alerted by a headline, “Non-residents to pay capital gains tax on UK house sales”. I quote (...)

Are you one of Standard Life’s  60,000 Irish shareholders? If so you could be  set to make almost €1,000 from the investment group’s redistribution of its proceeds from the sale of its Canadian business.

Shareholders in Standard Life are in line for a windfall of almost €1,000 each after the Scottish based fund manager announced it would return £1.75 b(...)

Michael Noonan: people with an income in excess of €60,000 should no longer be entitled to reduced rates of USC despite being over the age of 70. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

People aged 70 or over whose aggregate income for the year is €60,000 or less pay a reduced rate of USC (...)

Dublin’s docklands has been the centre of attention for many property investors recently

It’s back. With international investors ploughing into commercial property, it could be a good time to take a punt on Irish property. But how c(...)

Have you any further information about Danske Bank, as their internet banking facility seems to be restr(...)