Some 42% of companies reported increased employment levels in the past three months. Just 9% of firms reported a drop in headcount.   All but one industry sector surveyed reported a stronger positive jobs balance than three months earlier. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Business sentiment declined slightly in the second quarter as output growth eased and there were concerns over economic and political developments in(...)

Accountant Alan Hynes: his hearing was heard over 14 days last year

For journalists used to dealing with the courts and public inquiries, the recently-ended hearings of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Chartered Accoun(...)

The construction sector was the only notable exception to the trend for subdued costs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish companies reported “steady rather than spectacular” increases in activity in the second quarter, according to the latest business sentiment ind(...)

Brendan Lenihan: spoke at a lunch in Luxembourg

The bean counters are on the march again in their campaign for regulations to govern the use of the term “accountant”.As bizarre as it sounds, anybody(...)

Company advertising budgets are often subject to slash-and-burn when the economy deteriorates, but what happens when conditions improve?The Associatio(...)

This is management consultant Larkin’s fifth title. It is subtitled “30 Core Elements of Leadership”. It is split into three parts, the first focusing(...)

“The international issue is the way we regulate and supervise the auditors of our biggest and riskiest companies . . . The matter now rests with Minister for Reform Brendan Howlin to make the arrangements to have direct public supervision in this area.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accountants have been in the news recently and in a way that everyone from the man in the street to the US senate now has a view about tax structures (...)