Ormen holds the Irish franchise for Europcar. Photograph: Europcar

Ormen, a group which holds the Irish franchise for car rental brand Europcar, recorded pre-tax profits of €3.73 million for the 12 months ending Au(...)

The Companies Act 2014 is expected to provide significant benefits to companies, in particular smaller firms, by reducing red tape

It’s not often new legislation comes along that is warmly welcomed by the business community. But the Companies Act 2014, which comes into effect in J(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking at the social netoworking site’s Dublin office.

The success of Dublin’s so-called Silicon Docks is a combination of enlightened public policy and the blind luck of good timing. This extract from (...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Frank Miller

A property firm co-owned by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett reported accumulated profits of more than €1.1 million last year.The Fine Gael TD for Dún Lao(...)

Q A recent media article reported that “water meter contractors who cannot find your stopcock, or locate where your water supply comes into the house (...)

A Paris Bakery worker outside the Moore St premises last week. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 1:14

A “loophole in the law” that has left staff and former workers at the popular Paris Bakery in Dublin without wages owed to them needs to be addressed,(...)

LinkedIn has quietly ramped up its head count in Dublin since it opened its international head office in the city in 2010. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Employee numbers in the Dublin office of LinkedIn are now about three times higher than the world’s largest professional network first said it planned(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors has heard from its first witnesses including the former chief executive of The Quinn Group. Liam(...)

Carmel O’Connor, PwC partner, with Ruairí Cosgrove, entity governance and compliance director with PwC

The popular image of the company secretary may be one of a Dickensian figure updating dust-covered registers by hand. They were viewed as people who w(...)

Figures are correct as of May 8th, 2013, according to information gathered from the Companies Registration Office website through Duedil. “Live” indicates trading companies but includes figures for companies that are non-trading but not yet dissolved. Satellite images: Bing Maps, Google Maps. Graphic: John Cassidy/Irish Times Premedia

Setting up a business in Ireland is designed to be easy. With little more than a photocopy of your passport, a utility bill and a few hundred euro (...)