Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

The Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation has confirmed the grocery regulations, drafted over concerns big grocery chains were being heavy-handed with suppliers, are about to be be signed by Richard Bruton. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

The Government is set to expedite the introduction of new regulations governing relationships between supermarkets and suppliers before the election.(...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Royal County Down golf club. More than 80,000 golf fans will gathering to see some of the world’s top golfers compete. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The Irish Open is expected to be a sell-out this week, with more than 80,000 golf fans gathering in Co Down to see some of the world’s top golfers com(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: received representations by pharma lobbyists complaining about pricing policy.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), the main lobby group for drug companies, insists it “stands over” its claim that 500 jobs we(...)

 The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Dublin lost €1.8 million, according to the audit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equipment for a cross-border high-speed broadband project was bought for €1.3 million using public funds when the true value was €30,000, Northern Ire(...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Photograph: Dave Sleator/Irish Times

A Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer has unveiled plans for a new €40 mil factory which will create 200 new jobs over the next five years.Combilif e(...)

Five Government Departments, including Health, have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling more than €1 billion. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four Government departments have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling almost €500 million, in addition to the record €680 requir(...)