The Department of Finance said the performance was consistent with the recovering labour market, solid employment growth and increases in average weekly earnings. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has received a major boost ahead of the forthcoming budget with the latest exchequer returns showing tax revenue running €1.4 billion a(...)

Companies were forced to repay the exchequer a record €21 million in back-tax following more than 200 audits in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

Several multinational firms have been found to be aggressively and improperly claiming tax credits for research and development to lower their corpora(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is likely to face more calls for tax cuts on foot of the latest exchequer numbers .Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tax revenues are now running €1.4 billion ahead of target thanks to a surge in corporation tax payments. Exchequer returns for the first eight months(...)

Former Irish Nationwide  chairman Michael Walsh who told the Banking Inquiry of his  regret at how many families had suffered from the ‘era of austerity’. He accepted many mistakes were made by Irish Nationwide, and other Irish financial institutions.

The former chairman of Irish Nationwide Building Society has expressed his regret about the events that led to the banking crisis in Ireland but said (...)

Niamh Randall, national spokesperson for the Simon Communities. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Urgent action is needed to tackle rent prices in the private sector to alleviate the worsening problem of homelessness, a national charity said. Publi(...)

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(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

Brian Keegan of Chartered Accountants Ireland says non-executive directors of non-commercial bodies are already entitled to claim tax relief on their expenses

Fiona Reddan Tax experts have called on the Government to bring the concept of the “normal place of work” into the 21st century, by updating rules on (...)