The advice offered to the Government by tax advisers to major US multinational companies in Ireland is scarcely surprising. Tax Executives Institute ((...)

The High Court will a seek preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on a challenge by Permanent TSB shareholders to the constitutionality(...)

The number of mortgage accounts in arrears is continuing to fall as more restructuring agreements are put in place, Department of Finance figures show(...)

Gerry Quinlan: recovering mentally from illnesses “is actually the hardest part of it all”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Gerry Quinlan has always been fairly fit and during his 52 years has completed 10 marathons. But two years ago the Dubliner, who is married to Louise (...)

The European Central Bank  in Frankfurt Main, Germany – weak and disappointing European growth has become one of life’s constants: one that leaves the euro area extremely vulnerable to shocks, even small ones. EPA/Boris Roessler

Hints of economic recovery are turning into solid evidence. For a while now, various short-term indicators have been suggestive of something of a pick(...)

A pick-up in consumer spending has been forecast consistently for more than a year but has yet to appear.

Some time ago, economist and columnist John Kay examined the record of 34 British forecasters over a seven-year period. His analysis revealed two thin(...)

Fergal O’Brien, Ibec’s head of policy and chief economist said, “Ireland’s economic recovery is set to continue; more importantly it’s becoming more broad-based

Ibec says the economy will expand by 3.1 per cent this year and nearly 4 per cent next year. In its latest economic outlook, the employer’s group said(...)

Overhauling Justice

A culture of secrecy and aloofness, combined with poor management, inadequate oversight and a lack of personal accountability has eroded confidence in(...)

Seán Quinn. Although his family able to build up a clandestine 28 per cent stake in Anglo Irish Bank using contracts for difference, Ireland has yet to introduce disclosure rules that would require investors to abide by stock exchange disclosure rules once they have accumulated a 3 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has yet to introduce rules requiring investors in contracts for difference (CFD) to disclose their positions, despite the role the derivatives(...)

Hiqa contends that it received official approval as far back as 2007 to appoint its directors on the salary scale of assistant secretaries in the Civil Service

The Government is set to reduce the exchequer allocation to health service safety watchdog Hiqa to recoup overpayments it is accused of making to se(...)