Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland. Ministerial briefing notes warned  the bulk of  cuts under the employment control framework would fall on the State agency

Enterprise Ireland (EI), the State agency responsible for job creation among indigenous exporters, is seeking 55 voluntary redundancies and retirement(...)

Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told there is no legal basis for it to examine the tax evasion claims made by a civil servant in the Depa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Mr Kenny today said Mr Bruton’s department had not been in contact with  current Attorney General Maire Whelan about a report containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians and others since she was appointed in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has not been in contact with Attorney General Máire Whelan about a file containing allegations of ta(...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

1971:Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthorised fina(...)

Independent TD and PAC member Shane Ross yesterday said the issue presented a “very serious situation”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The fact that the TDs accused of tax evasion in the dossier provided to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) belong to another era may go some way to l(...)

OpenText  is currently ranked as the number one Canadian software company

Canadian software firm OpenText is to create up to 105 highly-skilled roles in Cork over the next two years.The company, which produces and distribute(...)

Teleflex chairman and chief executive Benson Smith (second from left) with (from left) executive VP Liam Kelly, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

US medical devices company Teleflex has said that it plans to create a 100 high-skilled jobs over the next three years at its operation in Athlone, br(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 6:13

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)

Danske Bank is getting ready to sell some  4,000 small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) loans. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government is thought to be considering legislation to make it easier for businesses that owe money to banks exiting the Republic to refinance tho(...)