Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA: “Time and again, overseas companies cite Ireland’s ‘ease of doing business’ as one of the most compelling factors in their decision to invest here.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland was the third least complex country for multinationals to do business in in 2014, according to TMF Group’s Global Benchmark Complexity Index(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said announcement was great boost for Mid West

An online ticket company is to create 100 jobs by doubling its workforce as part of a three-year expansion plan, it has announced. The Viagogo Group s(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English and Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, at the launch of SFI’s review of important milestones and achievements for 2014 and  its plans for 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its annual plan for 2015 as well as a review of key milestones and achievements during 2014. The coming(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  hosted a dinner with the IDA for more than 40 business executives at a Davos hotel last night. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there will be no change to the current cap on bankers’ pay, following the resignation of David Duffy as chief executive of A(...)

British chancellor George Osborne, in Davos, welcomed the quantitative easing announcement but said it was not sufficient for a European recovery. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stimulus package announced by the ECB should have several beneficial effects for Ireland, according to Government sources. The expected weakening (...)

An Bord Pleanála’s oral hearing into the proposed expansion of Galway Harbour has finished its sixth day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway Harbour’s proposed expansion is contrary to State policy and will “undermine” Shannon-Foynes Port, the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing has heard.(...)

John Herlihy of Google photographed at their Barrow Street Dublin Headquarters in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

This extract from a new book - Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub - details how one of the area’s landmark tenants was lured to(...)

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 (...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)