John DeLorean, the innovative car maker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the short-lived gull-winged sports car in Belfast. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) was “seduced” into pumping at least £77 million into the DeLorean car project in Belfast, even though there were str(...)

In a joint statement, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said: “Looking to the future, it is important that we look beyond consolidation and continue to put in place the conditions that will allow the economy to grow sustainably and facilitate further job growth.”

The prospect of tax cuts next year has improved according to official figures which show that the Government will comfortably exceed its deficit targe(...)

Dan Flinter will become chairman  of The Irish Times on January 1st, 2014

Dan Flinter has been appointed a non-executive director of The Irish Times Limited and will succeed David Went as chairman from January 1st, 2014. Mr (...)

Home truths: Joseph Morrin in Ballina, ‘a lovely town to live in and to visit’. Photograph: Henry Wills

I love Ballina, my home town, in Co Mayo. It is picturesque, with the beautiful River Moy running through it, and has few if any ghost estates. There (...)

Today, Ireland is host to 1,033 multinational corporations. They directly employ 152,785 and account for 70 per cent or €122.5bn of exports. It’s a st(...)

Ireland’s brain drain

We do know how many have emigrated from Ireland since 2008 – over 200,000 have left the country since the onset of recession. But we know much less ab(...)

Mr Justice Hedigan held the IDA was entitled to compulsorily acquire land where it considered development was likely to take place and that Mr Reid was fully aware of the its reasons.

A farmer has lost his High Court action aimed at stopping the Industrial Development Authority from acquiring lands he and his family have worked for (...)

Probing tax policy
  • Economy
  • September 16, 2013, 01:00

The European Commission has begun an informal, preliminary inquiry to establish whether Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands may be in breach of st(...)

Frank O’Reilly (left) at a reception to announce building plans in TCD in 1988 with then  provost Dr WA Watts

Insofar as there is such a thing as “the purple” in Irish Catholic society, then Francis Joseph Charles O’Reilly, known to family, friends and colleag(...)

Councillors in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown voted to rezone land to allow for the expansion of biopharmaceutical company Amgen and its neighbour the National Rehabilitation Hospital.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Councillors in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown tonight voted to rezone land to allow for the expansion of biopharmaceutical company Amgen and its neighb(...)