The average sum given by parents to their “generation rent” offspring is £17,500, or 7 per cent of purchase price

There’s a new bank in town and it’s a force to be reckoned with. It didn’t have a big launch and there’s been no expensive advertising campaign, but B(...)

 Central Bank Governor  Philip Lane  . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Central Bank has published details of its salary structures, pay scales and human resource policies for the first time in a bid to boost transpare(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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TODAY Results: Delta Air Lines. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Nov). TOMORROW Results: Bank of America; eBay; First Bancorp; IBM; Morgan (...)

Wrong to think David Cameron could magic up a brand new EU after a few chats with Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker. - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

To Brexit or not to Brexit is now the biggest question in those parts of the British Isles not ruled from Dublin. The latest opinion poll for the Lond(...)

The International Labour Organisation found men were paid more than women in all 38 countries examined. The biggest pay gap was in the US, where women earn $64.20 on average for every $100 earned by a man

Should women be paid less than men? The answer would obviously seem to be no. Yet it seems wage disparities are still alive, well and even widening(...)

 Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

Companies with more than 250 employees will be required to publish the gender pay gap under proposed regulations published on Tuesday

UK business groups have expressed reservations about British prime minister David Cameron’s proposal to make companies publish the difference in the a(...)

NI Finance Minister  Arlene Foster.  Her first budget has cross-party support.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s proposed “fantasy budget”, which won cross party support on Wednesday in Stormont, will buy the Executive “a little breathing space(...)

The Digital Hub is currently home to 89 digital enterprises, with some 650 full-time employees

Paul Holden has been reappointed as chairman of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) for a further two years. Mr Holden, who has served as chairm(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)