Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Did Michael Noonan get beaten up by a Greek when he was younger? Perhaps it is just our wily Minister for Finance’s facetious way, but he seems to rev(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: he is to call on the Government to further reduce income tax at the next budget and to invest heavily in infrastructure. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Business has no interest in a return to one-size-fits-all national pay agreements, the head of the employers group Ibec is expected to state today.In(...)

 Enda Kenny will insist the Coalition remains committed to reform on the basis of accountability and transparency. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today tell an employers’ group the Coalition will not return to the “old culture” of deals struck between interest groups (...)

Anne O’Leary, CEO Vodafone: will be discussing the need to think big in order to fulfil your potential. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If those of us possessed of two X chromosomes find ourselves feeling a little bit special this week, it could be because of the hundreds of events tak(...)

The employers’ group Ibec has said there is no justification for increasing the current national minimum wage of €8.65 at this time.It said an inappro(...)

Senators criticised Ibec and the US Chamber of Commerce for joining a major cigarette company in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for ciga(...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir: chair of the new Low Pay Commission which will advise the Government on the rate of the national minimum wage. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former banker and HSE Board member Dr Donal de Buitléir has been made chair of the Government’s new Low Pay Commission. The commission will advise the(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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“The (European) Commission went to the industry lobby groups and asked if more transparent labelling would cost more, so of course it said it would,” said Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Agriculture has expressed serious reservations about proposals before the European Parliament which would force producers to supply (...)