File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Food and Drink Industry Ireland director Paul Kelly said the food and drink industry was more deeply embedded in all regions of the Irish economy than any other manufacturing sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should avoid discriminatory taxes on food and beverages and should support voluntary industry efforts on health and nutrition, Food an(...)

A bad move for Ireland

Britain’s vote on EU membership creates uncertainty for Ireland and the possibility of a British exit – Brexit – is a cause for concern, with many of (...)

Julie O’Neill of Alexion Pharmaceuticals: “I don’t think we are at a stage in the economic recovery where businesses in any sense can afford to give those level of pay cuts [back].” Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s economy is not yet sufficiently recovered to consider reversing cuts in pay imposed during the years of austerity, according to a former pre(...)

The most common minimum standard among all employer organisations was to have at least a 2.1 degree.  Some 69 per cent of indigenous firms and 71 per cent of foreign firms had this requirement. File photograph: Reuters

Some 70 per cent of employers expect at least a 2.1 degree from job applicants, a major new survey shows.The study, published on Wednesday by the Depa(...)

The  Vision for Irish Whiskey strategy says Irish whiskey is no longer about playing to the stereotypes of the “fighting Irish” or about spicing up an Irish coffee.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A bid to kickstart a second golden age of Irish whiskey will be launched by the industry on Tuesday when it publishes an ambitious plan for the sector(...)

Retail sales just 0.9 per cent ahead of the same period last year, when measured by value, finds report.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ibec’s quarterly Retail Monitor survey has revealed a “concerning lack of real growth” in the sector in the first three months of the year, according (...)

Ibec warns that the pipeline of discoveries as they move towards commercialisation will dry up without more blue-skies activity and also wants to see the establishment of a body independent of government to watch how we invest State funding in research

Astrologers always believe that big things will happen when planets align. If Mars, Jupiter and Saturn line up surely that must be a sign that change (...)

Dublin Bus drivers  at the annual May Day demonstration, which coincided with the two-day strike. Siptu and the NBRU have strongly contested claims that their strike action is illegal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union (NBRU) has accused Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus of seeking to intimidate members, in order to prevent them str(...)

NBRU and Siptu members protest outside the Dublin Bus depot in Summerhill this morning. A picket was placed on the depot at 4am where some 240 drivers work. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times 2:30

A trade union has warned legal proceedings being brought by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann over the 48-hour bus strike which started on Friday morning wil(...)