Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Under EU law, vessels must use fuels with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 per cent after this year. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Irish Continental Group plans to pass on the full cost of higher fuel prices it will incur as a result of new air pollution rules on the English Chan(...)

Dr Michael Smurfit, the former chief executive of the Jefferson Smurfit Group, has described as “very lamentable” the financial difficulties faced by (...)

The majority of Irish SME exporters expect sales to improve this year, according to a report commissioned by AIB. With exports accounting for almost 4(...)

Food Island

It’s the year of the French, for Martin Ormonde, sales manager with Swift Fine Foods, a Monaghan-based producer of chilled and frozen ready mea(...)

Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum:  Linda Lai, special representative for Hong Kong Economic Trade Affairs to the European Union, and Minister of State for  Trade and Development Joe Costello

Irish exports to China are expected to rise by 11 per cent per annum until 2030, the Irish Exporters Association said last week as the lobby gr(...)

Taxis and private vehicles line up outside Mandalay International airport  in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The Dublin-based engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firm PM Group has won a major contract with the Asian De(...)

John Whelan pictured at the Irish Exporters Association  head office in Merrion Square in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

John Whelan, former chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), is to join AIB as the bank’s export sector specialist.Explaining the mov(...)

Irish export firms reported a rise in sales for 2013, but warned that rising costs would hit business.  Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

Almost two-thirds of Irish exporters grew their sales in 2013, a new report from the Irish Exporters Association has found. The report found th(...)

Emma Jane Geraghty of the Liberian Solidarity Group and Ifrah Ahmed, campaigner on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation at yesterday’s  Africa-Ireland Economic Conference at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland must move away from a donor-recipient relationship with Africa towards one of partnership and collaboration, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign(...)