The Department of Education and Science in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Five secondary school teachers last year received lump sums of more than €150,000 when retiring from the profession, new figures show.Data provided by(...)

The data also indicated sales rose by 6.8 per cent on an annual basis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Retail sales fell by 0.9 per cent last month - the third largest monthly fall in over a year - as sales of cars, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers(...)

Consumer prices rose again in March. Photograph: Eric Luke

Inflation turned positive again last month, with the latest figures from the (...)

Mark Fielding:  “The fact that the larger business, the more likely they are to charge interest, shows the complete failure of legislation to help smaller enterprises.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Isme, the small business lobby group, says regulations to encourage prompt payment of business debts to small firms are a “failure”. The organisation (...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said the organisation’s latest business confidence survey showed a sharp difference between firms exporting to overseas markets and operating domestically. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The Irish business environment remains challenging but small and medium enterprises are increasingly confident that things are getting better. The qua(...)

Minister for Small Business John Perry: “Companies providing goods and services need cash flow certainty and are entitled to expect their payments will be made in a timely manner.”

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) has welcomed the publication of a new code of conduct for prompt payments, but said big busi(...)

A new organisation set up to represent the interests of GPs has said it does not intend to poach members from the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).How(...)