Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

Ictu’s Patricia King Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

The head of Ireland’s largest trade union movement has called on companies to use increasing profit margins to rectify “wage stagnation and wage cuts”(...)

Dublin port. The availability of world-class infrastructure in telecommunications, energy, water and transport is necessary to support sustainable growth.

They say economic forecasters are like cross-eyed javelin throwers – they don’t win many accuracy contests but they keep the crowd’s attention. Rememb(...)

Let’s build: €15 billion of  bank capital should be invested in Irish infrastructure over the coming years – in social housing, public transport, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and human skills.

There is a simple solution to directly funding an immediate major social housing programme and other infrastructure. It is to use the billions already(...)

The National Competitiveness Council has recommended replacing the current system of commercial rates and vacant site levies with a site value tax.

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has recommended replacing the current system of commercial rates and vacant site levies with a site value t(...)

Efforts to boost the competitiveness of the economy need to be redoubled at national level or there is a risk of repeating the mistakes of the past an(...)

Protecting the recovery

Record low interest rates, a weak euro and low oil prices have hugely contributed to Ireland’s export-led economic recovery. All these developments ar(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Colm McCarthy: The UCD economist  regularly lambasts the supports given to the wind energy industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The intervention this week of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) in the debate over wind energy throws the spotlight once again on the level o(...)