Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Another week has trundled by and still the corridors of Government buildings remain eerily quiet – but some cracks in the ice of the current impasse s(...)

Northern Ireland’s hopes of attracting more companies to invest in the North by introducing a new, lower rate of corporation tax in 2018 “would be rev(...)

Brexit could have a huge impact on Northern Ireland’s tourism industry, says the report by economist Paul MacFlynn. Photograph: Derek Cullen

Brexit represents a “disproportionate risk for Northern Ireland in the short to medium term” as the North is likely to be the region “most affected” b(...)

One in every two female workers on a temporary contract is low paid while one in every four of those women is on a permanent contract

Six out of ten low paid workers are female, according to an analysis by the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). In a special section of its qua(...)

In the Republic, the economy “continues to improve” although vulnerabilities remain

The Republic can expect a “steady decrease” in unemployment with the rate dropping to 8.3 per cent this year and 7.8 per cent next year, according to (...)

Ireland should introduce a tax on certain financial transactions and use the money raised to target long term poverty, inequality and global warming, says a civil society group. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland should introduce a tax on certain financial transactions and use the money raised to target long term poverty, inequality and global warming, (...)

Unions representing workers in the private sector should be in a position to seek pay rises of between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent next year, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said.

Unions representing workers in the private sector should be in a position to seek pay rises of between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent next year, the Iris(...)

Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain.

Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain. The German discounter las(...)

EU ambassador to the US David O’Sullivan: was speaking at an event in Dublin about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  currently being negotiated. Photograph: Sara Freund

There will be no “watering down” of standards on consumer, health, labour or environmental protection under a proposed new trade agreement between the(...)

Bogus self-employment has been a long-running issue in the construction sector.  Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire.

Who do you work for? In the sepia-tinted days of the traditional workplace, it was an easy answer. Work, for the most part, involved a single firm, a (...)