Aer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an additional 32 paid days off.

MARTIN WALL, Industry CorrespondentAer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an add(...)

The cost of living increased slightly last month compared with December 2012 but prices were unchanged compared to November, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office .

The cost of living increased slightly last month compared with December 2012 but prices were unchanged compared to November, figures released by th(...)

While business confidence among small- and medium-sized enterprises has increased significantly in the last year, economic uncertainty is at the lowest level since 2007. Photograph: Collins Photos

Uncertainty about the economic environment remains a major concern for business owners, with an upturn not being felt equally across all sectors, acco(...)

Brendan Ogle, secretary of the ESB Group of Unions: “Why there are drawings of me in the papers pulling out the Christmas lights, I don’t know.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Potential strike action at the ESB will not lead to a Christmas blackout although the exact timing of any power cuts has yet to be outlined, the secre(...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said today’s budget would go some way towards helping Ireland to regain its competitiveness. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reaction from the business community to today’s budget was mixed. The retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector was broadly welc(...)

Small and medium-sized businesses expect further improvements in trading conditions over the coming year, according to the latest quarterly business (...)

Innovation Talk

Why do we have universities? What are they for and who are they meant to serve? It seems they are being pulled first in one direction and then in anot(...)

Isme chief executive Mark Fielding: “We need more specific structured training and workshops, mentoring, business networking and incubation space, together with on-the-job experience while studying.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish business students are not being prepared adequately for life in the entrepreneurial world, with universities “paying lip service” to education i(...)

Word cloud: the words Irish people use most online when talking about supermarkets. The larger the type, the more often the word is used. Source: Olytico

Irish people hate to speak ill of the dead, so the lavish praise heaped on Superquinn this week when the final nail was hammered into its coffin was h(...)

Frank Mulcahy, former chief executive of Isme in the 1990s.

Readers of a certain age will remember Frank Mulcahy, the former chief executive of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme), who was(...)