Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

More than two and a half years after Apple first announced it would invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, it all came down to a judicial re(...)

Hotelier Noel O’Callaghan, whose Dublin properties include the Davenport Hotel, has sold his hotel in Maryland, US. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Noel O’Callaghan, a hotelier whose group includes the Davenport and the Alexander in Dublin, has sold his only US hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. The O(...)

The Key Employee Engagement Programme (Keep) would “support SMEs in their efforts to attract and retain key employees”, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Key staff with share options in tech start-ups and other small businesses will pay less tax on these, and delay paying the bill, under a new scheme th(...)

Pier jumpers enjoying the weather in Creevy, Co Donegal. The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate, which State officials had suggested might be scrapped in Budget(...)

Television news reporters broadcast reports on Spanish stock prices from the Madrid Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Global shares fluctuated slightly on Wednesday ahead of the release of minutes for the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. Traders in Europe were so(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  announced a tripling of the stamp duty payable by purchasers in commercial property transactions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced commercial stamp duty refunds to purchasers of residential sites, if they start building homes on t(...)

Chef Richard Corrigan’s group has accumulated losses of about €1.5 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A bounce in sales at celebrity chef Richard Corrigan’s Irish operations, which include the Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, helped overall revenues at hi(...)

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, from Belfast, own two of the best cocktail bars in New York: Dead Rabbit and BlackTail. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While there is a renewed vibrancy to some urban parts of Ireland’s pub industry, it can be abroad that the Irish make their biggest mark in this secto(...)

Paddy McKillen Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

A company controlled by property developer Paddy McKillen earned a management fee of £5 million (€5.6 million) last year from the Maybourne hotel grou(...)

 Claudia Marshall, head of Ikea in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Listen up, because here follows an irrefutable life hack. If you want to test the true strength of your marriage/relationship/friendship with someone,(...)