The decision to increase the amount available to companies means that from next year, an expected 10,000 Irish firms will have access to funding under Cosme

Additional funding of €230 million has been made available to Irish SMEs under an agreement between the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI(...)

For Ireland the important thing is to get something signed up to by both the UK and EU which will ensure no return of a ‘hard Border’ no matter what way the Brexit talks end. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Where are we on the issue of the Irish Border after Brexit? We are reaching one of the crunch points – and there is potential for serious tensions b(...)

Germany’s Social Democratic Party is pressing for the German parliament, the Bundestag (above), to block Ireland’s plans for an early repayment of bailout loans totalling €5.5 billion. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

After a starring role in the Paradise Papers, Ireland will next week face attempts in Berlin to extend its stay in financial purgatory. Germany’s Soc(...)

  Winning contract: The five routes in Waterford  have been run by Bus Éireann for decades. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Bus Éireann has emerged as the surprise winner for the first public tender for bus services outside of Dublin run by the National Transport Authority,(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy, Steve Wall  and Victor Finn at the launch of a new report for the IMRO. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook should be legally compelled to remunerate fairly musicians whose work is uploaded to their services, ac(...)

The scheme allows the State to provide aid for transferring the assets and liabilities of a failing credit union to an acquirer. Photograph: Collins

The European Commission has reauthorised until May 2018 the extension of the Irish scheme for the orderly winding-up of credit unions. The commission’(...)

Polish nationalists lit flares as they took part in a demonstration under the slogan ‘We want God’ as part of Polish Independence Day celebrations in Warsaw on Saturday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Far-right movements thrive on publicity and fight to extend their influence by ensuring their propaganda becomes accepted as a “normal” part of politi(...)

Global, regional and national health workforce demand is expected to increase in the years ahead, Minister for Health Simon Harris said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emerging and accelerating global and regional shortages of healthcare professionals present a significant strategic risk to the effective functioning (...)

he European Commission’s refusal to establish target timeframes for its antitrust investigations is a clear example of “double standards”, Brian Hayes MEP said on Tuesday, given its strict stance on a timeframe for the Apple state aid recovery. Photograph: CJ GUNTHER/EPA

The European Commission’s refusal to establish target timeframes for its antitrust investigations is a clear example of “double standards”, Brian Hay(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

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