U2: More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the band’s concert in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Giorgio Onorati/EPA

This weekend’s sold-out U2 concert in Croke Park will provide a boost of about €12 million to the local economy, according to figures from Dublin Cham(...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

Passenger numbers at Dublin increased by 13.4% in the first half of 2016, making it the leading performer among the top tier of those airports with more than 25 million passengers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Who would have expected that it would be the Chinese who would slow down the progress of the world’s largest hotel merger, between Marriott and Starwo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: says George Osborne’s announcement on cutting the UK’s corporation tax was “not as dramatic at it might appear”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There will have been alarm bells ringing in Government circles this week at the utterances of British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne, who (...)

Dublin Chamber of Commerce said Ireland must have a  pro-business tax regime to compete with the UK.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin Chamber of Commerce has called on the Government to help bring Ireland’s key business tax rates in line with the UK. Dublin Chamber said the(...)

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath: “The UK has taken a very deliberate policy decision to use tax as a lever to attract new business. Ireland must adapt its offering in the face of this heightened competition.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK has “parked its tanks on the lawn” of Ireland and other European states by announcing its intention to reduce its rate of corporation tax belo(...)

Bruce Springsteen fans queuing up a day early outside Croke Park on Thursday to secure front-row places at Friday night’s gig. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Bruce Springsteen fans are nothing if not loyal and the diehards know their place. Getting a spot in the pit for any concert is usually a chaotic af(...)

Calling all would-be entrepreneurs: grants of up to €6,600 are available to go abroad and learn the ropes from an experienced professional.Under an in(...)