Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: “Tax rates of over 50 per cent on average incomes . . . make too many people question whether they would be better off not working at all.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

Ireland’s high income-tax rate is hindering inward investment and the development of new businesses, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovati(...)

Waterford has been given a major employment boost as Nypro Healthcare prepares to establish operations there, creating 200 jobs. The company wi(...)

“It was the Irish government that imposed the farthest-reaching guarantee for its banking system at the start of the crisis – on its own initiative,” said German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

On a dismal Tuesday night, 600 Berliners have braved the snow and a bitter, Siberian wind to fill the Deutsches Theater. Six bankers prowl the (...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “It would be a crazy circumstance if people were being forced out of the workforce to keep up payments.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A number of senior figures in the Coalition yesterday moved to reassure families struggling with unaffordable mortgage debt th(...)

Aidan Punch, assistant director general of CSO and Michael Connolly, National Accounts Division of the CSO at Government Buildings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Yesterday’s 2012 GDP figures from the CSO matched exactly with the expectations of the Government, which had built 0.9 per cen(...)

Milking it: reportedly, sharp practices by supermarkets are common in the grocery trade. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

Food producers and suppliers have said some supermarket chains are still seeking hundreds of thousands of euros from them to g(...)

Karen O'Leary who has been appointed as chief executive of the NCA following an open competition for the position.

The National Consumer Agency has appointed Karen O’Leary as chief executive following an open competition for the position earlier this year. (...)

Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen. Their annual pensions will drop to ¤142,655 when 5 per cent cut is implemented. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In a front page story in The Irish Times last week Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innova(...)

One million euro will be invested in an Irish data analytics centre for researching “big data”, a key area of the government’s job growth plans(...)

The Government are urging people to avoid excessive drinking during St Patrick’s Day festivities. Photograph Johnny Green/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has appealed to people to avoid the excessive drinking that sometimes mars St Patrick’s(...)