Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Finance Bill gives details of a new stock option scheme for SMEs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tech start-ups and other small businesses will be able to offer key personnel tax-efficient stock options under a new Government scheme designed to he(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has proposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TDs will not have a free vote on controversial drink-driving legislation despite many of the members criticising the proposals. The party d(...)

There was fury in London at a sentence in the OECD document which said that if the Brexit decision was reversed, “the positive impact on growth would be significant.”

The OECD has lobbed a grenade into the Brexit debate, estimating a major hit to growth in 2019 if the UK leaves without a deal and saying that the fli(...)

US president Donald Trump suggested Ireland was dropping its tax rate to 8 per cent. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has described much of the negative media coverage of his administration as fake news but could be accused of the same thing (...)

Construction cranes on Dublin skyline: current forecasts indicate direct property investment will  be less than €2 billion this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The tripling of commercial stamp duty announced in the budget is unlikely to raise anything like the revenue the Government is expecting, two senior p(...)

AIB CEO Bernard Byrne, middle, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange in June following the bank’s successful stock market listing. Advisers to the flotation earned millions of euros in fees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Securities firms Davy, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are understood to have made €1.7 million each acting as the leading financial f(...)

Many are now wondering just how far down the road to completion will a transaction need to be to qualify for the old rate? Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Stories that the exchequer had “lost” millions of euro as commercial property dealers rushed sales through ahead of Tuesday night’s well-flagged incre(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe at RTÉ Radio 1 for Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to the early 1980s, the production of the budget was a major logistical exercise for the Department of Finance. Any change in the draft meant that (...)

 Carton House Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Co Kildare. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nama has used an auction house to sell smaller properties in recent months, as it plots ways to offload its remaining €4 billion in loans and assets. (...)

Since Nama was tasked in 2014 with helping to deliver more homes in Ireland to alleviate undersupply, the agency has delivered almost 5,600 homes, with a further 3,000 under construction

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) expects to provide outsourced services to the Government’s planned Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), w(...)