The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, passed in the Dáil on Thursday, now goes to the Seanad, where it is expected to go through quickly and become law by the end of the year, Deputy Thomas  Pringle said.

Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil on Thursd(...)

Ulster Bank has become the latest backer of BGF. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

A UK venture capital firm that set up an Irish unit late last year has said it is targeting its first equity investment in a SME within months, as Uls(...)

Demand for rented accommodation in Ireland has doubled over the past five years. Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

Avestus Capital Partners, the real estate investment company founded by four former Quinlan Private executives, has raised an initial €160 million of (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said refocusing would aid in the delivery of Project Ireland 2040, a €116bn national development plan unveiled in February. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has decided to refocus the €8 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from a broad investment strategy to focus on dealing wit(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wants to shift the focus to what he calls the Government’s “budgetary stance”, presumably to stop the endless speculation about what the Government can or will have to spend

What is the Summer Economic Statement? The Summer Economic Statement (SES) sets out, in broad terms, the Government’s financial position ahead of th(...)

 Tánaiste  Simon Coveney and Port of Cork chairman John Mullins at the launch of the Port of Cork’s  container terminal development in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

A new €80 million container terminal for the Port of Cork in Ringaskiddy will help secure Cork as an international gateway for trade well into the fu(...)

Whiskey distilleries are playing an ever more vital role within the Irish economy, according to Ilen River Partners. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

A new fund with more than €10 million of capital has been launched for whiskey distilleries and businesses across Ireland. Whiskey magnate John Teeli(...)

Paschal Donohoe will set aside the first €500 million as part of the next budget,  which will be announced in October. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has committed to putting €3 billion into the State’s so-called rainy day fund by 2021, but said the aspiration w(...)

11/01/2018  NEWS.Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Exepnditure & Reform   at the  funeral  Peter Sutherland  at the Church  of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The State will aim to set aside €8 billion in its new “rainy day fund” over the medium term to help shield its booming economy from any potential shoc(...)

Economic growth: Klaus Regling said Ireland had made an impressive recovery from the crisis, with the highest growth rate in Europe last year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

The Government needs to be careful not to overheat the economy by boosting investment spending too quickly in October’s budget. That is the warning fr(...)

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