IDA Ireland has more than 2,700 acres lying vacant, which accounts for more than a quarter of its entire estate portfolio. Photograph: David Sleator

The State investment agency is sitting on an unused land bank the size of 170 Croke Parks. IDA Ireland has more than 2,700 acres lying vacant, which (...)

DUP Leader Arlene Foster (centre) at the Ulster final between Fermanagh and Donegal in Clones, Co Monaghan, Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has become the first leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to attend the Ulster final. Mrs Foster was applauded and cheered by GAA fa(...)

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Cybersecurity company Forcepoint is to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Cork as it focuses on new product development. The company, which(...)

Martin Shanahan, the chief executive of the IDA, estimated that “in excess of 40” companies have chosen to invest in Ireland as a direct result of Britain’s impending exit from the EU

IDA Ireland, the State agency for foreign investment, has recently witnessed “a slowdown of decision making” from potential US investors, due to attem(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

Great buzz: Paul Howard with his beehive in Avoca, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tethered as we are these days to mobile technology, the concept of free time has become nebulous. Far too many of us are always on or always on call. (...)

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open for coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail is a clear attempt to position the party at the centre of debate in the next general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open to coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil is a clear attempt to positio(...)

Chief operating officer at DMS Derek Delaney, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and the IDA’s Kieran Donoghue. Photograph: Maxwells

A financial services company will create 50 new jobs in Tipperary having recently acquired an Irish aviation services company there. DMS Governance, (...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

Minister Heather Humphreys said that for the last few months, she has  been developing proposals to introduce a minimum expiry date of five years on gift vouchers. Photograph: iStock

A fresh set of plans aimed at introducing a minimum expiry date of five years for all gift vouchers has been announced by the Minister for Enterprise (...)

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