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 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: The windfall was driven by a number of big payments from multinationals in the tech and pharma sectors, the Department of Finance confirmed.

The Government took in a record €3.1 billion in corporation tax in one month in November, nearly 30 per cent more than expected. The windfall was dri(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

Director of economics and statistics at the Central Bank Mark Cassidy. Photograph: James Forde

The Central Bank is predicting sterling will drop in value to near-parity with the euro in the event of a no-deal Brexit, heaping further pain on Iris(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor  at the launch of the Government’s  education plan  at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to press ahead with plans to make geography an optional subject for junior cycle students despite opposition from teachers and acade(...)

Ibec said any new SSIA-type savings scheme would have to work on a countercyclical basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers’ group Ibec has called for a new SSIA-type savings scheme to allow households benefiting from economic growth to save more. Chief executive(...)

Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Employers’ group Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy, suggesting the current (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy, who has warned of slowing growth in the Irish economy this year due to competitiveness constraints and Brexit uncertainties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Employers’ group Ibec is predicting a major slowdown in growth this year as the Irish economy approaches full capacity and “cost competitiveness erode(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said the current uncertainty regarding the UK’s future trading relations had already prompted a slowdown in SME lending. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers’ group Ibec is predicting a major slowdown in growth this year as the Irish economy approaches full capacity and “cost competitiveness erod(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

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