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Ireland has around 65%  of the global leasing market. Airlines will have to spend $100bn   to $120bn   a year on acquiring craft over the next two decades

Aircraft lessors are setting up a lobby group to defend the €550 million a year industry in Ireland against competition from Singapore and Hong Kong. (...)

 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Government for failing to seek an exemption from EU state aid rules to provide financial supports to Irish firms adver(...)

Expectations are growing that the Bank of England will hold off on raising interest rates due to Brexit-related risks. Photograph: AFP

Employers’ group Ibec has warned of imminent business closures in the wake of another significant slide in the value of sterling. The Brexit-related (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has insisted the new Leaving Cert grading system does not represent a “dumbing down” of the exam. Under a new g(...)

Employers’ group Ibec has repeatedly warned about a shortage of skilled language graduates. Photograph: iStock

For many Irish people of a certain vintage, France was an exotic overseas destination. Parents packed the kids into the car, drove on to the ferry and(...)

Director general of the Workplace Relations Commission Oonagh Buckley arriving for the public sector pay talks between the Government and trade unions at Lansdowne House. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Talks on a new pay deal for public sector workers got under way this week. There won’t be any mention of percentages or quantum during these early day(...)

The European Commission  said efforts to broaden the Irish tax base had been limited, while recent tax measures had been focused on cuts and reliefs.

Ireland will have to make a “substantial fiscal effort” in the upcoming budget to stay within the provisions of the EU’s fiscal rules, the European C(...)

 Supporters stand in a river bed  to listen to Labour Jeremy Corbyn at an election rally  in Hebden Bridge on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday claim that the Conservatives are still the “nasty party”, despite Theresa May’s promise to improve workers’ rights if sh(...)

After nearly a decade of spending cuts, rising student numbers and falling numbers of academic staff, the higher education sector is under acute pressure. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Last year the computer chip giant Intel announced a sponsorship and mentoring programme for master’s students at University College Dublin. Science an(...)

Employers pay about €360m a year into a National Training Fund through a payroll levy. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to seek additional cash from employers in return for thousands of new college places in areas linked to skills’ shortages. The move (...)

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