Google and Facebook will probably mop up half the digital advertising market this year. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

News media groups and Google have one of those torturously unequal relationships, where one half of the couple thinks constantly about the other half,(...)

The Irish capital placed third in both the economic potential and business friendliness subcategories

Dublin has been ranked in third place in a list of the top cities in the world for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The Irish capital disp(...)

Arthur Sulzberger Jr, chairman and publisher of the New York Times: “Independent journalism is crucial to democracy.”    Photograph: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

The New York Times has temporarily dropped its digital paywall, opting to showcase its presidential election delicacies without restriction for a peri(...)

Ireland recorded 178 FDI projects valued at a combined $5.5 billion (€ 4.86bn) last year

Foreign direct investment into the Republic rose by 4 per cent in 2015, a year in which the number of FDI projects into Europe fell by nearly 9 per ce(...)

Penguin books are seen in a used bookshop in central London. Pearson owns Penguin Random House. Photograph: Reuters

Pearson, the British education company struggling to adapt to tough conditions in markets from the US to China, said declining sales would stabilise t(...)

A man using his smartphone walks past an advertisement board for Japan’s Nikkei newspaper’s digital media on a street in Tokyo. Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain’s Pearson for $1.3 billion. Photograaph:  Yuya Shino/Reuters

The takeover of the Financial Times by Nikkei is probably a surprise, at least to those outside the media. Nikkei’s long-term plan might become clear (...) subscriptions grew 21 per cent to almost 504,000, with digital now representing 70 per cent of the Financial Times’ total paying audience.

The Financial Times reported a sharp increase in profits in 2014, driven by growth in subscription and digital revenues and a record high circulation.(...)

“They’re only chasing clicks” is an accusation sometimes levelled against media companies in the business of “clickbait”.Loosely defined as ultra-popu(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin at Government Buildings before the Budget announcement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s decision to end the controversial “double Irish” tax arrangement used by multinationals to slash their tax bills has received promine(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and cabinet colleague Brendan Howlin TD Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform pictured ahead of last year’s budget. The impact of sucessive austerity budgets means that Ireland is now an example other European countries should seek to emulate the Financial Times says. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Struggling European economies should learn from how Ireland put its economy into recovery mode, the Financial Times says in an editorial in today’s(...)

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