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Feargal McCormack, elected president at its 130th annual general meeting, said businesses across the island are cautious.

Businesses North and South are “hedging” when it comes to investment decisions because of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit which is putting “jobs, e(...)

Barry O’Sullivan president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Peng Lim of Xilinx and Laura Mahoney chief executive of the Royal Irish Academy at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech firm Xilinx, Science Foundation Ireland’s Connect Centre for Future Networks, and Irish environmental firm Oxymem were the overall winners of the(...)

Carlow-based Netwatch chief executive David Walsh is the recipient of The Irish Times Business Person of the Month Award for April, in association wit(...)

Stimulating R&D and innovation in the economy involves a multi-faceted approach including the continued supply of top-quality and relevant talent, a competitive economy to attract capital investment, and an effective tax system.

A key ambition of the Government’s Innovation 2020 strategy is to increase total investment in R&D in Ireland to 2.5 per cent of GNP. This would r(...)

Ireland is currently spending about 1.3 to 1.5 per cent of GDP on R&D compared to an EU average of 2.03 per cent. Photograph: iStock

“Ireland’s future economic growth and prosperity will depend in very large measure on our continued investment in research, development and innovation(...)

Directors at the collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy “stuffing their mouths with gold” to worry about the workers and should face the possibility of disqualification, according to a scathing report by MPs. Photograph: PA

British MPs have demanded the big four accountancy firms be referred to competition authorities for potential break-up following the collapse of gover(...)

Autonomous vehicle technology is set to transform our lives, with many potential benefits. Photograph: Getty Images

Typically talk of autonomous vehicles on Irish roads is commonly met with a wry smile, a raised eyebrow and comments such as “that’ll never happen”. (...)

The Lagan Construction Group has 26 other companies which all continue to trade. File photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Unsecured trade creditors of the failed Lagan Construction Group, many of them small firms, are owed more than £9 million according to administrators (...)

Ciaran Hancock, Irish Times business editor; Shaun Murphy, managing partner KPMG and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulate Siobhán Talbot of Glanbia who won The Irish Times Business Person of the Year award. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Glanbia chief executive Siobhán Talbot has been named The Irish Times Business Person of the Year for 2018 at an awards ceremony held in Dublin’s Mans(...)

On a total basis, sales declined 3.1 per cent in April year-on-year – the sharpest decline recorded by the monitor since it started in January 1995.  Photograph: PA Wire

UK retail sales “fell off a cliff” in April thanks to an early Easter and unpredictable weather, according to figures from the British Retail Consorti(...)

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