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‘The incoming government will have to become more comfortable in how it engages with business.’

The biggest mistake that businesses and government could make during this pandemic is to be cautious. This is a time to be brave, to settle quickly on(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin addressed an audience of business leaders on Thursday morning. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will ban vaping for under-18s and wants to “denormalise” the practice for everybody else. Mr Martin sa(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding described the transaction as a “milestone” because it completes the final element of the restructuring plan agreed with the European Commission as part of its State aid. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has completed the last stage of its €8.4 billion deleveraging plan with the sale of the balance of its UK mortgage book to US-based Cerb(...)

If the objective is to try and grow our own Mittlestand, the first thing that has to be accepted is that this money is not for everybody and needs to be kept separate. It is for companies that have been identified as having the potential to thrive in export niches. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

The election campaigns were in full flight last week so we should not be too surprised that the Government jumped the gun on announcing its new ban(...)

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) stand in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

The European Central Bank will press banks to change the models they use to predict losses and take account of its views on asset valuation if (...)