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Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys: “Our country has made huge strides since the recession.”

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland are less innovative, less productive and less export-orientated than their foreign-owned counterp(...)

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(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys with BPCI director Matt Moran and BPCI chair Patricia Quane

Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI), the Ibec business association which represents the biopharma and chemical sectors in Ireland, has an ambitious vision fo(...)

In planning revisions to a tax system, the government has much more responsibility than balancing of the books and complying with euro-zone requirements

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward,” asserted John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential eco(...)

Dr Katy Wareing and Kieran O’Mahony: “We seamlessly dovetail, we work in partnership – very much a hand-holding journey together.”

The Wriggler: James and Aileen McCauley Can living, working and innovating together really work? Love is in the air this week and we found three coup(...)

An Post: the move will significantly shake up the Irish mortgage market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An Post is to enter the Irish mortgage market next year with interest rates which are substantially lower than those currently available. The move wa(...)

FBD Insurance has opened its first local sales office in Dublin, signalling an expansion into the urban market. The firm, which traditionally specia(...)

Companies view shared office space as a place to network, share ideas and benefit from an extended eco-system of like-minded companies and individuals. Photograph: iStock
The sharing revolution

As technology is changing the type of work people do, it is also transforming where they do that work and under what terms and conditions. This is now(...)

One in five of SMEs  surveyed said they had requested credit between October 2016 and March 2017 and, of those, almost nine in 10 said their request had been granted. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A sizeable majority of Irish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have reported profits over the past year and believe trading conditions are fav(...)

Conal Henry chief executive of Enet: “It effectively means that the broadband service on offer is unlimited. A business should never have to worry about broadband capacity again.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to providing €12 million to bring broadband to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural towns and villages. (...)

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