Taoiseach Enda Kenny was speaking at the annual dinner held by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce this evening. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said next week’s budget will see the first step in reducing the 52 per cent tax on low and middle income earners, a rate he s(...)

Graduation at Templemore: the number of gardaí is around 12,900 at present. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to push for a commitment that adequate funding is made available in next week’s Budget to ensure Garda numb(...)

Amount  owed by SMEs  has fallen steadily over the last year three years.

One in every four loans to Irish small and medium-sized businesses was in default at the end of last year, according to official figures due to be (...)

Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones was in Dublin on Wednesday to deliver the second annual Dónal Nevin lecture at the Nevin Economic Research Institute

Public development banks could boost economic growth and aid job creation in Ireland, according to international financial expert Prof Stephay Griffit(...)

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 Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said the microenterprise fund would provide “up to €90 million in lending to 5,500 businesses which otherwise would not get credit”.

The establishment of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is the latest measure in an expanding suite aimed at providing credit to small and m(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the establishment of the new State lender would cement Ireland’s burgeoning recovery.

The Government is setting up a new State bank to pump over €500 million into Ireland’s credit-starved SME sector.The Strategic Banking Corporation of (...)

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