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Tourism rebounds

At a time of economic uncertainty, the recovery of the Irish tourism industry shows what can be done through restructuring, hard work and providing go(...)

 Tom Cruise at one of Dublin’s biggest tourist attractions, the Guinness Storehouse, alongside fellow actor Olga Kurylenko and Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

Tourist numbers to Ireland grew significantly from March to May, with the number of overseas visitors to the State rising by 8.1 per cent on the same (...)

Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note last week jumped by the biggest percentage in a decade as US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank might scale back its bond-buying. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

The recovery in global banks’ balance sheets is under threat from a surge in bond yields, according to senior bank executives and analysts.Banks have (...)

 File image of GCHQ headquarters. Britain’s electronic eavesdropping agency has secretly accessed fibre-optic cables carrying huge amounts of internet and communications data, according to documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has tapped fibre-optic cables that carry international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal(...)

“What makes Ireland great, makes Ireland great for business,” according to a new television campaign for inward investment agency IDA Ireland creat(...)

Aer Lingus said it carried more than 1 million passengers in May, 5.3 per cent more than in the same month last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) reported increases in the numbers of passengers using their services in May. The DAA said 1.8 millio(...)

German exports rose in April and imports surged even more, data showed today, suggesting Europe’s largest economy is regaining some momentum after it contracted at the end of 2012. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Files/Reuters.

German exports rose in April and imports surged even more, data showed today, suggesting Europe’s largest economy is regaining some momentum after it (...)

The Government has been accused of “sleepwalking”through false and destructive claims about the country’s tax code.Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary describ(...)

When Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin first mooted the idea of selling off the lottery for an upfront payment, An Post’s bid to retain the lucrative franchise looked forlorn.

When Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin first mooted the idea of selling off the lottery for an upfront payment, An Post’s bid to retain t(...)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reacts during his talk at the EBN Congress, one of Europe’s largest business events which is being held inDerry. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The co-founder of US technology giant Apple which used its Irish subsidiaries to lower its tax bill has said big corporations should be treated the sa(...)

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