Ireland currently adds 48 cents of excise duty to each litre of diesel purchased compared with 59 cents for petrol.

Increasing the excise duty on diesel to that of petrol would raise more than €500 million for the exchequer while driving down harmful emissions from (...)

Sligo is over 100km from Galway and serves the wider region including Leitrim, north Mayo, north Roscommon, west Cavan and south Donegal. Photograph: iStock

One of the most striking features of the economic geography of the northwest is the lack of a large urban centre. Both Sligo and Letterkenny are rough(...)

Foreign direct investment: multinationals such as Intel look for highly skilled graduates. Photograph: Intel Corporation

When it comes to regional development, particularly the development of smaller towns, there are frequent calls for IDA Ireland to bring jobs to a town(...)

There is no shortage of zoned land in Ireland, but when it comes to the larger urban centres there is a lack of zoned land that has key services such as water and sewerage connections. Photograph: Getty Images

The history of national spatial plans in Ireland is one of failed opportunities – plans that were undermined by local political interests and policy i(...)

Writer warns we must acknowledge the weaknesses and limitations of forecasts if a business hopes to live up to its predicted expectations

The country is seemingly awash with entrepreneurs, men and women opening start-ups. There were 35,000 new business owners in 2016 according to an annu(...)

Prof Brian Fynes, Associate Dean International; Dr Orna O’Brien, CDL Director; Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, and Prof Ciarán Ó Hógartaigh, Dean of UCD College of Business

Earlier this month, 43 final-year students from the UCD Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) degree programme gathered in the Atrium of the UCD Quinn Bu(...)

Tesla Model 3: test car seems to indicate the interior will feature a  big central screen, but with no conventional dash or dials.

Elon Musk has said that  the upcoming Model 3 saloon will raise Tesla’s annual production numbers to as many as 500,000 cars. He has said th(...)

Nicola Mortimer of Three: “I definitely think the environment for entrepreneurs has changed for the better.”
The start-up island

Ireland now boasts 36 incubators and accelerators dedicated to supporting start-up activity, with another six due to come on line this year. Accenture(...)

Prospective business students may need to look at multiple finance sources, including scholarships and bursaries as well as loans and employer sponsorship. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want to do a top-notch business course or MBA, you’ll have to work harder to find funding because the fees charged can be far higher than for c(...)

Of all the disciplines you could choose to study at third-level, business can open up the broadest array of career choices. It is also the one with th(...)

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