Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the plan as a means of breaking the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley.

Ryanair’s first-half profit fell by 7 per cent to € 1.2 billion, as average fares declined due to excess capacity in Europe and repeated air traffic c(...)

A spokeswoman for Deutsche Boerse said it was its “primary interest to support the market with solutions that enable seamless continuity of our customers’ businesses post-Brexit”. Photograph: Reuters

A unit of German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse is in talks with Irish authorities about facilitating the continued settlement of shares traded(...)

 David McCourt, the  businessman behind US investment firm Granahan McCourt. The Department of Finance referred the State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to Mr McCourt.

The US businessman whose meetings with Denis Naughten led to his resignation as minister for communications held a series of meetings with the former (...)

Mary Keane, President of National Association Principals and Deputy Principals: ‘Should not our senior cycle provide paths to learning for all our learners?’  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It may be time to sever the link between the Leaving Cert and entry to university due to the “huge” rate of anxiety among students, school leaders hav(...)

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends an EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, on October 16, 2018.Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal Brexit is the term used to describe what happens if the UK leaves the European Union without concluding a withdr(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, has provided further details of the changes he intends to make to beef up one of the State’s flagship entre(...)

Austin Hughes speaking at the PwC Budget breakfast in Spencer Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the economic outlook for the Republic remains favourable there is no doubt that growth will soften in the coming years, due primarily to externa(...)

Financial data analysis graph showing market trends over one hundred Euro bill on a digital display. Selective focus. Horizontal composition with copy space. Photograph: iStock

The absence of significant tax cuts from yesterday’s Budget will have come as no surprise but the Minister could have gone further in some key areas, (...)

“For spending to keep increasing at this rate, we need taxes to keep rising. If there is any sudden economic downturn, spending plans would, sooner or later, have to be adjusted.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

The exchequer finances are pretty straightforward. Cash comes in, largely via tax, and goes out again in spending, either on providing services or Sta(...)

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