French telecoms entrepreneur Xavier Niel’s NIJ Capital is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in Eir, according to the ‘Sunday Times.’

French telecoms entrepreneur Xavier Niel’s NIJ Capital is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in Eir, according to the Sunday Times. Th(...)

Siptu’s Paul Bell said  the failure of the Government to commit to a process to restore the pay of Section 39 organisation workers in line with HSE staff and others providing the same services was  unacceptable. Photograph: Eric Luke

Staff in the trade union Siptu who are working in State-aided organisations which provide health and social care services are to ballot for all-out st(...)

Council chairman Séamus Coffey said there were a number of questionable assumptions underpinning the department’s forecasts, including the assumption that the United Kingdom was an “average trading partner”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Finance may be significantly underestimating the impact of a hard Brexit on the Irish economy, the Government’s Fiscal Advisory Coun(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: A recent study of our corporation tax code by economist Séamus Coffey has assured the Department of Finance that the current upswing could be relied upon until at least 2020.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since 2015, there has been a “level shift” in corporate tax receipts flowing to the exchequer, with most of the increased revenue coming from a just h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Another surge in corporation tax receipts in November, a key month for the business tax, has put the Government on course to exceed its budgetary targ(...)

Amhrán na bhFiann displayed prior to a match in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sanctions for inappropriate use of the national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann, will be discussed in the Seanad on Tuesday. Its music and wording were use(...)

Apple’s €13 billion is to be transferred to an escrow account which will manage the funds pending a legal challenge to the European Commission’s 2016 ruling. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The Department of Finance is still unable to provide a clear date for when the Government will start collecting the €13 billion in illegal State aid f(...)

Excluding motor trades, there was a decrease of 0.3 per cent in the volume of retail sales in October compared with September. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The volume of retail sales was up 4.5 per cent in October compared with the same period last year, but was flat compared with September, the latest fi(...)

 Richard Barrett: he predicted  the housing crisis could drive large numbers of people to support extremist politics

The State lost out on a potential €100 million to build social housing offered to developer Richard Barrett’s new business because the Government had (...)

Germany’s Social Democratic Party is pressing for the German parliament, the Bundestag (above), to block Ireland’s plans for an early repayment of bailout loans totalling €5.5 billion. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

After a starring role in the Paradise Papers, Ireland will next week face attempts in Berlin to extend its stay in financial purgatory. Germany’s Soc(...)

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