US president Donald Trump suggested Ireland was dropping its tax rate to 8 per cent. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump has described much of the negative media coverage of his administration as fake news but could be accused of the same thing (...)

Construction cranes on Dublin skyline: current forecasts indicate direct property investment will  be less than €2 billion this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The tripling of commercial stamp duty announced in the budget is unlikely to raise anything like the revenue the Government is expecting, two senior p(...)

AIB CEO Bernard Byrne, middle, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange in June following the bank’s successful stock market listing. Advisers to the flotation earned millions of euros in fees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Securities firms Davy, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are understood to have made €1.7 million each acting as the leading financial f(...)

Many are now wondering just how far down the road to completion will a transaction need to be to qualify for the old rate? Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Stories that the exchequer had “lost” millions of euro as commercial property dealers rushed sales through ahead of Tuesday night’s well-flagged incre(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe at RTÉ Radio 1 for Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to the early 1980s, the production of the budget was a major logistical exercise for the Department of Finance. Any change in the draft meant that (...)

 Carton House Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Co Kildare. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nama has used an auction house to sell smaller properties in recent months, as it plots ways to offload its remaining €4 billion in loans and assets. (...)

Since Nama was tasked in 2014 with helping to deliver more homes in Ireland to alleviate undersupply, the agency has delivered almost 5,600 homes, with a further 3,000 under construction

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) expects to provide outsourced services to the Government’s planned Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), w(...)

Three of the properties in the “Merrion Collection” have leases that run out next year; the fourth lease expires in 2020

Friends First has acquired four commercial buildings, including the Unicorn Restaurant and a high-profile redevelopment site on Merrion Row, close to (...)

“We expected to at least see some moves toward disincentivising diesel use given the growing body of evidence on the damaging impact of its use on our climate and health.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Environment and Science Editor The budget will begin a process of transforming the Irish economy to address climate change, according to the Minister (...)

The Government plans to spend €11 million cleaning up dumps next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government plans to spend €11 million cleaning up dumps next year, figures published alongside the details of Budget 2018 show. A breakdown of th(...)