Italian share prices have fallen, and the cost to Italy of raising borrowings has gone up as the new government’s intentions become clear.  Photograph: Getty Images

We may be about to witness a game of chicken between a new Italian government and the markets. The two parties involved in forming a government have s(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “The forthcoming Summer Economic Statement 2018 will outline the parameters for Budget 2019.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government may have as much as €1.3 billion for tax cuts and spending increases in the upcoming budget, somewhat more than previously thought. In(...)

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines  if Fianna Fáil continues to oppose the Government’s legislation on penalty points for serious fishing offences. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines and risks losing an additional €37 million in EU funds if Fianna Fáil cont(...)

Industrial waste (centre left) from the abandoned steel plant lies exposed at Haulbowline. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the Government is “well on our way” to cleaning-up Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour despite criticism of the eff(...)

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, the most commonly used herbicide in the world. Photograph: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

The first study of exposure in adults to glyphosate, the most commonly used pesticide in Ireland, has found the general population is subjected to “lo(...)

Italy’s Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio who has promised to spend more, boost growth and ignore EU budget rules.

Beware the arrival of the mini-BoTs. No, it’s not the latest sci-fi film, but the reaction of the markets to the prospect that the new populist govern(...)

Pharma

Up to 25,000 additional pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs could be created in Europe by 2025 with the Republic of Ireland in a strong position to gain(...)

Overall, the Republic has moved up three places to sixth in the rankings since last year.

The Republic has one of the lowest levels of basic digital skills in the EU, according to the European Commission. The commission published the resu(...)

Both Apple and the Government are appealing the ruling on the grounds that Apple’s tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law.

Apple has transferred €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account on Friday as the State begins to collect up to €14 billion of back taxes and interest (...)

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opportunity to benefit, a conference has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opp(...)

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