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Companies and organisations based in Ireland spent more than €12.5 million in Brussels lobbying at the European Union level last year. Lobbying and P(...)

Ibec  highlighted the  volatility in the State’s corporation tax take, with reports that just 10 firms paid 50%  of Ireland’s total corporate tax take last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland would lose up to 50 per cent of its corporation tax base, equivalent to €4 billion in revenue, if EU plans for a consolidated tax base across (...)

Grapes of wrath: since 2012, excise on wine has risen by 62 per cent in Ireland with the tax take from a standard €9 bottle increasing from 39 per cent to 54 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Excise on wine is now 106 times higher in Ireland than in France, according to a new study, which reveals that despite this, sales continue to reboun(...)

Ged Nash: he has declared that 2015 is the year of the pay rise across the economy

Before the Government’s new Low Pay Commission even held its first meeting this week, the battle lines were drawn between unions and employers on what(...)

Consumers will have more spending power this year as inflation remains low, benefitting shops, a report by Retail Ireland forecasts

Consumers will have more spending power this year as inflation remains low, benefitting shops, a report by Retail Ireland forecasts.The industry grou(...)