AA Ireland was highly criticial of the increase in carbon tax

There was a cautious welcome from business groups to Budget 2020 with a hike in commercial stamp duty going down badly along with an increase in the c(...)

Institute of Directors in Ireland finds men are much more likely to be approached by a board acquaintance than women.

New research suggests there is a “worrying” lack of planning for the renewal of boards of directors in Irish organisations. Diversity in the Boardroo(...)

Paul Coulson (second from left), chairman of Ardagh Group, rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017 alongside John Tuttle, global head of listings at the NYSE, Ian Curley, CEO of Ardagh Group, and John Sheehan, director of investor relations of Ardagh Group

Financier Paul Coulson’s voracious appetite for deals over the past two decades, building his Ardagh Group into an international glass and metal conta(...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Four months before Britain is due to leave the EU, a no-deal Brexit is the favoured option for many Conservatives, as well as for the Brexit Party and(...)

Clare Guinness, chief executive of Warrenpoint Port: ‘I think Theresa May’s job is like herding cats’

“We are not out of the woods yet,” says Declan Billington, a chief executive in Belfast, reflecting the anxious view of the bulk of the Northern Irish(...)

Mark Little, chief executive of Kinzen, a news curation app. These are tough times for idealists, he told Institute of Directors members and guests in a speech yesterday.  Photograph: Stuart McNamara/Jason Clarke Photography

Ex-RTÉ journalist Mark Little, who founded social news agency Storyful and is now on his “difficult second album” with Kinzen, was careful not to soun(...)

Brexit  will mean that Ireland will  no longer be connected to the European electricity network

The Government must consider building “high-cost” post-Brexit projects, including a proposed electricity interconnector to France at a cost of almost (...)

British prime minister Theresa May will host Northern Irish businesspeople at 10 Downing Street today. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

UK prime minister Theresa May will host Northern Irish businesspeople at 10 Downing Street on Thursday as part of her charm offensive to win support f(...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to business leaders during an event at Belfast Metropolitan College. ‘This is the best deal for the United Kingdom.’  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has urged her fellow MPs to “put the national interest first” and sign up to the draft Brexit deal agreed last week b(...)

IoD chief executive Maura Quinn (centre) said the survey suggests a cautious attitude among business leaders.

More than four out of five business leaders believe the Republic is headed for an economic crisis in the next five years, according to a survey by the(...)

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