In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Bus(...)

The bottom line from the unseen agreement, said Sammy Wilson, was that Northern Ireland was going to be treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom. Above, speaking  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’  in Bournemouth, England, last month. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The initial DUP response to the proposed Brexit deal could be characterised as a play on a famous Bill Clinton election slogan, “It’s the union, stupi(...)

Brexit was always going to be a negative for Ireland, so what we are talking about here is damage limitation. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AP

The draft withdrawal agreement offers some positives for the Irish economy, promising to keep the United Kingdom in a customs union with the European (...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive officer of Ibec, photographed at their offices in Baggot St. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Business lobby group Ibec is forecasting that growth in the economy will slow to 4.5 per cent next year from 7.8 per cent in 2018. The group, in its (...)

As the Christmas shopping season kicks off in earnest, the reality of the behavioural shift will become more apparent than ever before. For many retailers and their customers, it will be, at least partially, a digital Christmas and a cyber New Year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would have to search high and low to find a prettier market square than the one in Donegal town. It’s not really a square at all, of course, but i(...)

Felim Meade and Brian W Goff, co-founders of Emerald Green Consulting. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography
Routes to selling into China

Earlier this year, Irish business people packed out the Aviva Stadium’s main conference hall for an Enterprise Ireland event entitled ‘Routes to Growt(...)

Ryanair results due on Monday.

Monday Results: Ryanair Meetings: CPL Resources AGM. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Sep). Ryanair results Increasingly, Ryanair’s results(...)

The Tánaiste, Simon Coveney (left) and dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill/Mohammed Al-Shailkh/AFP/Getty

The “sheer brutality” of the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the “chilling” message it sends about press freedom has shocked (...)

While the continued common travel area would allow free movement of people, goods would face different regulations. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Another inconclusive EU summit. Irish businesses have faced the uncertainty of Brexit since the vote in the summer of 2016 but, more than two years on(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »