Protesting farmers outside the Dail in 2013. The Fórsa trade union is unhappy that members cannot claim tax relief on subscriptions when, it says, members of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) can. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Trade unions are to seek the re-introduction of tax relief on subscriptions paid by their members. In a submission to an Oireachtas committee on Wedn(...)

According to the Irish Wind Energy Association, there are now 228 wind farms on the island. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Monday Results: Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Jan). Tuesday Results: Mincon, Bellway, Frutarom, FedEx. I(...)

President Donald  Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many children and grandchildren of Irish emigrants tend to row in behind the Republican Party. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

When Ireland’s national day approaches, the business community tends not to look inwards, but instead prefers to look west to the US, usually forming (...)

People with disabilities expressed concern about the proposed two-way cycle track on three sides of the plaza. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The proposed civic plaza on Dame Street in Dublin would create a “medium” security and terrorist risk for the city and would also drive shoppers out t(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, announce major changes to pensions in Ireland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposals to reform Ireland’s pensions system have been broadly welcomed, especially a plan to ensure all private sector workers are members of a priv(...)

Brown Thomas concierge  Jim Kearns puts a sign up in the Dublin city-centre store announcing its temporary closure due to adverse weather. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bad weather will wipe about €15 million off turnover for Dublin city’s traders, business promotion group Dublin Town has said. The group expects foot(...)

Fergal O’Brien, chief economist at Ibec: said businesses still have no roadmap. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Whether negotiations can now quickly get under way on a transition period to apply after the UK leaves the EU is becoming a pressing issue for Ireland(...)

Businesses were forced to close during last October’s Hurricane Ophelia leaving some workers out of pocket. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

As the “beast from the east” rolls in and threatens to cover the country with a deep blanket of snow, employees and employers alike are being warned t(...)

SAP employees: the company is a Great Place to Work Certified.

Competing in today’s fast-moving, challenging world involves a relentless focus on continuous improvement. Whether you are well ahead of your competit(...)

Ipsen: “I would honestly say we’ve got a more engaged workforce than we had in 2015. There’s more energy in the company, we’re much more aligned and we certainly have higher levels of trust,” says vice-president James Byrne. Photograph: Joe Keogh

It takes a certain amount of moxie – and a modicum of humility – for a company to decide to embark on the journey to become one of Ireland’s Best Work(...)

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