Aviation leasing employs about 1,500 people and there are estimated to be another 3,500 jobs created in the broader economy

Aviation leasing is one of Ireland’s major success stories, starting in the 1970s with the launch of Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) by Tony Ryan, who we(...)

Swiss soldiers on a watchtower at an area which will be used as heliport during the upcoming World Economic Forum  in Davos. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

To their credit, agri-food groups here – Bord Bia, the Irish Farmers’ Association and the Ibec group Meat Industry Ireland – refrained from such petty jibes, keeping their criticism to the report’s findings and its recommendations. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

In sports parlance, it’s called playing the man not the ball. In its reaction piece to this week’s Lancet study on meat consumption and the environmen(...)

Prices in the food and grocery sector are at the same level now as they were in 2000, according to Retail Ireland. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Irish retail sector remains optimistic for the future despite the challenges presented by price stagnation and the increased competition from the (...)

Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Employers’ group Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy, suggesting the current (...)

Northern Irish firms are already losing out on new business due to Brexit, according to Ulster Bank. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There are many firms in the North that “simply could not cope with a no-deal Brexit”, senior business leaders in Northern Ireland and the Republic are(...)

Workers entering the Intel facility at Leixlip, Co Dublin. The company is poised to announce a major investment in the facility. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Another big investment from Intel for Ireland looks to be on the way, running into billions of euro. And you just have to look down at Dublin’s Dockla(...)

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson who was in Dublin this week for the Pendulum business conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

UK environment secretary Michael Gove this week said hardline Brexiteers pushing for an improved withdrawal deal with the European Union were like “mi(...)

Ciara O’Brien tells us how to digitally detox.

Aer Lingus owner IAG has brushed off concerns in Brussels over the Anglo-Spanish airline group’s preferred strategy to continue flying freely in the e(...)

Brexit is seen as the main challenge to Irish forestry. Photograph: iStock

The State’s forestry industry is likely to invest around €250 million in coming years as it prepares for a period of major expansion. A new trade bod(...)

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