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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(...)

The Department of Education and Science in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Five secondary school teachers last year received lump sums of more than €150,000 when retiring from the profession, new figures show.Data provided by(...)

The data also indicated sales rose by 6.8 per cent on an annual basis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Retail sales fell by 0.9 per cent last month - the third largest monthly fall in over a year - as sales of cars, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers(...)

Consumer prices rose again in March. Photograph: Eric Luke

Inflation turned positive again last month, with the latest figures from the (...)

Mark Fielding:  “The fact that the larger business, the more likely they are to charge interest, shows the complete failure of legislation to help smaller enterprises.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Isme, the small business lobby group, says regulations to encourage prompt payment of business debts to small firms are a “failure”. The organisation (...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said the organisation’s latest business confidence survey showed a sharp difference between firms exporting to overseas markets and operating domestically. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The Irish business environment remains challenging but small and medium enterprises are increasingly confident that things are getting better. The qua(...)

Minister for Small Business John Perry: “Companies providing goods and services need cash flow certainty and are entitled to expect their payments will be made in a timely manner.”

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) has welcomed the publication of a new code of conduct for prompt payments, but said big busi(...)

A new organisation set up to represent the interests of GPs has said it does not intend to poach members from the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).How(...)

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