Chief executive of FBD Insurance Fiona Muldoon: the board has received the results of an independent investigation into corporate governance and human resources practices.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renting v buying The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama will spend up to €175 million over 25 years renting a new headquarters in th(...)

Trying to interpret trends in the Irish economy is always controversial given the distortions to our data caused by the presence of major multinationa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he  has plenty to ponder ahead of announcing Budget 2019 in October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish economy may resemble a Boeing 747 in cruise control these days, but there were warnings this week that the State is “relying on one big engi(...)

It is believed 7%  of the Irish workforce  is directly employed in US companies, the highest percentage in the EU

A debate has broken out on the extent of the economy’s reliance on multinational firms after a report from the National Competitiveness Council highli(...)

Stranded: Ryanair is facing industrial action on a number of fronts at the same time. Photograph: Reuters

Industrial action is spreading at Ryanair, with the company facing “co-ordinated” strikes in several European countries next week in addition to an Ir(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this stage,  but it’s something obviously we have to look out for.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not believe there is a land bubble in Ireland. “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this s(...)

Privacy concerns could undermine US multinationals such as Google, the NTMA warns. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s reliance on US investment and the risk to growth, jobs and taxes from any change in investment trends by the big multinational players has(...)

Global Shares chief executive Tim Houstoun said the investment was good news for clients, partners, shareholders and staff.

Motive Partners, a US private equity company backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), has taken a 40 per cent stake in Irish fintech st(...)

The Central Bank has been coming under pressure from the European Central Bank to sell the bonds as quickly as possible in order to ease concerns that the financing amounts to monetary financing, which is prohibited in the euro zone.

The Central Bank has sold a further €500 million of bonds linked to the restructuring five years ago of the State’s bailout of the now-defunct Anglo I(...)

Active land management can  ensure that value uplifts from infrastructure projects funded by the taxpayer accrue to the  taxpayer, and not  lucky landowners who happen to be adjacent to the routes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are Irish housing cycles so volatile? Why do we live in the lowest density cities in Europe, resulting in long commutes and congested roads? Why a(...)

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