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IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan: the report  warns of an emerging concentration risk in targeting too many US companies in too few sectors. File photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Multinationals operating in Ireland buy less from local suppliers than the average in other wealthy countries, according to research carried out on be(...)

A  truck transporting coal at  Cerrejón mine near Barrancas, Guajira province, Colombia. Photograph: Reuters

The ESB has landed itself in hot water for importing coal from a Colombian mine which is at the centre of suspected human rights and environmental vi(...)

 Karen Clince CEO of Tigers Childcare at  the company’s  facility in Leopardstown. They have  12 such centres in the greater Dublin area, and one in the UK. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Karen Clince has built an international childcare group over the last 18 years but it all started with an after school club. At the time, Clince was (...)

Siptu general secretary Joe Cunningham: ‘The cost of borrowing is so low that it almost pays you to borrow in the current environment’

The Government should be prepared to borrow for productive investments in areas such as health, housing and education to boost the economy in a post-C(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has published the Government’s updated roadmap on corporate taxation. Photograph: Julien Behal

Moves to reform the global tax system will be “re-energised” under incoming US president Joe Biden, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. But(...)

 An empty Grafton Street in Dublin. Lockdown restrictions have pushed the December jobless rate to over 20%.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish economy begins 2021 in a precarious position. Record coronavirus infections and a return to a full-scale lockdown clouds the outlook and lim(...)

In any given year it can be estimated that up to 25 per cent of all incoming first-year students sat the Leaving Cert in a year prior to the current one. Photograph: Getty

It is worth bearing in mind that the percentage number listed in the last column of the main Feeder Schools table does not represent a “true rate” for(...)

We have a responsibility to honour our young people for demonstrating them and accompanying wisdom beyond their years. Photograph: iStock

“He’s the only one I’m allowed out to play with, but that’s okay,” said one of the toughest kids I’ve ever taught. My heart melted. Jim is a classic c(...)

Chief economist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Laurence Boone. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic should transform governments’ attitude to public spending and debt, according to the chief economist o(...)

Some 43 per cent of all receipts were from 10 corporate groups in 2019 and 77 per cent of total receipts were from foreign-owned multinationals. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

A move by Facebook to repatriate most of its intellectual property from the Republic back to the United States underscores risks to the State’s multin(...)

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