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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a TV  interview on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in  January  2019.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe have pulled out of joining the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos next(...)

The House of Commons  christened the new decade with a thumping endorsement of prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill. Handout photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

What a difference a general election makes. After months – indeed years – of wrangling and parliamentary deadlock, the House of Commons this week ch(...)

Ziva Eger, chief executive of Israel’s Foreign Investment and Industrial Co-operation Authority: ‘Israel is different to Ireland. We don’t feel that competition so much. Ireland has the market [the European Union] but it does not have the technology level that we have.’

As IDA Ireland this week announced another record year of job wins for the State, its chief executive Martin Shanahan acknowledged that stiffer compet(...)

The IDA, led by chief executive Martin Shanahan, had a strong year in 2019, with a net 13,867 new jobs created by multinationals supported by the agency. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

It was another excellent year for the IDA in 2019 with a net 13,867 new jobs created by multinationals supported by the agency. There are now 245,000 (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: ‘Changes to international taxation are on the way: We have no control over this and we must prepare for this.’

The State could lose up to €2 billion of its corporation tax revenue under new proposals to reform the global tax system, Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

Universal primary healthcare, as a social democratic concept, has been realised in almost every other OECD country. Ireland is an outlier in the world. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Extension of free GP care to seven- to 12-year-olds who do not currently have a medical card has been approved by Government, subject to agreement wit(...)

Pointing to the record levels of foreign direct investment lured to Ireland over the last five years, IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan, above,  suggested  companies don’t seem very bothered by what has been done so far

At its results briefing on Wednesday morning, IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan was keen not to overplay the risks to the State’s investment(...)

European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager. Ireland’s corporate tax rate, one of the lowest in the OECD, has been at the centre of an international storm over multinational tax avoidance. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The effective tax rate paid by Irish companies last year was 12.4 per cent, broadly in line with the statutory rate of 12.5 per cent, according to a n(...)

Recent reports have shown Ireland is making big strides in healthcare, but access remains the bugbear of the system.

Seven reasons hospital trolleys have hit record levels today:   1) Beds, beds, beds Most analysts believe the hospital system is chronica(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. File photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has accused Fine Gael of “testing the water” with controversial candidate Verona Murphy. Mr Howlin said he was “d(...)

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