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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(...)

Compared with their 2017 peak, house prices in Sydney  have now dropped 11.1 per cent. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia has not seen a recession since the June quarter of 1991 but if house prices can be a harbinger of economic wellbeing, storm clouds are gath(...)

Richard Hulskes, co-founder of Amsterdam-based technology company Wewolver, with a robot at the Web Summit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Warnings about the threat posed by robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to all of our jobs are everywhere. Even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has recently(...)

Time to look ahead to 2019, even if you don’t want to. Photograph: Getty

Economic forecasting is a dangerous game at the best of times. But 2019 brings a particularly high level of uncertainty. There is Brexit. The possibil(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: the  European Commission president supported the new moves on tax policy in his state of the union speech last September. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission is pressing ahead with developing a plan to end national vetoes in some decisions on tax policy, a move which the Republic is (...)

The first three measures aimed at eliminating some of the most common corporate tax-avoidance practices used by multinational companies  come into force as of midnight on Monday.

New rules aimed at eliminating some of the most common corporate tax-avoidance practices used by multinational companies come into force across the Eu(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “These reports help us shape the way we plan our health service.” Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

The number of people aged 65 and over is set to double to about 1.2 million by 2038 as Irish people live longer, healthier lives. Life expectancy in (...)

Other exchequers jealously look at our soaring corporate revenues

There is an irony in the boost to our corporate tax bill over the last few years. Ireland, one of the countries in the firing line in terms of interna(...)

The Ictu says labour costs in the Irish private sector are the second lowest among the group of 10 high-income EU countries with a population of more than 1 million. Photograph: Getty Images

Private sector workers in unionised companies should seek wage rises of at least 3.4 per cent next year, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has(...)

A cohabiting one-earner household with one child would benefit from a 9 per cent reduction in their effective tax rate  at €50,000, which is €4,500 a year, if they were to get married. File photograph: iStockPhoto

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. Or at least he should be, if he wants to(...)

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