Accenture’s Eithne Harley: “In the past we selected 12 entries to go forward to the semi-final stage; we’ve had to expand that to 18 this year as a result of the amazing quality and the huge increase in applications.”

This year’s Leaders of Tomorrow Competition has more entries than ever, more women and more social enterprises, according to Accenture’s Eithne Harley(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: he announced  he would reform the tax appeals process in Budget 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A major shake-up of the system for appealing against Revenue Commissioners’ decisions is to take place, after the President signed new legislation on (...)

Conditions for revolt

Perception counts. There is a growing realisation that Fine Gael’s bright new form of politics, promised three years ago, has begun to rust. As a gene(...)