Public worries about “compo culture” scams forcing up the cost of motor and other insurance are nothing new. Photograph: Dave Meehan

All this furious talk of soaring insurance premiums and dodgy whiplash claims really does raise people’s hackles. We might all do ourselves an injury (...)

 Spotify will announce its results on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Alphabet, McDonald’s, Spotify. Indicators: Irish retail sales (March); euro zone loan growth and money supply (Ma(...)

With fewer than half  of all workers having a workplace or private pension, and concerns over the future viability of the State pension, the need for a supplementary savings is seen as essential. Photograph: iStock

It’s been a long time in coming but is a private pension for all ever actually going to get here? First mooted back in 2006, auto-enrolment, where em(...)

Patricia Callan,  director of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland:  “We have six weeks to go and I need to know what to put on my product in April.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must urgently address North-South trade issues to help businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, the representative group for t(...)

The battle for talent continues to be the most vexing issue for Irish businesses

Attracting and retaining staff remains a bigger cause of concern among businesses than Brexit, according to a new survey. The research, which was car(...)

The Luas travelling along Dawson Street, which is undergoing a resurgence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been considered the heartbeat of retail activity in the capital but there are signs Grafton Street is waning, thanks in some small part to the (...)

Sue O’Neill was speaking at the SFA’s annual lunch in Dublin, which was attended by about 400 members

The Government needs to urgently implement “real reform” within the tax system to ensure competitiveness and end discrimination against the self-emplo(...)

Minister for Tourism: the Restaurants Association of Ireland called for his head over the VAT increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

Budget 2019 attempted to spread largesse from a fairly small pot as widely as possible. To make that easier, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rais(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

Any increase in the national minimum wage on foot of the new recommendation could benefit up to 120,000 workers. File photograph: Getty Images

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 an hour later this year under new proposals to be given to Government. The Lo(...)

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