The SFA said complaints from employees after Christmas parties are not uncommon. Photograph: iStock

Ever wake up in a cold sweat, desperately trying to remember what you might have said or done at your Christmas party? Whether it’s airing some ill-(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin warns of threats to Ireland’s economic model. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Ireland could be facing an even bigger recession than the one it has just come through as a result of Brexit and a potential downturn in the world eco(...)

The data published by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board is based on figures for 51,000 closed personal injury claims in 2013 and 2014. It represents the first update of the “book of quantum” since 2004. File photograph: iStock

A new set of guidelines on the level of damages awarded for injuries has been criticised by the insurance industry for not benchmarking the figures a(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May’s comments have raised concerns of a possible hardline Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/EFP/Getty Images

A number of proposals put forward by business groups in recent months to help Irish exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit have been rejected be(...)

Motor insurance premiums have risen dramatically and could rise by a further fifth, says Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Insurance companies are pulling out of Ireland because of the lack of information about the costs of meeting claims, the Automobile Association warned(...)

At the heart of the minimum-wage debate is whether employees deserve a share of a recovering economy, or whether in the wake the Brexit vote the key job now is to protect employment. Photograph: iStock

Two issues have reignited Ireland’s debate about the minimum wage. First, the Low Pay Commission, whose job it is to recommend what the hourly rate(...)

An employers group has warned against any increase in the national minimum wage while the economy is under threat from Brexit. Photograph:The Irish Times

An employers group has warned against any increase in the national minimum wage while the economy is under threat from Brexit. The Small Firms Associ(...)

Nick Ashmore of  the SBCI: “At the end of last year, we lent a total of €172 million out to SMEs.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

With new regulations calling for greater transparency between the banks and small business to come into force this month, here’s a look at the highs a(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s first Euro 16 match against Sweden kicks off at 5pm when thousands of Irish employees will still be at work. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Employers have been warned of increased absenteeism from work during Euro 2016 and are being advised to take a “pragmatic appraoch” when dealing with (...)

More than two-thirds of firms believe the business environment here is continuing to improve, while just 3 per cent say it is deteriorating. Photograph: Getty

More than 70 per cent of Irish small firms plan to hire additional staff this year on the back of improved trading conditions, according to the Small (...)

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