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The State’s tourism sector could be in decline, according to the boss of Fáilte Ireland, resulting from the Government’s decision to increase the hospitality VAT rate in last year’s budget

Dublin’s labour marketis now as tight as central London’s, according to a study by the Central Bank and recruitment website Indeed. The research found(...)

It is understood that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also raised the issue of tariffs during his meeting with US vice-president Mike Pence earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns are growing that Irish food products could be hit by damaging US tariffs, as Washington prepares to impose retaliatory measures on a range o(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

A truck passes by China Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, after new tariffs on Chinese imports was imposed by President Donald Trump, in Long Beach, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Getty Images

China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over US import duties, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Mo(...)

A giant beach party is planned on October 31st in  Wijk aan Zee, a quiet seaside village west of Amsterdam facing across the North Sea, where a band will play We’ll Meet Again.  Photograph: Vliet/iStock

It’s undoubtedly going to be one of those “where were you?” moments. And already almost 10,000 people in the Netherlands have decided: on October 31st(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group:  “Every time we sell a car, I’m collecting between €10,500 and €11,000 worth of tax.”  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Finglas now proudly boasts a €10 million motoring temple to Porsche, nestled in the shadow of the M50’s Junction 5. It’s an improbable location for a(...)

Jane Dodds, the Liberal Democrats candidate who won the byelection in Brecon and Radnorshire. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The Liberal Democrats have promised to consider further alliances with other anti-Brexit parties after a byelection victory in Brecon and Radnorshire (...)

Glenn Bradley,  corporate head of global supply for Hardscape Group which specialises in sourcing natural stone

Belfast-based Glenn Bradley is the corporate head of global supply for Hardscape Group which specialises in sourcing natural stone and eco-friendly ma(...)

Ireland is ‘by far the most exposed’ among European countries to the latest US punitive tariff plan. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is “by far the most exposed” among European countries to proposed US tariffs given the high volume of whiskey we export to the country, a lead(...)

WTO director-general Roberto Azevedos warns global trade tensions  will have consequences in increased uncertainty, lower investment and weaker trade growth. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The World Trade Organisation warned that a spike in trade restrictions by major nations is threatening to hold back the global economy. Trade coverag(...)

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