Danny Mccoy

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Given the gap between the sides in the North-South pylon proposal, the planning process was always going to be difficult

This week’s High Court ruling on the proposed €280 million high-capacity power line connecting the Republic’s and North’s electricity grids is another(...)

A protest in Meath against the power line connecting the North and the Republic .

Plans for a €280 million power line linking the Republic and the North face further legal and planning hurdles following a key victory in the High Cou(...)

Expectations are growing that the Bank of England will hold off on raising interest rates due to Brexit-related risks. Photograph: AFP

Employers’ group Ibec has warned of imminent business closures in the wake of another significant slide in the value of sterling. The Brexit-related (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: he said the UK approach continued to put short-term political concerns ahead of jobs and the needs of business

The UK should remain within the Single Market and the Customers Union for the full duration of any post-Brexit transition regime, according to Irish b(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said income tax cuts would be paid for by the buoyancy of the economy. Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the so-called “fiscal space” earmarked for Budget 2018 effectively crowded out by pre-existing spending commitments and a new public sect(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy wants tariff-free trading between the UK and the EU post Brexit. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Any new EU-UK trade deal must include comprehensive transitional arrangements to avoid a damaging “cliff edge” scenario for businesses both North and (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: “Brexit is a threat to our living standards and our economic ambition. There can be no complacency.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Ibec has warned of a “Brexit day trade cliff” if the UK exits the bloc without a trade deal. The employers’ group said there was no guarantee the UK g(...)

Paschal Donohoe: new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Mr  Donohoe as Minister for Finance on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Senior business figures have called on incoming Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to increase spending on capital infrastructure and face down pub(...)

Michael Noonan communicated solidity, reliability and wisdom during his time as finance minister, according to former Labour TD Pat Rabbitte, who served alongside him in government.

Michael Noonan communicated solidity, reliability and wisdom during his time as finance minister, according to former Labour TD Pat Rabbitte, who serv(...)

Local groups along the interconnector’s route oppose its construction on environmental and health grounds. Photograph: David Sleator

A proposed high-powered electricity connector between North and South will cut energy bills by a total of €30 million a year, a report commissioned by(...)

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