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President Michael D Higgins said  late TK Whitaker  was “as fine an Irishman as there has been.” Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

TK Whitaker, who died on Monday at the age of 100, contributed enormously to the building of an independent Ireland, President Michael D Higgins said (...)

John Douglas  of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: “Workers in Ireland deserve a pay rise.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unions are to seek pay increases of 4 per cent across the private sector from January. The chairman of the private sector committee of the Irish Con(...)

Ictu general secretary Patricia King has said that pressure is building over private sector pay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trade unions are expected to seek “significant increases” in the months ahead for members working in the private sector. The private sector committ(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster: claimed the Republic was “poaching” investment at the North’s expense while political instability rather than concern for Northern Ireland was driving the Republic’s post-Brexit strategy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland may lose out in the race to encourage UK businesses to move here in the wake of Brexit due to competitive and infrastructural failings, Dublin(...)

New plans for further cross-border harmonisation of tax rules across the EU are to be discussed by European finance ministers. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

New plans for further cross-border harmonisation of tax rules across the European Union are to be discussed by European finance ministers at a two-day(...)

Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University: “An immediate investment of at least €100 million is required for the third-level sector in the upcoming budget.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The fall of Irish universities in this week’s QS World University Rankings represents a “tipping point” for the third-level sector, according to Bria(...)

It is inevitable that our neighbour will continue to edge forward with the introduction of further measures to retain business investment. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

The United Kingdom is, and most likely will remain, both Ireland’s largest trading partner and biggest competitor for mobile private investment. Onc(...)

Chancellor George Osborne said he wanted a leading role in shaping Britain’s new economic destiny, laying out plans to build a “super competitive economy” with low business taxes and a global focus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Britain’s chancellor George Osborne is planning to cut the UK’s corporation tax to less than 15 per cent in an effort to woo business deterred from in(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan present the summer economic statement.

After months of will they or won’t theys, the British people finally had their say this week and took the plunge, voting to leave the European Union ((...)

Dawn breaks over the City of London

The Irish business community has reacted with disappointment to the new that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Lobby group Ibec said th(...)

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