BT: Vodafone, Virgin and Three may be possible suitors for acquisition of its Irish arm. Photograph: Phil Noble

Ireland’s top telcos Vodafone, Virgin and Three have been touted as possible buyers of BT’s €460 million Irish unit, which the UK telecoms giant is se(...)

New  research suggests the outflow of funds from Ireland in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent tax cuts was the repatriation of US profits previously held offshore. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Ireland stands to gain from changes to the US tax code despite a near €50 billion outflow of assets since last year, a new study has claimed. The re(...)

EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager says there is no guarantee removing the backstop element of the proposed deal will unlock the Westminster logjam. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland will not be sacrificed by the EU in its efforts to broker a Brexit deal with the UK, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said. Am(...)

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, says the State is not ready for a hard Brexit.

Ireland would be “screwed” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which is now more likely than at any other time, the head of the Irish Exporters Associat(...)

President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne. The court said the State was on course to achieve its  2025   broadband targets

Ireland is not the only EU state struggling to resolve the problem of rural broadband, representatives of the European Court of Auditors have said. T(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “Ireland is a divided society. There are two Irelands. There is the real Ireland which remains depressed.” Photograph: EPA/Bernd Von Jutrczenka

Ireland is a tax haven “free-riding” on the rest of Europe, and remains deeply divided since the crash, former Greek finance minister and author Yanis(...)

The European Commission is  proposing to raise the contributions it gets from member states for its next seven-year budget, which starts in 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s annual contribution to the EU budget is likely to rise to over €3 billion after the UK leaves the bloc, more than 50 per cent above the curr(...)

The State’s contribution may rise by an additional €400 million a year as a result of the hole in the EU’s budget left from the UK’s departure

Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget is expected to rise to €2.7 billion this year, the Department of Finance has confirmed. This is 35 per cent hi(...)

“Nagging questions about the relevance of our growth metrics and in particular the contribution of multinationals remain while, on the horizon, Brexit and changes to the global tax environment loom large.”

A slew of data about the Irish economy published in the past two weeks all points to a remarkable turnaround in the State’s economic fortunes. Headl(...)

 NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: cautioned that national debt remained high and that the State was “still a very leveraged country”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland pays out €16.5 million a day in interest costs to service its national debt, the head of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has re(...)

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