Gerard Brady

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Robert Lighthizer, US trade representative at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing in the US. Photographer: Bloomberg

The suspension of talks between Europe and the US on new international tax rules for tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google could be deeply pr(...)

Ibec is advocating bringing forward the reopening of the country to the end of June

Ibec has warned that the Government’s “conservative” approach to lifting coronavirus restrictions will exacerbate the economic shock and prolong the d(...)

 Gerard Brady (2nd R) with  Denis Gallagher and Charles Haughey in 1982. File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Gerard Brady has died at the age of 82. First elected to the Dáil in 1977, he died at home in Donnybrook, Dublin, on Satu(...)

How many businesses will not be able to open the shutters at all and at what level will others operate?

The Covid-19 employment shock is not hitting all sections of the population equally. So far, judging by those receiving the special Covid payments, t(...)

A serious cash squeeze is now in place in the SME sector and threatens the future of many companies

Without money coming in the door, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular are unable to pay their bills – their rent, their suppliers, (...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald with elected colleagues on the plinth at the Dáil on Thursday. Bank shares were hit by the party’s policy to change their tax arrangements and give the Central Bank power to cap mortgage rates.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Will Sinn Féin’s huge success in the general election lead to big changes in government policy towards the economy and business? Will they even be in(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Donald Trump attend at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain on  December 4th. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Pool/Reuters

Not just the end of a year but the drawing to a close of the century’s second decade. A period that began with Barack Obama in the White House and end(...)

Ibec’s chief economist Gerard Brady said the Irish economy had now recorded several years of strong sustainable growth

The growth potential of the Irish economy is being undermined by a shortage of labour linked to congestion in transport, housing and childcare, Ibec h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of delivering his budget speech to the Dáil this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland could lose more than 10 per cent of its corporation tax revenue under new proposals to reform the global tax system, business lobby group Ibe(...)

Ibec has called for the reintroduction of an Enterprise Stabilisation Fund in the same vein as was made available during the financial crisis in 2009

Irish companies could suffer a €500 million a year loss in export sales to the UK under a disorderly Brexit, business lobby Ibec has warned. Ibec is (...)

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