Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and Japanese ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the announcement of a Japan-focused promotional campaign for Ireland during the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Rugby World Cup provides an “immense opportunity” for Ireland to build a presence and forge relationships in Japan, Tánaiste and Minister for Fore(...)

 Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee at the ‘Getting Your Business Brexit Ready’ campaign launch this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It may have been a portent. Shortly before three Ministers were due at the RDS on Wednesday to reassure businesses that there is a plan for a no-deal (...)

 Amazon’s ‘fulfilment centre’ warehouse in Peterborough, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

There are just over 100 shopping days left until Christmas. Ireland has consistently had a high proportion of retail spend online. Last year, an Ipso(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys  with Niall Campion and Pat O’Connor, VRAI founders, Enterprise Ireland’s Niall McEvoy and Chris McHugh, VRAI’s senior VR developer, at VRAI’s  new Temple Bar offices. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish technology company VRAI is poised for expansion as it moved into new offices in Dublin’s Temple Bar. The company, which specialises in virtual (...)

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Brexit has already had a significant impact on Irish exporters, with one in 10 saying it has cost them more than €100,000. Some 53 per cent of Enterp(...)

 Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys: there are steps consumers must take “to lessen the potential impact”  of Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A hard Brexit at the end of October could hit many thousands of Irish people who shop on UK websites almost immediately with a dramatic curtailment of(...)

Flexible and home working arrangements can bring positives, but on the other hand they can also blur the lines between work and home life

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has written to Heather Humphreys, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, urging the Government to pr(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys; Caroline Keeling, CEO pf Keelings  and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of  Enterprise Ireland at the Keelings farm shop. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Supermarket chains and retailers are putting plans in place to ensure there would be “bread on the table” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Minister f(...)

Isolde Goggin, chair of the CCPC, said the watchdog’s aim is ‘to ensure that goods placed on the Irish market do not pose a safety risk to consumers’. File photograph: Eric Luke

More than 33,000 products, including toys and sunglasses, were prevented from entering the Irish market last year amid safety concerns, the consumer w(...)

Rebecca Windrum and Alesha McAloon with their goats Millie & Minnie at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Cavan on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The cows looked as fed up as the punters in the torrential rain watching the animals compete to be champion cow at the 78th annual Virginia Show. The(...)

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