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An €896 million surplus at the end of July compared to a deficit of €277 million a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Increased revenues from taxes on consumer spending and companies’ profits contributed to a near-€900 million Government surplus for the seven months t(...)

The sterling exchange rate is vital for Irish exporters, for tourism, for cross-border and online shopping and for the the tens of thousands of people and businesses who operate some parts of their lives in the two currencies.

Since the Brexit referendum sterling has declined steadily, losing around 15 per cent in total against the euro – and is now falling again. It is dow(...)

Retailers and manufacturers have been advised to carry out detailed reviews of their supply chains to ensure “day one readiness” for Brexit can be achieved.

Irish businesses have been urged to intensify plans for a no-deal Brexit following Tuesday’s historic House of Commons defeat of UK prime minister The(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: the  European Commission president supported the new moves on tax policy in his state of the union speech last September. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission is pressing ahead with developing a plan to end national vetoes in some decisions on tax policy, a move which the Republic is (...)

While the continued common travel area would allow free movement of people, goods would face different regulations. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Another inconclusive EU summit. Irish businesses have faced the uncertainty of Brexit since the vote in the summer of 2016 but, more than two years on(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and  the  Department of Finance Chief Economist, John McCarthy at the announcement of the Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Mixed reaction came from business and economic commentators as Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, revealed his Summer Economic Statement. The Go(...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

In the latter part of 2014, two State agencies were beavering away to secure a piece of land for an important investor. Between them, IDA Ireland and (...)

Businesses across the country were forced to close last week as a result of storm Emma. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish businesses reopening on Monday morning were counting the cost of the effect of lost trade last week as a result of storm Emma which lead to wide(...)

The European Council is due to review last week’s Brexit developments at its summit on Thursday, December 14th.

A status-quo transition period for when the UK leaves the EU would be the best way of providing business with certainty, an alliance of business group(...)

Cora O’Brien of the Irish Tax Institute told an Oireachtas committee that “high tax rates do not equal high yield from tax”

High taxation, poor infrastructure and the housing crisis have all been attributed at an Oireachtas committee as causes for Ireland’s high cost of doi(...)

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