Joanna Murphy

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The survey found that over 90 per cent of respondents said they would like to see the Government introduce greater support for new business start-ups.  Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

The Government is not doing enough to support SMEs and business start-ups, a survey by tax refund specialists Taxback.com suggests. On the back of Bu(...)

The CSO figures also indicate that while the gender differential in the participation rates between men and women here is falling, it remains wide

Labour force participation rates for women in the Republic remain low by international standards despite rising wages and more career opportunities. (...)

Even if credit is readily available, don’t seek it out unless it’s absolutely necessary

With third-level students starting back at college right across the State, we take a look at what students – and their parents – need to know about th(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Ciaran Cannon opened a conference in Dublin this week on Diaspora, Diplomacy and Development. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Engaging with the Irish diaspora is vital to maintain a good relationship with the millions of people living outside Ireland who have a strong connect(...)

Irish Diaspora Loan Fund board member John Bruton: dismissed criticism the fund is a means for affluent migrants to effectively buy Irish passports. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

About half of all applications to finance the Irish Diaspora Loan Fund, a new immigrant investment programme requiring a minimum investment of €500,00(...)

Andrew Parish from ConnectIreland; Jessie White from Snapstory; AJ Leon from Misfits and ConnectIreland chief executive Joanna Murphy. Photograph: Paul Sherwood/ConnectIreland

About 35 high-skilled jobs are to be created as three new companies set up operations in the Republic. UK wave energy tech company Wavepower Technolo(...)

Lobby group Startup Ireland has merged with ConnectIreland, the economic development initiative that is seeking to attract businesses to Ireland. Th(...)

Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)

GAA President Liam O’Neill with Home to Hurl players Kevin Maher, on his arrival home from Melbourne, and fellow members of the Gornahoe Glengoole hurling team in Tipperary who have also arrived home  for the charity match. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meet a GAA player who flies 10,000 miles across the world for a single game and you meet a spirit of determination. It is the lure of a winter’s match(...)