Michael Rooney

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IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has extended a special tax relief designed to attract overseas executives and companies to Ireland by a further t(...)

Increases to tax credits for the self-employed, as well as measures to help SMEs retain staff, were welcomed.

Advocates for entrepreneurs gave a mixed reaction to measures contained in Budget 2020. Increases to tax credits for the self-employed, as well as m(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: severely constrained this October. File photograph: Alan Betson

With the shape of the UK’s departure from the European Union still unlikely to be determined by October 8th, this year’s budget looks to be distinctly(...)

Revenue figures show that almost 800 workers availed of the Sarp regime in 2016. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A tax regime allowing expatriate workers moving to Ireland to pay a lower rate of income tax than resident workers should be extended to foreign worke(...)

As a contractor, you can move between companies more easily, and thus work on a greater variety of projects. Photograph: iStock

It’s a modern revolution; instead of getting a full-time job, an increasingly large number of people are working as contractors. Organisations as dive(...)

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh: Traditional Musician of the Year.

The 2017 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards follow the road less travelled, and this year’s recipients cast a light into traditional music’s beating heart, all t(...)

Bronson was a film which starred Tom Hardy and followed the life of notorious prisoner Michael Gordon Peterson, who was renamed Charles Bronson by his fight promoter.

A 35-year-old man who covered himself in butter to make it difficult to arrest him, after barricading himself into his house in Listowel, has been giv(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the 1916 Relatives’ Event at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his pride at being able to address the largest ever gathering of relatives of those who were involved in the(...)

The euro’s decline has bolstered the spending power of employees in Ireland – mostly working for US multi-nationals or the American Government – on dollar contracts. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The euro’s recent decline in value against other major currencies is viewed as a good thing for the country’s exports and tourism industry. It has als(...)

Chairman of the British Athletic Association Lord Coe with President of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey, Minister of State for Transport Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD and sculptor Paul Ferriter at the unveiling of sculpture of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Three years to Rio and Rory McIlroy’s Olympic marathon doesn’t look like flagging. Even the intervention of a Lord yesterday could not ease the(...)