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Metal cables and  the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  It is  remarkable that the business, which once employed more than 30,000 people but has not built a ship since 2003, survived this long.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland & Wolff (H&W) going into administration is being billed as a symbol of the end of the super-employer era in Northern Ireland. It is a(...)

Central Dublin. EY noted that Ireland remained a “highly attractive” destination for foreign direct investment for companies moving operations out of the UK.  Photograph: iStock

One of the “big four” professional services firms has increased its growth forecast for the State’s economy in light of strong corporate tax receipts (...)

Photograph: iStock

Investment by foreign companies into Ireland increased by 52 per cent last year despite Europe as a whole seeing a dip in such investment, according t(...)

Capital Economics predicted the UK government would probably loosen fiscal policy by as much as 1 per cent of GDP   if the UK crashed out of the EU. Photograph:  AP

The impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland may be less severe than previously thought, according to London-based consultancy Capital Economics. In its(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork.com, overall winners of this year’s  International Award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Accounting firm EY has predicted that economic growth in the Republic will slow from above 8 per cent this year to 4.4 per cent in 2019. The latest E(...)

The Republic’s GDP will grow three times faster than Northern Ireland this year. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at more than four times the rate of Northern Ireland this year assuming a smooth post-Brexit pro(...)

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(...)

A retail outlet in Newry. Cross-Border spending is back at 2010 levels, driven by a 12% appreciation in the euro relative to the pound.

Cross-Border shopping jumped sharply this year to an estimated €418 million from €385 million in 2016 as shoppers in the South headed north to take ad(...)

The managing partner of EY Ireland Mike McKerr. “We’re investing heavily in office space, including facilities with bigger capacity in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Waterford”

Consulting firm EY, which now employs almost 2,400 people in Ireland, expects headcount to continue to grow after reporting double-digit income growth(...)

The Web Summit: in the sunshine of its new Lisbon home  – temperatures are expected to reach 21 degrees during the week –  an anticipated 60,000 people are set to attend the events.

MONDAY Results: Avis Budget Group, Horizon Pharma, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mylan. Indicators: Irish Industrial production (Sep); Euro-zone composite, (...)

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