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Shay Cody, joint general secretary of Fórsa trade union, arriving for pay talks at the Department of Finance on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Unions are optimistic that the Government will agree to accelerate steps to end the two-tier pay system for newer entrants to the public service. Ta(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland is one of a number of state institutions that were forced to close on Wednesday however all staff are working from home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Business lobby groups reiterated warnings on Wednesday to businesses to have a plan to deal with adverse weather conditions. A number of groups incl(...)

If politicians are serious about a national spatial strategy and creating vibrant industrial hubs outside the greater Dublin area, they must deliver h(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May’s comments have raised concerns of a possible hardline Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/EFP/Getty Images

A number of proposals put forward by business groups in recent months to help Irish exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit have been rejected be(...)

“This market failure is allowed to happen because of the complete lack of Government intervention.” Mark Fielding, chief executive of Isme. Photograph: Frank Miller

The average payment period for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) improved by two days to 57 days in the second quarter, small business body Isme sai(...)

Nick Ashmore of  the SBCI: “At the end of last year, we lent a total of €172 million out to SMEs.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

With new regulations calling for greater transparency between the banks and small business to come into force this month, here’s a look at the highs a(...)

A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020 A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020

Earlier this year, it was announced that Toys R Us was closing the two outlets it had in Ireland after only six months. It may have come as news to (...)

A third of respondents said they had seen an increase in bank charges imposed during the last quarter

Loan approval rates for small and medium sized firms are continuing to improve although access to credit remains a big issue for SMEs, a new survey re(...)

Figures provided by the Department of Education in response to a Freedom of Information request show that one retired school teacher received a lump sum of €165,862

Eleven secondary school teachers last year received pension lump sums between €150,000 and €165,000 on retiring in a pensions bonanza, new figures sho(...)

Isme chief executive Mark Fielding said the latest survey results gave cause for concern

Business confidence is waning with SMEs feeling increasingly pessimistic about the economy, according to the latest quarterly business trends survey b(...)

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