“There is as much enthusiasm for and interest in investment in Ireland from the US as there has ever been.” Photograph: iStock

The figures speak for themselves. Ireland makes up just 1 per cent of the European economy yet was responsible for 12.7 per cent of all US foreign dir(...)

BPFI CEO Brian Hayes: His plea for bankers to be able to speak their minds on major issues affecting their sector, and the economy at large, might get a better hearing if bankers weren’t so reluctant to apologise for their mistakes.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Free speech is the cornerstone of every democracy so bravo to Brian Hayes for saying that bankers here should not be put on the “bold step” for expres(...)

As it stands, no VAT is charged by EU member states on airline tickets.  Photograph: Dublin Airport

The State will “engage constructively” in negotiations surrounding an aviation fuel tax or the application of VAT on airline tickets, the Department o(...)

Ardmore Studios: Planned  expansion suggests the current environment and incentives in Ireland are attractive enough for investors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Perched on a bluff overlooking the M11 motorway just south of Bray in Co Wicklow, Ardmore Studios is an unglamorous huddle of tatty industrial units c(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy was originally directed to appear at the Cregan commission in May. File photograph: Alan Betson

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy will not appear at the Siteserv inquiry as she fears she will be forced to reveal the sources of her information (...)

Underspending in the Department of Defence allocation would be used to offset additional expenditure required to meet the cost of Army pensions.

The Government will ask the Dáil to approve additional spending of more than €630 million for Government departments and agencies this year . Ministe(...)

Google Europe International Technology Unlimited paid corporation tax of $255 million, an effective rate which is slightly higher than the statutory rate of 12.5 per cent in the Republic.

One of Google’s Irish subsidiaries posted a profit before tax of $2.03 billion (€1.83 billion) in 2018, a 45 per cent increase on the previous year, (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has indicated that receipts are likely to be higher again this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has enjoyed a near €6 billion bounce in corporation tax receipts since 2014, a technical paper published by the Department of Finance h(...)

Reuters poll of economists suggested that the probability of a no-deal Brexit has dropped to 20 per cent from 30 per cent in October

Official Irish Government and Central Bank forecasts of economic slowdown under a disorderly Brexit would still amount to “a huge shock”, even if an o(...)

Taken Down: A crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

In 2018, RTÉ broadcast Taken Down, a crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system for asylum seekers that this Government ch(...)

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