Jim Power

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Volkswagen is the best-selling brand so far this year with 12,215 new car registrations. Total new registrations stood at 118,925 by the end of business on Monday, down from 131,207 this time last year.

Sales of new cars fell once again in July, but the arrival of the new 172 registration plate did at least arrest the slide seen so far this year by a (...)

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform sets out his summer economic statement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish TImes

On this week’s Inside Business podcast we look over the components of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s summer statement on the public finances. (...)

Guinness ad supporting the hurling championship. A report found  the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 would cost the outdoor advertising industry €11m a year, broadcast media €7m, and print media €2m in ad revenue.

Proposed restrictions on the advertising of alcohol in Ireland could reduce the annual revenues of media companies here by €20 million a year and lead(...)

What would a soft Border look like?

The UK’s hung parliament has led to Prime Minister Theresa May having to rely on the DUP in Northern Ireland and with no majority in Westminster, hope(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will leave the office with State’s economy in much better shape than when he took over. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

When Michael Noonan took over as Minister for Finance in March 2011, the economy was on the floor, public debt and borrowing were dangerously high and(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: Last shares   in Providence  will  be sold as part of  bankruptcy process. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last O’Reilly’s shares to be sold The last shares held by Sir Anthony O’Reilly in Providence Resources, the company he founded, will shortly be sold (...)

Only 4 per cent of Irish respondents surveyed looking to change their cars this year will actually opt to import. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Uncertainty is the order of the day in the motor trade. With 39,019 new cars registered last month – 1.7 per cent down on January 2016 – it would seem(...)

Core Media chief executive Alan Cox: Advertising hasn’t proven its worth in the boardroom. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Boardrooms have ignored the importance of marketing to the growth of businesses – but it is up to marketers to prove their worth, according to a new r(...)

The Irish Times Inside Business podcast: Should Ireland have a minister for minimising damage from Brexit?

The head of the Irish employers’ group Ibec has predicted that the UK will not be able to strike a trade deal with the EU in light of the priorities l(...)

Evan Cullen,  president of  IALPA, who is oppoed to Norwegian Air’s plans.

The imposing acronym CCCTB could spell serious trouble for the Irish economy according to the Economic and Social Research Institute. Bottom line: th(...)

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