“Non-resident directors can reclaim vouched travel expenses at cost, whereas resident directors must pay tax on these. This makes no sense and is unfair”

Spare a thought for Ireland-resident non-executive directors (NEDs). These are the people who sit on the boards of listed companies, private businesse(...)

Wal-Mart rose 1.8 per cent to $71.57 after Cowen and Company raised its rating to “outperform” from “market perform”. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares ended at their lowest point in two weeks on Monday, adding to losses seen last week as investors fretted over Hillary Clinton’s health(...)

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The lexicon: Hard Brexit Brexit looks set to be very hard indeed for both Britain and Ireland, with new figures suggesting a contraction of 0.2 per(...)

The £70 million pay package recently awarded to Martin Sorrell was one of the biggest payouts in British history.

The average pay of bosses in Britain’s FTSE 100 rose more than 10 per cent in 2015 to an average of £5.5 million, according to a survey that is likel(...)

CRH saw its share price rise 1.75 per cent to €27.475

It was a mixed day on the markets as European markets extended gains, although London saw its stocks end little changed. Dublin The Irish index of s(...)

Reckitt Benckiser  marketers Maria Mealiffe (left) and Hazel Roche: “The sponsorship of Love Island is a perfect fit for our target market and fits really well with our overall campaign.”

The desire for, and fear of, “digital detox” seems to be an increasingly popular topic of conversation and Durex has now cleverly tapped into it with (...)

The average sum given by parents to their “generation rent” offspring is £17,500, or 7 per cent of purchase price

There’s a new bank in town and it’s a force to be reckoned with. It didn’t have a big launch and there’s been no expensive advertising campaign, but B(...)

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley:  BP shareholders voted on April 14 to oppose his  $20 million pay package for 2015, the rare revolt reflecting outrage after the British oil and gas company recorded its biggest annual loss. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

Chief executives’ outsized pay packages are again coming under scrutiny, following a host of controversial pay awards in recent weeks. A fortnight ago(...)

Martin Sorrell: said he had spent more than three decades building WPP from a £1m company into one capitalised at £21bn

Martin Sorrell, the septuagenarian boss of advertising giant WPP, doesn’t like the word “pay”. Instead, it seems, he prefers the term “reward” to desc(...)

A man drinks from a beer can while wearing a virtual reality headset at a party hosted by Deloitte Digital during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Virtual fun It is estimated that 97 per cent of people photographed wearing virtual reality headsets look stupid, but not this g(...)

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