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Michael Cawley said he would help steward Linked Finance’s board as the SME-focused crowdfunding company embarked on “the next phase of growth”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive Michael Cawley has been appointed chairman of peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance, which hooks up compa(...)

Pour me: Only about 54 cents of the pre-VAT price of a pint of Guinness, for example, is accounted for by excise. What tourist would notice if that was even  halved? Photograph: Eric Luke

It is almost that time of year again – budget time – when the multinational drinks industry wraps itself in the Tricolour of concern for Irish tourism(...)

Spider-man, whose alter ego on this occasion is Jamie Kenny from Drogheda, attends Dublin Comic Con 2017, held in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Convention Centre Dublin’s contribution to the Irish economy rose 16 per cent to €51 million last year, as the number of delegates and visitors at(...)

People renting out their homes on Airbnb may have to get a licence under new rules to be brought in by the Government. Minister for Housing Eoghan Mu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “High taxes on the middle classes are a barrier to opportunity and to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Min(...)

Leo Varadkar: he said no decision had been made on the hospitality VAT rate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would be cautious about changing the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry in the upcoming budg(...)

Baufritz HQ, in Germany: the Skerries project was the eco-housing giant’s first foray on to Irish soil

An ambitious plan to create Ireland’s first high-end eco-estate of prefabricated timber homes has ground to a halt after An Bord Pleanála refused it p(...)

Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin: Brexit should “not be a reason to give up on the UK” market. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism authority, plans to fight to stem the decline in British tourist numbers to Ireland. It has also launched a “Get Br(...)

The tourism industry wants the State to spend €60m each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions such as interpretative centres. Photograph: iStock

The Irish tourism industry wants the State to spend €60 million each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions. The Irish Tourist Indu(...)

The five-star Conrad Hotel  arguably offered the best deal: €270 for a Saturday night

Yet again Dublin hotel prices have been shown to be rising substantially. The annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey shows the average room rates (...)

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