A union representing apprentices working in over 700 companies nationwide is threatening strike action.


Tax take booms but spending concerns persist

Coalition ministers yesterday hailed a bounty of taxes, saying that the economic recovery has been secured and reiterated plans for an expansionary pre-budget budget.


Sponsored: What type of investor are you?

As many ordinary savings accounts fail to deliver worthwhile returns on savings, an increasing number of Irish savers are turning to alternative investment opportunities for the first time.


OECD to unveil global tax plans

The OECD’s measures to reform international corporate tax systems will cause Ireland fewer problems than forecast, but for eurozone countries it will be just the beginning of greater and more detailed change.


Almost a quarter of Nama staff seek redundancy

Almost one quarter of the workforce at the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) have looked to leave the State’s bad bank as it edges towards its winding-down date.


Cameron faces demands on EU talks

There is no mention of the EU on the official agenda of Britain’s Conservative Party annual conference, but it is the topic that overshadows everything else.

Eight extra staff have been employed in the wake of an upsurge in FOI requests following Catherine Murphy's Dáil question on IBRC.

Noonan drafts in extra staff to clear FOI backlog

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that his department has deployed eight additional Freedom of Information (FOI) decision-makers to deal with the spiralling number of requests made to his department.


Share incentives could help SMEs in hunt for talent

An overhaul of the manner in which employees can take up company shares without being prohibitively taxed could give SMEs a fighting chance of attracting talent and flourishing.


Profits decrease 8% at Roche

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish unit of pharmaceutical giant Roche last year fell 8% to €10.39m.


Central Bank sees big growth

The Central Bank yesterday raised its economic growth forecasts, saying that the country is enjoying “an exceptionally strong” recovery.


UK sets deadline for mis-selling claims

Britain’s financial regulator yesterday said it intended to set a 2018 deadline for people to claim compensation for being mis-sold repayment insurance, drawing a line under Britain’s costliest consumer finance scandal.


Getting financial literacy right

A number of years ago, I found myself, together with academic and economist Constantin Gurdgiev, in the back of a taxi, in Dublin with a US journalist.