Kerrygold becomes first Irish food brand to reach €1bn milestone

The Kerrygold brand has exceeded €1bn in annual retail value, the first Irish food brand to reach this milestone.


Irish economy enjoying strong start to the year

The Irish economy has been confronted with a slowdown in global growth this year, most notably in its main export markets in Europe, as well as the deepening uncertainty in relation to Brexit.


Prosperity could be boosted if only State bodies would get out of Dublin

It is 30 years since I began work in Dublin, having started my career in Cork. At that time, I would have been cynical about those who griped about how the capital was over-indexing on investment and political attention, at the expense of regions, including Munster.


Shares fall in Dalata as it warns against 9% Vat hike

Shares in Dalata fell around 2.5% as it warned that hiking the 9% Vat rate could reduce group revenues by up to 2% for the year.


Central Bank: Outlook for domestic economy is brighter

The domestic economy is expected to grow slightly faster than initially forecast this year, the Central Bank has said.


Central Bank: Market concerns limiting Irish recovery

The Central Bank said today that the persistent strains in financial markets are limiting Ireland's prospects for economic recovery.


Tax shortfall may wipe out budget surplus

The Government has been warned that it's tax shortfall this year could be even greater than forecast.


Ahern says economy must be managed carefully

The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has said the Government must manage Ireland’s economy carefully in the coming months to overcome the difficulties posed by the global recession.


Government digests worrying economic statistics

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and his Government Ministers who are having their first cabinet meeting since the holidays will be digesting the most worrying economic statistics of recent years.