The decision of Merck Sharp Dohme, or MSD as it’s better known in these parts, is more than good news for Dublin but also for Ireland, writes Paul Mills.
Over the past week, financial markets have entered mainstream media, amid screaming headlines about collapsing share prices and supposedly unprecedented volatility.
Trade figures published in recent weeks by the US Department of Commerce deserve wide coverage, because they have effectively signalled flashing red lights for Ireland, writes John Whelan.
Tax is tax. Does it really matter whether it is in the form of income tax, or USC, or PRSI, asks Brian Keegan
An Irish-founded social networking app for women is targeting global growth, writes Trish Dromey
An in-depth analysis says SMEs could gain €6.8bn in extra work and corporate tax revenues could rise €2bn over five years if the State’s tendering process was changed, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
The best way to insulate Ireland from any fallout from the potential of more global market turmoil, following this week’s Wall Street sell-off, will be to balance the books and invest in public services, according to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.
The empty so-called advance factories in IDA industrial areas across Cork and the rest of the State are back in the news.
Some of Michael O’Leary’s old swagger is back, writes Eamon Quinn.
The banks are a lot like the story of the scorpion that wanted to cross the river, then managed to find a ride on a frog and, contrary to his promise, stung the frog so that they both drowned, writes Paul Mills.
Portland is a symbol of hipster culture... Cork has the ingredients to embrace such thinking, without forgetting to adopt a pragmatic and commercial approach, writes Joe Gill.
Embraer — the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer — is not concerned for its future following Airbus’s takeover of its nearest rival Bombardier, according to its Clare-born chief executive John Slattery.
As head of a company that has true pan-European credentials, his views should be heeded, and especially by the aerospace industry in the North, writes Joe Gill.
The latest CSO data on the Irish labour market show continuing strong job growth, with total employment likely to surpass its pre-crash peak later this year.
The UK data centre market is the largest in Europe, but that that will change, once the EU’s new data-protection regulations become law in May, and Ireland is set to take advantage.
What on earth must farmers in Britain make of the recent utterances by their Minister for Agriculture, Michael Gove?
A key development in currency markets in 2017 was the strengthening of the euro and weakening of the dollar, writes Oliver Mangan
Business growth is rolling on and the exchequer is benefiting in no small way.
Economics often has an unfair reputation. In the public mind, economics is conflated with one of two things — either economists are talking about forecasts of the macro-economy, or talking about finance.
Local property tax (LPT) is back in the news, and not just because the payment arrangements for 2018 are being made around now.