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Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

IAG is taking the political temperature on its bid to buy the national carrier, with concessions expected in an effort to help drive the deal through

All cases great and small

All cases great and small

All human life is found in the offices of Ireland’s small solicitors, yet they continue to face challenging times

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

‘To see how the other half lives” is a phrase used when the rest of us catch a glimpse of how the wealthy disport themselves. At a more mundane level, it is possible to live and work and play in our capital city and only rarely if ever encounter how

Inheritance tax thresholds are penal

Inheritance tax thresholds are penal

The surge in house prices has put pressure on families faced with property-based taxes

‘Jealousy’: why Germany is irate over Irish data protection laws

‘Jealousy’: why Germany is irate over Irish data protection laws

New minister forced to go on offensive after Merkel takes swipe at Irish legislation

Why the sky’s the limit for aviation players

Why the sky’s the limit for aviation players

Low oil prices and a solid performance by Aer Lingus in recent years have marked the airline out for a possible takeover

10 to watch in 2015

10 to watch in 2015

Disrupting markets, raising millions, expanding into new territories or winning new business – it’s going to be a busy year for our roll call of ‘ones to watch’ in 2015, write Philip Connolly and Róisín Burke

Sweetheart deal or state subsidy?

Sweetheart deal or state subsidy?

The battle over Beps is far from over. Now it is time for the policy-makers to join the fray, writes Philip Connolly

Irish stocks to watch in 2015

Irish stocks to watch in 2015

Ireland’s Iseq share index has just finished a great year, but which Irish-listed companies will attract interest in 2015?

Ireland’s  recovery Rhetoric or reality?

Ireland’s recovery Rhetoric or reality?

Jack Horgan-Jones: It is exactly one year since Ireland exited the bailout. Now, Irish growth rates are rising and the price of borrowing is falling. But is the recovery real?

The  end  of offshore secrecy?

The end of offshore secrecy?

Thousands of Irish companies prefer to remain unlimited, meaning they don’t have to file accounts. But, to protect their owners, many have set up limited parent companies abroad. New EU directives due to be implemented next year may change all that

Jane Ruffino: Some of the really exciting work to bring accessible technology to the next frontier is being done by small firms in Ireland

Jane Ruffino: Some of the really exciting work to bring accessible technology to the next frontier is being done by small firms in Ireland

Question mark hangs over the IFSC brand

Question mark hangs over the IFSC brand

Jack Horgan-Jones: Reputational damage suffered during the crisis has taken its toll on the IFSC. Many leading members are now questioning whether the centre is still fit for purpose.

A licence to print money?

A licence to print money?

The man who invented the term QE says it won’t work for Europe – at least, not the way the ECB wants to do it

No room at the Inns: Investors checking in

No room at the Inns: Investors checking in