Savings overhaul for first-time buyers

The Government wants to overhaul a tax relief scheme for first-time buyers which has been labelled a “flop” by Fianna Fáil.

Budget 2016: €1,650 tax break for business and farmers

Self-employed business people and farmers will be offered a tax break worth €1,650 over the next five years starting in next week’s Budget

Landlords are to face €15k fine for refusing rent allowance tenants

Landlords face fines of up to €15,000 for turning away tenants who claim rent allowance under new laws coming into effect in a matter of weeks, the Irish Independent has learned.

Euro zone economic sentiment hits four-year high in September

Euro zone economic sentiment hit a new 4-year high in September, European Commission data showed on Tuesday, mainly thanks to more optimism in industry, and the retail and services sectors.

10 ways Microsoft Office 2016 can change the way we work

The Microsoft Office suite has been at the forefront of modern business for the past two decades. Further to that, it’s little surprise that Office has been powering 83% of the Fortune 500 list.

900,000 workers will retire without a private pension, warns new study

Almost 900,000 people will have to rely on the State pension when they retire because they have no private retirement fund in place, new research shows.

€27bn spree on hospitals, roads and schools

Capital spending plan ‘to benefit every part of the country’ with 45,000 jobs. The most significant bottleneck on the road system linking Ireland’s three largest cities will be finally removed as part of the Government’s €27bn capital spending spree.

Davy upgrades economic growth forecast for 2015 to 6.5pc

Davy has lifted its predictions for Irish GDP growth for the year, revising upwards from 3.7pc to 6.5pc.

We’ve done the impossible – now for the difficult bit

REMEMBER the switch from miles to kilometres? In a single weekend, every sign in the country was changed. Despite the best efforts of the media pack (especially the foreign one) to portray a failure, not the remotest boreen with a […]

Building on a passion for healthcare

John and Norma O’Neill swapped their banking jobs for a business supplying healthcare products. When distilled right down, the purpose of most businesses is to help meet the needs of others. Nowhere is this more evident than with this week’s […]

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