Ireland's public finances have come to depend on a handful of companies that – judging by their share prices – look vulnerable. Market forecasters give an indication of the tax we might expect from them in 2023.
Ed Rossiter founded the recruitment company Phoenix with grand ambitions. Four years later it is operating across Ireland and the US, has 50 employees and €1m in backing. But during this uncertain economic period, what happens next?
In their American home, the big tech firms present here are used to skilled staff working and investing in early-stage companies throughout their career. This hasn’t happened much in Ireland yet, but there are “super early signs” that change may be coming.
Kim Kardashian’s fine tells me that the SEC is acutely aware of her ability to move markets in the direction of her choice. This is why her arrival into the world of private equity is so scary for finance bros all over the world.
Boxing coach and Dublin sports officer Igor Khmil has invited over a squad from Ukraine, led by Ivan Yarovyi for an exhibition contest this weekend. It is a show of solidarity for his home country, and a chance to provide some brief normality to those travelling.
Two years on from a boardroom coup, Swiss and German directors have taken the group behind Cuisine de France out of America and into the black – or just about. Despite its exposure to inflation, Aryzta’s boss Urs Jordi is confident its recovery will continue.
Asset tracking firm Tracworx is currently working on trials with four major international companies, while it has just raised €2m from a host of well-known VCs and angel investors. Its founders lay out their plans.
Ireland's fascination with the budget is a holdover from straitened times, years ago, when money truly was the bottleneck. Back then the limit was how much money could be raised in tax, and how much the financial markets were willing to lend the state.
Having delivered Budget 2023, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe speaks candidly about his time in office – from achievements to regrets. He also talks about the specifics of the budget, the future of taxation, and governing in a time of crises.
Emma Donoghue talks to Dion Fanning in the latest episode of Experience about the death of her father, feeling like an orphan and ideology versus pragmatism.
The European Commission’s competition and digital regulation boss Margrethe Vestager came to Dublin on the back of passing a raft of new legislation to police the internet this summer. If Ireland doesn’t take a more active role in the patrol, she says she’ll do it herself.
Brian Mullins was a four-time All Ireland winner, an imposing man to face in competitive battle and the hardest of taskmaster’s as a coach but he valued participation above competition during his time as Director of Sport at UCD and it may be where he made the greatest mark of all.
Ian Lynam had no dreams of becoming a sports lawyer, but from one deal with Arsenal and a belief that US sport represented the path to progress, he has set up the UK's pre-eminent sports law firm. Fintan Drury talks to him about representing Marcus Rashford, the sale of Chelsea and the future for rugby.
Yesterday, the Central Bank announced a record €100.5 million fine for Bank of Ireland over its treatment of customers on tracker mortgages. The fine, however, doesn't explain the 9.6 per cent drop in the bank's market value since Wednesday.
The cost-of-living crisis was clearly, and rightly, the dominant factor behind this Budget. But it was not the only factor. This Budget was also political. With Sinn Féin rising in the polls, it also needed to send a strong message.
Over 60% of 18–34-year-olds in Ireland live with their parents, compared to just one in six Danes. And just 4% of Irish 18–24-year-olds in Ireland live alone or with a partner, compared to two thirds of Swedes. We have failed our younger adults in housing.
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