Irish manufacturing continues to expand as orders flood in

Irish manufacturing activity increased for the 18th month in a row in November as exporters saw new orders flood in at the fastest rate in almost four years, a survey showed. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index stood at 56.2 in November, down from...

Irish corporate tax system most efficient in Europe, study says

Ireland has the most efficient corporate tax system in Europe with the least red tape, according to a study from PwC and the World Bank. The report found that the effective corporate tax rate in Ireland – the amount of tax paid as a percentage of profits – was 12.4...

Two-thirds of firms plan to hire next year – survey

Two-thirds of Irish firms plan to hire staff next year as a survey of chief financial officers showed increasing optimism about the outlook for Irish business. The RSM Farrell Grant Sparks survey found that 91 per cent of “traditionally cautious” chief...