Ireland and the EU
Latest business news about Ireland and the European Union.
- Commission action makes setting up business in Ireland easier — 05 May 2010, 22:50 CET
Following changes to Irish legislation that remove obstacles to setting up a business in Ireland, the European Commission has closed its infringement case.
- — 01 November 2009, 15:45 CET
Contacts of the European Commission representation in Ireland.
- Access to finance — 22 June 2012, 00:08 CET
There are various sources of funding, support and advice available in Ireland for business owners from a variety of Irish bodies.
- Setting up a business in Ireland — 01 November 2009, 15:46 CET
An overview of the process of starting a new business in Ireland.
- — 10 January 2013, 17:43 CET
Provisional agendas for Council meetings (Irish Presidency)
- Ireland and the euro — 03 February 2008, 23:32 CET
Ireland joined the European Union in 1973 and was one of the first-wave EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.
- European Commission prohibition of Ryanair's proposed acquisition of Aer Lingus – frequently asked questions — 27 June 2007, 12:09 CET
The European Commission on 27 June 2007 prohibited, on the basis of the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed takeover by Ryanair of Aer Lingus. It says the acquisition would have combined the two leading airlines operating from Ireland which currently compete vigorously against each other. The Commission concluded that the merger would have harmed consumers by removing this competition and creating a monopoly or a dominant position on 35 routes operated by both parties. This would have reduced choice and, most likely, led to higher prices for more than 14 million EU passengers using these routes to and from Ireland each year. The Commission's investigation and market test of remedies offered by Ryanair demonstrated that these remedies were inadequate to remove the competition concerns. In particular the limited number of airport "slots" offered was not likely to lead to competition sufficient to replace the competitive pressure currently exercised by each airline on the other. The Commission therefore concluded that the concentration would significantly impede effective competition within the European Economic Area or a substantial part of it.
- Ireland country profile — 22 June 2012, 12:18 CET
Since joining the European Union in 1973, the Republic of Ireland (Éire) has transformed itself from a largely agricultural society into a modern, technologically advanced Celtic Tiger economy.
- — 07 August 2006, 17:36 CET
Finfacts is Ireland's leading business / finance / e-business information portal service providing both business managers and financial consumers with up-to-date information in a wide variety of areas from interest/deposit information to stock market performance and e-commerce.
- — 04 August 2006, 20:44 CET
Guide on Ireland from HLB International, which has produced a series of international booklets on accounting, taxation and company law information.
- — 18 March 2013, 11:21 CET
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Ireland Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, the links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.
- — 10 January 2013, 17:36 CET
The Presidency of the Council plays a vital part in the organization of the work of the institution, notably as the driving force in the legislative and political decision-making process. It has to organize and chair all meetings and work out compromises capable of resolving difficulties. The Council is presided over for a period of six months by each Member State in turn, in accordance with a pre-established rota (unless a new Council decision is taken).