European stocks dropped the most in 11 weeks as health-care companies tumbled amid concern that tougher American tax will erode their takeover appeal and manufacturing growth slowed in the euro zone.
The Department of Finance is contemplating cutting or abolishing the 80 per cent windfall tax on land rezoning profits, as the Government seeks to increase the housing supply amid a surge in house prices.
Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.3 per cent in August compared to a 0.2 per cent decrease recorded in the same month last year, new CSO figures have shown.
Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac said the carrier may be forced to scrap a plan to expand its low-cost Transavia unit as it fails to quell the worst pilot strike since 1998.
UPDATE: Embattled retailer Tesco has said its new chief financial officer will take up his position just over two months early.
Business activity in the euro zone expanded at a slower pace than expected in September as firms continued to cut prices, a Markit Economics survey showed today.
Nine pending “inversion” deals - including the huge merger of Chiquita with Irish fruit distributor Fyffes - may face a greater threat of being undone by competing offers than by potential action in the US Congress.
Dublin Airport has won a major global marketing award, recognising the 21 new routes it has launched so far this year.
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German insurer Allianz is to invest €140 million in Irish commercial property investment vehicle IPUT.
Jimmy Choo has announced its intention to proceed with an initial public offering that will see it list on the London Stock Exchange.
Sales outsourcing company CPM has begun hiring 300 permanent and temporary staff nationwide, it said.
More buyers are picking Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus over the iPhone 6 in this debut weekend, according to a survey, and supplies of the larger model already are selling out in some US stores.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced steps that will make it harder for U.S. companies to move their addresses outside the country to reduce taxes, clamping down on the practice known as inversions.
Print publications make price changes
European shares remained soft amid concerns about the pace of Chinese economic growth and as Tesco slumped by as much as 12 per cent after announcing a profit overstatement.
A minimum of 35,000 housing units will be required in Dublin over the next four years in order to meet demand, a new report has said.
Dublin's ranking as a financial centre has plummeted, falling to 70th place out of a total of 83, well below the 10th position it enjoyed five years ago.
Investors are speculating that Mario Draghi is running out of options to revive the stalled euro zone recovery as confidence wanes and governments drag their feet on structural reforms.
A shortage of chefs has reached crisis levels and now threatens the success of the tourist industry, the Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned.
US software firm Puppet Labs has announced the creation of 100 jobs at a new engineering centre in Belfast over the next three years.
Tesco started a probe into its accounting practices after it overstated profit guidance for the first half, the latest setback as it struggles with falling profit and management changes.
Alibaba's initial public offering became the biggest ever at $25 billion, after bankers exercised an option to boost the deal size by 15 per cent on strong demand.
Fiscal policy must remain focused on the goal of repairing the public finances despite an improving economic situation, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.
Fiscal council says tough budget necessary, call for government controls on rent, New York streets fill with climate protesters and Ireland shows struggling Europe the way ahead.
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The government is preparing to make concessions on its multinational tax regime.
‘Water poverty’ can be averted for less than €50 million, ministers told
More than 1,600 homes and apartments are to be put on the market by AIB and Bank of Ireland within the next two weeks.
We shouldn't get too carried away by those second quarter GDP figures that showed a 7.7 per cent year-on-year growth.
Hospital consultants are continuing to breach the terms of their public contract at St Vincent's Hospital.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is planning twin tax cuts in the budget to benefit both low paid and high paid workers.
Dublin house sales are to rise 15 per cent in volume and 40 per cent in sales revenue by year-end according to the latest forecast from estate agent Hooke
Pat O'Donnell, the machinery tycoon whose business is synonymous with Clare hurling, has snapped up Aldborough House in Dublin, a historic Georgian building that has fallen into disrepair
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) boss Kevin Toland has presented his staff with a stark choice - accept new pension proposals or face even deeper pension cuts.
Teachers have been ordered to reveal if the parents of their pupils are unemployed, have medical cards and whether they attend parent-teacher meetings.
Lively briefing on economic trends.
Colette Sexton has been appointed as a reporter with The Sunday Business Post.
Eircom was met with a muted response from a string of potential heavyweight investors in recent weeks.
The Poolbeg incinerator developer plans to use more than $100 million of offshore cash to help fund construction of the controversial project.
Nama has lent out €373 million in vendor finance in an effort to encourage purchasers to take stock off its hands.
The Department of Health will initiate a review of its €1 billion agreement with pharmaceutical manufacturers for medicines in the coming weeks.
The case of Ms Y, who was acutely suicidal and was delivered of a live baby by C-Section in August, has received extensive media coverage.
Pregnant women who are at risk of suicide but do not express suicidal intent will not have access to an abortion.
Who said what in the Scottish independence campaign.
Irish-based pharma player Mallinckrodt last week closed a $5.6 billion deal for California-based Questcor Pharmaceuticals.
Goldman Sachs has parachuted in a new management team at the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford.
Almost 4,000 distressed Ulster Bank mortgage customers have availed of a so-called economic concession.