Primark, which owns the Penneys chain of clothing stores, plans to open its first US store in Boston next year followed by a number of others in the US northeast.
China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April although the pace of decline eased, helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.
Generous welfare stops return to work, OECD says, firms lose up to €4 million as cyber crime doubles and O'Brien firm poised to acquire "Buy & Sell".
Toyota outsold General Motors and Volkswagen for a third straight quarter, helped by rising demand in Japan and China.
The main business events scheduled for the week ahead.
European stocks rose the most in seven weeks as pharma companies led the way in gains.
Fumbally Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to providing collaboration, expansion and networking opportunities to creative businesses, will open 13 new locations across Ireland and the UK.
The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is working but needs adjustments to maximise its potential, according to a review of the plan by the OECD.
Large deals make sense for Pfizer and AstraZeneca, even if not with each other.
One51 reports first after-tax profit since 2006, Novartis to buy Glaxo's cancer drugs and Manchester United sacks David Moyes as manager.
European shares rose for a third day with healthcare companies leading the gains after the Easter holiday.
One51 reported an after-tax profit of €7.1 million for last year compared to a loss of €116 million in 2012 and its first such profit since 2006.
Philips, the world’s largest lighting company, reported first-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates as the strength of the euro hurt profit and sales.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Novartis has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s cancer drugs for as much as $16 billion, form a consumer-health venture with Glaxo and sell its animal-health unit to Eli Lilly.
It doesn't follow that the agency which collects taxes should also be empowered to cut our Fair City feed, or less trivially, our water supply, writes Brian Keegan.
Varadkar and Reilly may swap in reshuffle plan, wages bouncing back to boom levels and click-and-collect shopping poised to overtake home delivery.
Netflix plans to charge new customers $1 to $2 a month more for its online video service, starting later this quarter.
Dragon Oil said its average gross production rate in the first quarter of 2014 was around 72,3000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), a rise of 0.7 per cent.
What's happening in the business world this week.
The wider backdrop to funding in the SME sector is complex.
A guide to dramatis personae at the Anglo trial.
The controversy is coalescing around various issues, including an invitation to the British royal family to take part in the events, writes Michael Brennan.
The country has always been divided, and last week's deal will do nothing to change that, writes Seamus Martin.
Suspected child abusers will have the right to learn the identity of the professionals who are now legally obliged to report them.
Relations between the two coalition parties are at their lowest ever ebb this weekend, in the wake of disagreements over the introduction of water charges last week.
The Garda fraud squad is opening an investigation in relation to financial transactions involving the bankrupt tycoon Sean Quinn and certain members of his family.
Top medics, managers and international candidates have shunned posts that are pivotal to James Reilly's health reform plans.
As we should all have learned by now, economic forecasting is a very hazardous exercise at the best of times and is downright dangerous during times of turbulence.
Dublin City Council is engaging with its legal advisers in a bid to recoup unpaid fire brigade charges.
Employers who fail to deduct household charge payments from the wages of their employees could find themselves in the firing line of the Revenue Commissioners.
The jurors in the trial of three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were engaged in a great deal of real scrutiny and sizing-up on the country's behalf.
In the witness box at the Anglo trial, Patrick Neary's testimony raised more questions than it provided answers.
Deliberations, a reprieve and convictions
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Hundreds of Ryanair pilots have left the airline in the last 12 to 18 months.
Irish bar managers who know their Old Speckled Hen from their Ruddles Best Bitter are being sought by the British pub management chain Greene King.
The exploration company owned by former stockbroker and telecoms entrepreneur Oisin Fanning, is poised to clinch a major deal with Baker Hughes.
The Cork-based outsourcing firm VoxPro is seeking to employ more than 200 people at its new Dublin office, according to the firm's chief executive Dan Kiely.
Bruce Betting is in the midst of a corporate restructuring that involves closing shops, liquidating companies and transferring assets to an Isle of Man registered company.
Forty of Mexico's business leaders are expected to participate in the Mexico-Dublin Business Conference.
The striker first signed in 2012 on $2.9m.
Households are facing annual water bills of up to €600 in the future due to the government's plan to make Irish Water self-financing, it has emerged.
Retirees with large pension pots could become non-resident if the government introduces a ''super-tax" on pension income.
Health Minister Dr James Reilly is being urged to finally publish the clinical guidelines for the new abortion legislation.
The Irish Stock Exchange is becoming an increasingly popular venue for flash-trading firms.
Gardai feel Shatter's ruff justice
Iarnrod Eireann is due to hit a cash crisis within two years even if its workforce signs up to a new set of modified pay cuts next month, according to internal company projections.