European stocks advanced for a second day, pushing the Stoxx Europe 600 Index to its highest level since July 2007, as the European Central Bank committed to begin asset purchases on March 9.
Former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet will be questioned by Irish MEPs at an event in Dublin at the end of April — indirectly allowing him to engage with the Banking Inquiry.
Etsy, the online store for handmade goods, has filed for a stock offering to raise $100 million.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in more than nine months, a sign harsh winter weather may be stalling the job market’s progress.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has said that the bank will begin buying sovereign bonds on March 9.
The European Central Bank has kept interest rates unchanged at record lows as investors wait for President Mario Draghi to reveal more details of his €1.1 bond-buying plan.
When Stephen Kavanagh signed off on the latest set of Aer Lingus passenger figures it will have done nothing to dent his fervent belief that the IAG deal is the right thing to do, writes Fearghal O'Connor.
The Bank of England has held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.5 per cent, marking six years of interest rates at the historic low.
Mergers and acquisitions activity in Ireland rose to its highest level since the financial crisis last year, according to a new report from law firm William Fry.
European shares advanced for a second day as investors awaited details of the European Central Bank's €1 trillion bond-buying programme.
Bank lending rates to small firms improved in the first quarter of 2015 with 32 per cent of companies refused credit compared with a 38 per cent refusal rate in the previous quarter.
Ryanair has said it plans to open a new base in Berlin, its 73rd base in total, from October with five-based aircraft involving an investment of $500 million.
Mario Draghi is leading the euro zone into a new phase of monetary stimulus hampered by the same old political problems.
Finance minister Michael Noonan has welcomed AIB's return to profitability last year and said the taxpayer is in "a strong position" to recoup its €20.8 billion investment in the bank.
Microsoft has announced plans to invest €134 million in a new Dublin campus which will bring its entire Irish workforce together under one roof.
Irish Continental Group has reported a 2.6 per cent rise in earnings as revenue grew by 9.6 per cent last year to €290 million, helped by lower fuel prices.
Aviva Ireland said its operating profit grew by 13 per cent to €69 million last year while the value of new business in life and pensions rose by 30 per cent to €13 million.
Aer Lingus said it carried 627,000 passengers in February, down two per cent from 640,000 in the same month last year.
IAG set to make new offer for Aer Lingus, receiver expected to move against O'Donnells and ECB to unveil details of $1 trillion asset purchase.
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A bank rally has helped push European equities higher after a two-day decline.
The chairman of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has said that a number of current and former media executives and journalists will appear before the committee later this month.
The EU has delayed a plan to abolish mobile phone roaming charges from the end of 2015 until 2018 at the earliest.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that Greece can learn lessons from Ireland about negotiating with the troika.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group may cut more than two thirds of its investment-bank jobs as part of a plan to shrink the securities unit and focus on the UK consumer market.
Euro zone economic output accelerated for a third straight month in February, rising to its highest level since July last year.
The unemployment rate fell to 10.1 per cent in February, according to statistics released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.
Nasdaq listed LogMeIn will today officially open the company’s newly extended EMEA headquarters in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.
ITV revenue was up 8 per cent to £2.6 billion in 2014, with pre-tax profits jumping 23 per cent to £712 million.
Ryanair passenger traffic was up by almost a third in February compared to the same month last year.
The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry is to hear from Dr Peter Bacon and Professor Alan Ahearne today.
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The rate of growth of business activity in the Irish service sector slowed in February, but remained sharp, according to the latest survey.
Liam Casey’s PCH has acquired Fab.com, a US ecommerce website that was valued at a $1 billion just over a year ago.
Business leaders are hoping that an ‘Apple effect’ will encourage more people interested in tech careers or starting their own companies to move out of Dublin - to the west of Ireland.
The hen harrier is being blamed for blocking the construction of a €2m mountain bike trail in the Slieve Bloom mountains.
Hotel gas boiler installers are still not being inspected despite the tragic death of a hotel guest four years ago.
Revenue at fruit and vegetable supplier Total Produce slipped 1.4 per cent to €3.13 million, while profit before tax was down 8.1 per cent.
UPDATE: Bookmaker Paddy Power saw profit before tax jump 18 per cent to €166.6 million in 2014 after what it described as “an excellent year”.
British bank Barclays saw full-year profit jump 12 per cent, beating analysts’ estimates, as it set aside an extra £750 million for the settlement of a global probe into the manipulation of currency markets.
Initial evaluation of a 3D seismic survey of Providence Resources’ Drombeg prospect has indicated the possibility of a large deep-water fan system, the company said.
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Samsung Electronics won early praise for its new high-end Galaxy S6 smartphones, with reviewers saying the devices featured premium materials and innovative design. Shares surged.
European shares declined from a fresh seven-year high as energy companies slid on foot of further oil prices declines.
Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) said it has been notified by Donegal County Council of its intent to grant planning permission for its new marine food ingredients plant in Killybegs, which would result in the creation of 70 jobs as well as 50 construction jobs.
Tullow Oil may have to suspend its TEN project as a result of a maritime border dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast.
Euro zone consumer prices fell by less than expected in February while unemployment eased in January for the third month in a row, new figures show.
Samsung Electronics rebooted its premium Galaxy smartphones with the S6 and S6 Edge as the company tries to reverse profit declines and market-share losses to Apple.