Scotland's plan to introduce a minimum price for alcohol risks breaching EU law and it should explore other means to protect public health, a senior adviser to the European Court said.
European shares rose for a second day, tracking strong gains on Wall Street, as investors awaited the outcome of today's meeting of the European Central Bank.
Industrial production rose by 8.4 per cent in July and was 18.5 per cent higher than in the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistics Office said.
Ryanair has launched its Dublin 2016 summer schedule with one new route to Amsterdam and extra flights on 14 other routes, including those to Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham and Brussels.
The number of people signing on the live register fell by 1,900, or 0.6 per cent, in August to 341,400, the Central Statistics Office said.
The Irish Stock Exchange has reported a pre-tax profit of €6.2 million for 2014, down from the €7.2 million recorded a year earlier.
AIB has announced plans to open three new banking outlets in Cork and Dublin at the end of October, the first expansion of its branch network in three years.
The ECB is seeking to acquire as much as €645 million of Dutch and Irish mortgage bonds as it increases efforts to buy asset-backed securities, sources have said.
The euro zone’s recovery is proceeding at pace, with France being the only one of the region’s four largest economies to struggle.
Total Produce has reported an 11.5 per cent rise in first-half pre-tax profit to €30.3 million, helped by a strong operational performance and recent acquisitions.
EasyJet has raised its full-year earnings guidance, bolstered by UK holiday-makers who fled the wettest August in a century for beach destinations in Spain or Portugal.
Growth in Ireland's services sector fell in August from July's nine-year high as the pace of new business slowed after expanding at its fastest in a decade and a half in the previous month.
Recruitment group CPL Resources is buying a UK pharmaceutical and life sciences recruitment specialist in a deal worth €8 million.
With the second generation collection of Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola is doubling down on design while claiming that it has drastically improved on the technical side, too.
Mario Draghi may need to convince investors that when he says he’s ready to act, he means it.
Tax surge adds to calls for more spending in budget, Kenny stands by Attorney General and migrants' misery haunts Europe.
What's happening in the business world in the days ahead.
Former INBS managing director Michael Fingleton said it was "an absolute shock and a bitter disappointment" to him that the building society succumbed to the financial crisis.
The government is now on track to bank €2 billion more than expected in 2015
Paul McGuinness is considering legal action in a dispute with Ossie Kilkenny and Siún Ní Raghallaigh
We have fallen six places after a major fall-off in the number of new businesses in the last two years
Accent Media has signed up major names including Google, Apple and U2 as customers.
European shares were little changed after giving up early gains as a decline in energy-related companies like Shell and Total knocked markets.
Eircom has said that it is "currently experiencing some issues" with certain mobile and landline services.
Irish consumer sentiment improved marginally in August but global worries and limited spending power weighed on the boost to confidence, a new survey shows.
The number of home mortgages in arrears fell by six per cent in the second quarter to 98,137, or 13 per cent of the total, the eighth consecutive quarter of decline, the Central Bank said.
Ryanair has outlined its London 2016 summer schedule, adding four new routes including one to a new base in Milan Malpensa.
Michael Fingleton, former managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has told the banking inquiry that the company did not need a guarantee from the government.
British Airways' owner IAG has taken control of Aer Lingus after its offer for the airline closed.
Intel for decades has been rolling out a new chip design every 12 months or so, adding processing power that historically helped persuade consumers to trade in their PCs for new machines.
A survey of Irish employees has found that 82 per cent face increased stress levels at work, a higher figure than in the UK where it stood at 74 per cent.
Irish hotel prices rose by 15 per cent in the first half, their fifth consecutive year of growth, bringing the average room rate to €116 per night, new figures show.
Jobs minister Richard Bruton has announced the opening of a new €20 million state-of-the-art distillery and visitor centre in the Boyne Valley which will create more than 80 jobs.
Ryanair said it carried 10.4 million passengers in August, a 10 per cent increase on the same month last year, as its load factor rose to 95 per cent from 93 per cent.
Uncertainty about the trajectories of the world’s two largest economies set Asian stocks swinging, with the cost of insuring debt in the region climbing to a 17-month high.
Fennelly report criticises senior government figures in controversy, nurses to consider action over trolley crisis and unemployment increases for first time in two years.
The main business events scheduled for the days ahead.
Whatever happened during Brian Purcell's late night visit, it suggested to Martin Callinan that he should consider his position
Enda Kenny insists he did not look for Callinan's resignation
Lagarde is pessimistic following a weak recovery in advanced economies and a slowdown in emerging nations
Survey finds over 70 per cent of professionals now work outside of traditional office hours
The White House is preparing a host of sanctions ahead of China's state visit
With the Fennelly report due to be published later today, Pat Leahy examines the events surrounding Martin Callinan's resignation
The world's largest food company will no longer be made with cocoa harvested by child laborers
Eurostat said the rate was 10.9 per cent in July - the first time it has fallen below 11 per cent since February 2012
The stock markets resumed where they left off in August as markets remain in decline
The technology behemoth is in talks to produce original Hollywood content
Mayer's due date in December