Dublin’s Iseq index fell 0.7% as European markets everywhere took a heavy pounding.
The main business stories on Thursday:
Royalty Pharma said it had cut the acceptance threshold for its bid for Elan to 50 per cent plus one share, down from the 90 per cent threshold set originally.
"I was asked to exhale into a breathalyser. I did so but failed to fully complete the task due to my being asthmatic."
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical Ireland has received almost 100 metal theft claims from churches across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in recent years.
The Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel in the upscale holiday town of Westport is for sale at an asking price of €1.2 million, on the instructions of joint receivers Stephen Tennant and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton.
The Revenue department was forced today to close the Central Revenue Information Office on Dublin's O'Connell Street because it had been occupied by protestors.
The Namawinelake blog has passed away prematurely and of unknown causes. The media landscape now lacks an angry, independent voice, writes Steve Dempsey.
DMGT, owner of the Daily Mail, has reported 30 per cent growth in its adjusted profit before tax for the first half of its 2013 financial year, amid a strong performance by the MailOnline.
The two-step authentication measure, available as an option starting today, requires users to input a code sent via text message to a mobile phone in order to log in.
Bank of Ireland will become the main sponsor of Munster Rugby from July 2013, replacing Toyota.
Mortgage lenders need to address the problem of non-performing mortgage debt more energetically than has been the case in the past, Patrick Honohan has said.
Samsung Electronics said it sold 10 million units of its latest flagship Galaxy smartphone within a month of its release - about half the time it took the previous model.
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras says Greece can follow Ireland’s example in returning to growth and to the markets.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced investment of €6.9 million for 62 research projects.
Today’s startup is LikeWhere, which has developed a new web and smartphone application which allows users to find sites that suit their interest in a new city.
The top business stories from today's newspapers.
Japanese shares plummeted after China’s manufacturing output unexpectedly contracted and the yen strengthened.
Hewlett-Packard, which employs about 4,000 people in Ireland, saw its share price rise last night after its profit forecast beat analysts’ estimates.
The main business events for the period of May 23rd to 25th.
The following is the full text of Herman van Rompuy's account of today's EU Council meeting, where issues around tax evasion were top of the agenda.
* EU vows to fight tax evasion. * IDA says Ireland's not a tax haven. * Kepak wins Burger King beef contract. * Britvic shares surge on cost-cutting plan.
UPDATE: "We will work toward making sure that companies are more strongly brought to pay their taxes where they are located": Merkel
Share prices revived after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled the organisation would continue to support economic recovery.
UPDATE: Drinks firm Britvic is to merge its British and Irish business units under a single leadership team as part of a new strategy aimed at accelerating growth.
Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown is 15% professional; Dubliners have the most disposable income and nearly 4 in 10 people in the Border region have medical cards: new report
UPDATE: European Union leaders will meet later today and the tax affairs of multinational companies will be top of the agenda.
The Central Bank said the sale of property assets by the Nama and the former Anglo Irish Bank “may continue to exert general downward pressure on prices.”
UPDATE: Permanent TSB’s customer deposits increased by more than €500m so far this year, following €1.6 billion growth in 2012.
Dublin City Council has detailed a €4 million scheme to repave Dublin’s Grafton Street.
Burger King Worldwide has announced a new partnership with Clonee, Co Meath based Kepak Group to supply its restaurants in Ireland and the UK with 100 per cent Irish and British beef.
Eoin Clarke is Irish country manager of uSwitch.ie. He is 39 and single and lives in Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. He discussed his personal finances with Emma Kennedy.
Nama Wine Lake was both informed and informative. For the most part, it made for compelling reading. It will be missed, writes Ian Kehoe.
Ireland isn’t a tax haven and doesn’t offer “special deals for Apple or other companies,” IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary has said.
Total Produce said it is sticking with its previously announced earnings target.
Fastnet Oil & Gas has estimated that its Deep Kinsale prospect off the south coast could have have between 134 million and 691 million barrels of “risked potential resources” in place.
The top business stories from today's newspapers.
UPDATE: Aer Arann is expected to announce an expansion of its services later today that will create 50 new jobs and double the airline’s passenger numbers to 2 million.
UPDATE: Ashford Castle has been sold to British luxury hotel chain Red Carnation Hotels.
US Senate scrutiny of Apple’s tax strategies focused on a unit with $30bn in profit since 2009 that’s incorporated in Ireland, controlled in California, and doesn’t pay taxes in either place.
The main business events for this week.
The top business stories on Tuesday including Apple and Ireland, Croke Park 2, Glanbia's Moloney retires and a new boss for Shannon.
Apple's tax strategy - with Ireland at its centre - is in the dock in the US senate today. We are covering the hearing live here.
European stocks erased losses in the final minutes of trading as Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president James Bullard said the US central bank should continue its bond-buying program.
Siptu has said that its national executive council will convene on Thursday to consider the proposals on a Croke Park 2 agreement.
Two big things happening around Leinster House today - the latest on the public sector pay talks and the ongoing controversy surrounding justice minister Alan Shatter, writes Pat Leahy.
Today was D-day for the Croke Park II renegotiations and it appears, a rabbit of sorts has been pulled out of the hat, writes Nicola Cooke.
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has said that the public pay negotiations to agree a successor to the Croke Park agreement are “virtually ended”.