Angela Merkel offered to help David Cameron secure the changes he wants to Britain’s relationship with the European Union, including the possibility of changing EU treaties if necessary.
Contracts worth more than €12 million for Irish companies have been signed during an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa.
Production of milk on Irish farms has surged since EU milk quotas were abolished last month, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.
The world’s largest economy hit a bigger ditch in the first quarter than initially estimated, held back by harsh winter weather, a strong dollar and delays at ports.
The €1.3 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by Willie Walsh’s IAG is set to receive the cabinet’s approval this week.
The next iteration of the most popular sports game on the planet will, for the first time, include the option to play as women players.
Health insurance company Aviva has said it will increase its premiums by an average of 5.5 per cent, with some going up by more than 10 per cent.
European shares fell for a second day amid investor concern that Greece won't reach a debt agreement with creditors in time to make a repayment to the IMF.
Loan repayments by Irish households exceeded drawdowns by €283 million in April compared with €32 million March, driven mainly by a decline in loans for house purchase, new Central Bank figures show.
Cairn Homes will unveil plans for an initial public offering as soon as next week, the first for an Irish homebuilder in almost two decades, sources said.
Intel is said to be close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera for about $15 billion.
Lending growth to euro zone households and firms drew to a halt in April, European Central Bank data showed on Friday, slipping after the previous month's improvement.
Exploration group Circle Oil has announced the appointment of Mitchell Robert Flegg as chief executive with effect from June 1.
The number of mortgages approved in the three months to the end of April rose by nearly 32 per cent on the previous year but underlying monthly data points to a slowdown in April.
Six years, seven months and 13 days after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, its former chief executive, Richard Fuld Jr., is still insisting it did not go broke.
Greece’s creditors said a deal to unlock rescue aid isn’t imminent as they demanded the debt-ravaged nation make stronger commitments to overhaul its economy.
Support for Sepp Blatter extending his 17-year hold over global soccer weakened in the final hours before his re-election bid.
AIB has named Bernard Byrne as chief executive with immediate effect, succeeding David Duffy who is leaving to head Clydesdale Bank in the UK.
Public sector staff in line for €1,000 pay boost next year, Dail backs sale of state stake in Aer Lingus and subsidised after-school care and paid paternity leave under consideration.
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UPDATE: Labour TD Michael McNamara has voted against the sale of Aer Lingus and is likely to lose the Labour whip over the decision.
The European Union has taken Germany to court for alleged shortcomings in overseeing anti-terrorism controls at airports.
European stocks fell for the fourth time in five days amid concern Greece may not reach an accord with creditors before a payment due next week.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting with the heads of six regional soccer confederations today as the arrest of nine soccer officials plunged a vote to re-elect him into confusion.
The Golden Disc group has reported that turnover for the year to June 2014 was up 43 per cent to €12 million.
Prosecutors are pushing ahead with their probe of Tesco’s accounting faster than expected, suggesting that the company may be in line to take advantage of new settlement procedures.
Etihad Airways, facing US and European claims that it benefited from unfair subsidies, said the accusations amount to protectionism that threatens its business.
BuzzFeed, one of the world’s biggest ‘clickbait’ sites, has announced that it will seek an IPO.
Irish retail sales rose by 0.5 per cent in April and were 11.9 per cent higher than a year ago, the Central Statistics Office said.
European shares fell back from a one-month high amid growing concern that Greece may not secure more aid before an IMF loan repayment falls due next week.
An Irishman walks into a bar - it’s the opening line of an old joke that’s taken on a personal twist for Willie Walsh, the boss of airline group IAG.
More than 16,000 small businesses are expected to benefit from a €320 million package of funds which will be launched later today in a bid to stimulate business in the border, midlands and west.
The head of financial supervision between 2006 and 2009 said it is now clear “the supervisory measures introduced by the authority were not sufficient to meet the challenges posed by the crisis".
Euro-zone economic confidence remained near a four-year high this month, a sign the recovery is shaking off concerns related to Greece and the risk of default.
Cloud-based commerce platform Shopify will create up to 50 jobs by early 2016 as it sets up a customer service operation in Galway.
Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has said that outsourcing is not on the airline's agenda and any planned cost cuts were unrelated to IAG's €1.3 billion offer for the airline.
Game developer, DIGIT Game Studios, has announced plans to create 40 jobs as it triples the size of its Dublin-based studio.
Ireland has slipped one place to 16th in a global economic competitiveness league that remains topped by the US.
Germany and France told Greece to get serious about striking a deal on rescue aid, as ministers from the world’s biggest economies urged a resolution of the crisis to stop it spilling beyond Europe.
The money, US authorities allege, was payment for one of the most sought-after prizes in world soccer: a nod from FIFA, the sport’s governing body, to host the World Cup.
Petrol forecourt retailer Applegreen has announced its intention to take a listing on the Irish Stock Exchange's ESM as well as London's AIM.
Fifa officials accused of "rampant, systemic and deep-rooted corruption", Aer Lingus report recommends cuts of at least €60 million and forensic auditors to examiner St. Vincent's group.
The main business events scheduled for the days ahead.
Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewellery chain, posted first-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates after new products helped fuel sales.
The European Commission has proposed easing the impact of the Mediterranean migration crisis on Italy and Greece by moving 40,000 refugees to countries further north.
Irish residential property prices rose by 0.6 per cent on a nationwide basis in April according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.
Swiss authorities have arrested six leading FIFA officials in Zurich and opened criminal proceedings relating to the allocation process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cups.
NAMA has reported after-tax profit of €458 million for 2014, a massive 115 per cent increase on the €214 million it reported for the previous year.