The Commission for Energy Regulation has accepted a proposal by Irish Water to extend the deadline for water charges to the end of November.
European shares declined as concern grew that Europe's economic woes are hurting corporate earnings after BASF became the latest company to disappoint the market.
Chiquita's board said it does not believe that a new, improved offer from Cutrale/Safra is "superior" to its proposed merger with Fyffes which it is continuing to recommend to shareholders.
British economic growth cooled in the third quarter as threats to the recovery from the euro zone slump mounted.
Tesco Ireland has opened a new store in Ballincollig, Co. Cork with the creation of 104 new jobs.
German consumer morale picked up heading into November after slight declines in the previous two months, suggesting consumers feel confident about their own incomes and are willing to spend.
On Sunday, investors will learn which of the euro zone’s 130 biggest banks fell short in the ECB’s year-long examination of their asset strength and ability to withstand economic turmoil.
Microsoft's quarterly sales topped estimates on cloud-computing growth and recovering personal-computer sales as its new chief executive shows progress in his effort to revive the company.
Prosecution likely over spending of support group funds, Permanent TSB will need €1 billion after stress test failure and coalition considers flat rate water fee for up to two years.
Drinks group C&C confirmed it is considering a bid for UK-based Spirit Pub Company, which is currently the subject of a £723 million (€917 million) offer from rival British pub group Greene King.
Permanent TSB, the smallest of the state-owned banks, has failed the European Central Bank stress test under the adverse scenario being assessed by regulators, reports have said.
The main business events scheduled for the week ahead.
European stocks advanced for a third day as better-than-expected euro zone manufacturing and consumer confidence data outweighed disappointing earnings.
Specialist investment firm iNua Partnership has announced a €20 million investment in the Irish nursing home sector.
Brazil's Cutrale Group and Safra Investment Group have again upped their joint bid to acquire banana producer Chiquita Brands International.
The finance bill has paved the way for a more meaningful clampdown on tax avoidance, which seems to put the onus on taxpayers to own up to avoidance schemes.
While the budget might seem like the star attraction, it’s the Finance Bill that can often be more interesting, crossing the i’s, dotting the t’s and filling in the gaps left behind after the budget speech ends.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has published the Finance Bill 2014, which includes changes to income tax and the universal social charge which were introduced in last week’s budget.
UPDATE: Tesco chairman Richard Broadbent will step down after the British retailer said it found that accounting irregularities had gone on longer than initially reported.
Monthly factory gate prices increased by 1.2 per cent in September, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.
European shares declined as disappointing results from companies like Unilever and Michelin outweighed data showing manufacturing in the euro zone area unexpectedly returned to growth.
The introduction of rent certainty leases, which run for five years or more and allow only increases linked to inflation, could help achieve greater stability in the rental market.
The number of visitors to Ireland rose by nearly eight per cent in the period from July to September to 2,440,400, the Central Statistics Office said.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he is “pretty confident” about the nation’s banks as the European Central Bank prepares to release stress tests results in three days time.
Euro zone businesses performed much better than anyone expected this month but did so by slashing prices again, and optimism about the future fell to its lowest level in over a year.
Debenhams, Britain's No. 2 department store chain, posted a more than 20 per cent drop in annual profit and said it was "cautious" about the future.
Finland's Nokia beat market expectations as it reported strong third-quarter profit growth and lifted the profitability outlook for its core network unit.
The gunman involved in a shootout in Canada’s legislature yesterday was a native-born Canadian with a history of drug and robbery charges who had recently converted to Islam.
Tullow Oil said its Kodos-1 wildcat exploration well in the Kerio basin onshore Kenya showed an active petroleum system.
NAMA could deliver profit of €500 million when it winds down, study finds rent control would not help tenants and old age and public sector pensions not sustainable.
What's happening in the business world in the days ahead.
European stocks were little changed amid speculation that the European Central Bank will boost stimulus measures and earnings reports missed estimates.
Residential property prices rose by 15 per cent at a national level in the year to September, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.
European Central Bank Governing Council member Luc Coene has said that while policy-makers could embark on further stimulus measures, there’s no specific plan to buy corporate bonds.
Permanent TSB has agreed the sale of its Springboard mortgage business to Mars Capital Ireland.
E-commerce company Groupon has announced that it will create about 100 jobs at its new International Engineering and Marketing Centre in Dublin.
More than 541,000 used cars changed hands during the first six months of 2014, an increase of 19 per cent on the same period in 2013, according to a new report by Carzone.ie.
Yahoo has reported revenue of $1.09 billion for the third quarter, a figure that is up 1.5 per cent from a year earlier and exceeded analysts’ estimates.
Heineken has reported third-quarter sales growth that missed estimates amid poor weather in Europe.
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) said it is on course to complete most of its work by the end of 2017 or mid-2018, earlier than had been expected.
The main stories in Wednesday's newspapers.
The sustainability of Ireland’s pension system has been called into question by a major international comparative study.
Peugeot has reported a surprise increase in third-quarter revenue as growth in its home region and China grew enough to make up for declines in Russia and Latin America.
The main business events for the days ahead.
Denmark has the world’s best pension system, but Ireland’s pension system needs to become more sustainable, according to a major international comparison of retirement income systems.
A total of more than 1.1 million square feet of space was occupied in the Dublin industrial market during the last three months, according to a Jones Lang LaSalle report.
JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay more than €72 million in fines to European Union regulators for attempting to rig benchmark international interest rates.
Coca-Cola has embarked on a plan to cut $3 billion in annual expenses by 2019 after a global slump in sales volume caused revenue to miss analysts’ estimates.