UPDATE: The government is believed to be close to agreeing a deal to sell Bord Gais, it is understood.
The population of Dublin is projected to increase by between 96,000 and 286,000 by 2031, according to a new report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
New data research centre to create 300 jobs, November inflation subdued and new ferry service to western France and northern Spain.
Bank of Ireland confirmed that the government's stake, held through the National Pensions Reserve Fund, has fallen to 14.1 per cent.
Ulster Bank said a problem that resulted in some payments for customers being delayed has now been fixed.
European shares fell to their lowest level in almost two months as investors awaited US data for clues to whether the Federal Reserve will decide to reduce monthly bond purchases.
Facewill join the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index next week, cementing the social-networking company’s recovery from the turbulence that followed last year’s initial public offering.
Slovenia's banks need €4.8 billion to plug the holes in their balance sheets, its central bank said, a sum the country can probably scrape together without having to ask its euro zone peers for a bailout.
Irish consumer prices rose by 0.3 per cent in November compared to a year ago, the Central Statistics Office said.
Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has welcomed the first ever ferry service to Ireland from western France and northern Spain.
A US budget accord is on track to win passage in Congress largely because its most important accomplishment is pushing off automatic spending cuts that neither party likes.
Industrial production in the euro zone fell by 1.1 per cent in October from a month earlier, figures produced by Eurostat show, with Ireland recording the biggest drop in output of the 17 euro zone states.
Kenmare Resources said that director Japie Deysel has decided to step down from the board of the company to focus on his role as chief operating officer of the expanded Moma mine.
Samsung built the world’s largest smartphone business by tapping China’s cheap and abundant workforce. Not for much longer: it’s shifting output to Vietnam to secure even lower wages and defend profit margins as growth in sales of high-end handsets slows.
Liebherr has said it is "re-evaluating" its dependency on its Irish operation in Co. Kerry, which employs 670 people, after the Labour Court recommended that it pay back money to SIPTU workers.
The world economy is primed for its fastest expansion in four years, with the US propelling the improvement in output.
The government and industry partners are to invest €88 million in setting up a national data analytics research centre which is expected to create 300 jobs in the next six years.
If we had walked away from some or all of our debt in 2011, Ireland would be in a much worse place today, writes Jim Power.
Cash donated for sick children will pay pension of CRC boss, poll boost for coalition ahead of bailout exit and Dublin rents rise.
What's happening in the business world this week.
Lone Star Funds’ Irish unit invested at least $817 million in deals this year as the private-equity firm seeks to profit from Europe’s fiscal crisis.
UPDATE: Property investment company Hibernia REIT has been admitted today to both the Dublin and London stock exchanges.
EU finance ministers headed toward a showdown with the bloc’s parliament over a bank-failure fund as they struggled to put together a blueprint for their leaders to agree upon next week.
Investment in the economy could be increased if the government begins to make use of the Strategic Investment Fund, which is part of the National Pension Reserve Fund, said a think-tank.
The top stories in Wednesday's newspapers.
European stocks were little changed, after yesterday’s decline, as investors weighed the outlook for monetary stimulus after U.S. lawmakers agreed on a budget deal.
Congressional negotiators are touting a U.S. budget accord that will ease the long-criticized automatic spending cuts for the next two years, remove the risk of a government shutdown and cut the deficit by $23 billion.
IBM, the world’s largest provider of computing services, continues to face economic challenges as it tries to reignite declining sales, senior vice president Erich Clementi said.
MasterCard, the second-biggest bank-card network, said its board approved an 83 per cent dividend increase and a 10-for-1 stock split.
The main business events this week.
European Union negotiators are weighing compromise plans for handling stricken banks that would allow some senior creditors to be spared at moments of crisis, according to a draft proposal.
Joanne Grant of JCDecaux Ireland helped roll out Dublin Bikes, and says the advertising company has plans to take advantage of any signs of economic recovery.
Following last night's major RTE documentary, Business Editor Ian Kehoe explains why wealthy foreign investors are spending hundreds of millions of euro on distressed Irish property.
Dublin’s Iseq index was down by 0.2 per cent as European stocks erased their decline.
Thousands of South Africans made their way in the rain to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week.
The top stories in Tuesday's newspapers.
A 3.5 billion-year-old freshwater lake on Mars, now dry, may have been an ecosystem where life could thrive, according to an analysis of data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest carrier, closed at its lowest level since a 1995 privatisation as analysts forecast a record loss amid a market share fight with Virgin Australia.
The main business events this week.
European shares rose for a second day after a report showed Chinese exports climbed than expected and a gauge of telecommunications operators gained.
Ireland is in the “very early stages” of recovery in the building and construction sector, according to finance minister Michael Noonan.
Ryanair has cut its excess baggage fee by 50 per cent, from €20 to €10 per kilogramme, as of today. It's yet another move to soften the airline's abrasive image.
German industrial production unexpectedly dropped for a second month in October, signalling an uneven recovery in Europe’s largest economy.
DePuy Synthes Companies plans to expand in Cork with a $36 million research and development investment and the creation of 38 high-quality positions.
KBC Bank Ireland is expanding into a new office facility on Dublin’s City Quay, it said.
ESB strike deal stands despite row over interpretation, Kentz shares hit high after $435 million purchase of Valerus and CRC chief executive resigns.
AIB will make €100 million available for lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in energy-saving projects.
The chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic, Brian Conlon, has resigned following the controversy over top-up payments at the organisation.