European shares rose for a fifth day as energy companies advanced as Brent crude oil futures continued a recovery from a slump in the price over the last month.
Irish people are the most optimistic about the future of the European Union with 78 per cent of people feeling positive about the 28-nation bloc, well ahead of the EU average of 56 per cent.
The number of visitors to Ireland rose by 6.4 per cent to more than 1.8 million in the three months from September to November, the Central Statistics Office said.
Circle Oil said it has made a "significant" gas discovery in the Sebou permit, onshore Morocco.
John Malone has been on a spending spree in the Irish property market since the crash with Tony O'Reilly's Castlemartin estate in Co. Kildare set to be his next purchase.
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has agreed to buy 180 British properties from receivers appointed by a unit of Aviva for £503 million.
Providence Resources said that the Commercial Court in London has ruled in its favour in a case taken against the company by Transocean Drilling which was claiming around $19 million.
The Irish economy is set to grow by a "spectacular" 5.7 per cent this year as it significantly outperforms the rest of Europe, IBEC has said.
IBEC forecasts spectacular growth of 5.7 per cent this year, more graduates finding work overseas and O'Reilly's Castlemartin estate to be sold for close to €28 million.
US billionaire John Malone is to buy Castlemartin, the Co. Kildare home of Irish businessman Tony O'Reilly, for close to €28 million.
What's happening in the business world in the run-up to Christmas.
Record number of firms paying flat rate
The ongoing Sunday Business Post investigations into waiting lists highlights how tens of thousands of patients are not included in official figures.
Three-time Olympian Eamonn Coghlan is still claiming a “leader’s allowance” of over €20,000 per year despite joining Fine Gael two years ago.
The Troubles, his father's death, and his wife's recovery from a near-fatal illness are some of the battles Neven Maguire has fought to become one of Ireland's most successful chefs
Be careful what you wish for
The largest shareholder in Irish exploration firm Petroceltic has called for an investigation into a management share award scheme at the company.
Sinn Féin is the party commanding the most support, for the first time ever. Coalition parties hit their lowest ebb in a decade.
Sean Quinn is set to return to a central role at the new Quinn manufacturing business.
The banking inquiry will force the banks to hand over information about their top ten bonus earners during the property bubble.
Tánaiste Joan Burton has warned Nama that developers should not be given bonuses.
Los Angeles hedge fund scoops €68m
Doctors in Ireland have dealt with a small number of similar cases to that of the brain-dead pregnant woman which has revived the abortion debate in Ireland.
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Almost 3,500 Aer Lingus staff will share a €200 million windfall if the airline is sold to the IAG group.
Overcharging scandal erupts at insurance giant
HSE omits tens of thousands of patients from official figures.
Loyaltybuild, the company at the centre of Ireland’s biggest data hacking breach, is embarking on a programme of international expansion.
The clothing and accessories empire founded by Irish couple Orla Kiely and Dermott Rowan has won a major deal to sell its products across Japan.
Businessman Bobby Kerr has been brought in to help keep the traditional post office alive.
Nama is attempting to get control of a bank account held by former publican and developer Hugh O’Regan, who died in 2012 aged just 49.
The Competition Authority has escalated its probe into Valeo Foods’ €60 million bid to buy coffee and snack distributor Robert Roberts and health food firm Kelkin
Cerberus, the US private equity group chaired by former US vice president Dan Quayle, is understood to be recruiting heavily
Online insurance broker Chill Insurance has received a cash injection of close to €2 million from one of its major shareholders.
The special liquidators of IBRC have pulled loans related to former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick’s investment
Irish Water is closing in on a major credit line worth up to €300 million from a consortium of domestic and international banks.
Merger negotiations between Carlow IT and Waterford IT, which broke down in October because Waterford pulled out, will recommence in an informal fashion in January.
First, Willie Walsh tried to buy Aer Lingus from the inside. Now he is trying to do it from the outside. Will it be second time lucky?
Cavan-based construction materials giant Kingspan is planning a major foray into commercial-scale roof- mounted solar systems in Ireland.
Ministers are planning to haul in insurance companies in the New Year to complain about their refusal to insure households in areas with new flood defences.
“Irland boomt!” as they say in Germany.
Spar plans to raise €200,000 within two years in its new role as partner of the National Children’s Hospital, writes Colette Sexton.
Nothing says Christmas like a set of flashing reindeer earrings, or a 12-pack of tree baubles, especially at €1.49 each.
Demonstrations and Black Friday dampen retailers' hopes for strong festive sales
Russians, fatalistic by nature, tend to rally behind their autocratic leader when external threats appear
The rouble’s travails could lead to trouble for Irish financial markets, but observers don’t expect Irish exporters to take a major hit, writes Philip Connolly
In the long run, an economic crisis in Russia is a lose-lose proposition for all involved
There were no fireworks, in the banking inquiry’s opening sessions, write Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones.