European shares were little changed, hovering at their highest level since 2007 after better-than-expected results from companies like Airbus and IAG.
Retail sales rose by 3.3 per cent on the month in January and were 8.8 per cent higher than at the same time last year, driven by a strong performance from the motor sector, new figures show.
Carphone Warehouse has reported a sizeable turnaround in its Irish operations, delivering a pre-tax profit of €2.1 million for 2014 after a loss of €9.6 million a year earlier.
The outstanding amount of loans to Irish households fell by 3.2 per cent in January following a fall of 3.7 per cent in December, new Central Bank figures show.
Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has voiced doubts about whether Athens can be trusted, promised it would not be allowed to "blackmail" its euro zone partners.
Hospitality company Airbnb plans to expand its Dublin workforce with the creation of 200 jobs.
Bank of Ireland said it made an underlying pre-tax profit of €921 million last year compared with a loss of €564 million a year earlier and all its divisions are now profitable.
IAG is still interested in acquiring Aer Lingus but would also be "comfortable in walking away", its chief executive Willie Walsh has said.
Union representatives will meet management at Mondelez in coming days after the company, which owns Cadbury, announced plans to cut more than 200 jobs in Ireland.
German lawmakers began debating an extension of Greece’s bailout, with the measure expected to pass as the ruling coalition musters its overwhelming majority in parliament.
Eircom said revenue fell by four per cent in the second quarter to €316 million but the drop was in line with expectations and an improvement on last year.
Fyffes reported an adjusted pre-tax profit of €39 million last year, up 25 per cent, and said it is pursuing price increases in all markets.
A new startup incubator to develop biotechnology and other health-care companies in the US, Britain and Africa plans an initial public offering in Ireland next month.
British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, reported 2014 profits in line with forecasts and appointed a new finance director to see the group through to what it hopes will be a return to its glory days after two years of painful restructuring.
British Airways-owner International Airlines Group upgraded its profit forecast for 2015 by over 20 per cent, after reporting a slightly better-than-expected 81 per cent jump in profit last year.
Garda Commissioner makes sweeping changes to the force, government planned for euro collapse and more than 200 jobs to go at Cadbury factories.
What's happening in the business world in the week ahead.
European shares were broadly steady, taking a breather from a sharp two-month rally, as investors digested the latest set of corporate results.
Average weekly earnings were 2.3 per cent higher in the fourth quarter of 2014 at €704.34 than in the same period a year earlier, new figures show.
Business lobby group IBEC said there was no justification for a rise in the minimum wage "at this time".
Ladbrokes said its business in the Republic of Ireland was loss-making last year as overall revenue fell by nearly 11 per cent and operating profit was down by 56.9 per cent.
Economic sentiment in the euro zone rose for a second month in February as strong growth in Germany and the European Central Bank’s quantitative-easing programme outweighed concern about the future of Greece.
Newry-based software firm First Derivatives has acquired US marketing technology company Prelytix for up to $20 million (€17.6 million).
Pizza delivery firm Domino's Pizza said like-for-like sales in the Republic of Ireland in the first eight weeks of 2015 rose by 4.8 per cent.
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate (KWE) has reported a net profit of €78.5 million (€107.1 million) for 2014 in its maiden results.
Irish 10-year bond yields fell to an all-time low as German seven-year yields fell below zero for the first time since Bloomberg began tracking them in 1990.
Irish Residential Properties (IRES) REIT has said it intends to raise between €170 million and €200 million through the issue of shares at a price of €1 per share.
Ulster Bank returned to profit last year, reporting an adjusted operating profit of £609 million, its first operating profit since 2008.
EU warns of dangers facing the Irish economy, housing price falls in January the biggest in three years and Google shakes up European units in face of tougher rules.
Building materials group CRH said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose by 11 per cent to €1.64 billion last year, ahead of its expectations.
The main business events scheduled for the days ahead.
Former Coke president Don Keough, the man who brought Coca-Cola to Ireland, died on Tuesday. He spoke to Niall O'Dowd last year in what was his final interview.
The main stories in Wednesday’s papers
Revenue at food company Glanbia rose 6.9 per cent to €3.52 billion in 2014, driven by growth in its nutrition business.
The number of complaints to the Financial Services Ombudsman fell in 2014 but the amount of compensation paid out by financial services groups rose.
Bondholders who held their nerve as Greece sparred with the euro region are now reaping the rewards.
The government will only consider offers for its stakes in the banks that will recover the investment the Irish taxpayer has made in them, according to finance minister Michael Noonan.
Outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller has called aircraft acquisition and general procurement benefits a “no-brainer” in the event of an IAG takeover.
Ireland’s special 9 per cent tourism VAT rate has exceeded expectations in terms of job retention and creation and the cost to the Exchequer has been markedly lower than initially expected, an economist has claimed.
The supply of new office space in Dublin is constrained because of a lack of debt funding in the market, the head of one of the country’s key listed property investment vehicles has said.
The main stories in Tuesday’s papers.
Revenue at food giant Kerry Group slipped 1.4 per cent to €5.8 billion in 2014, reflecting adverse currency movements, acquisitions and business rationalisation volume loss.
A new €26 million extension of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin is to create 450 new full-time and part-time jobs.
Stephen Kavanagh, the new man at Aer Lingus, will today announce annual results for Aer Lingus. They come as the airline faces two flightpaths: as an independent airline or as a subsidiary of giant IAG. Fearghal O'Connor profiles the new chief executive.
Rogue trader Nick Leeson has urged David Drumm to return home to Ireland to answer for his role in the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank.
TDs in both Fine Gael and Labour continue to have concerns about IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus, Labour Party deputy leader Alan Kelly said.
SuperValu recorded retail sales of €2.58 billion in 2014, up from €2.1 billion in the previous year, it said today.
The government has announced changes to the Credit Guarantee Scheme to assist more small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to get loan finance.