Donald Tusk relied on a mix of charm and pragmatism to rise to the top of Polish politics and stay in power longer than anyone since the Cold War.
The new selling season is about to kick off and the bullish property sector is gearing up for another busy autumn.
European shares were little changed as investors awaited this week's meeting of the ECB's governing council while keeping a wary eye on the situation in Ukraine.
Talks between unions and management at Irish Rail are set to resume at the Labour Relations Commission at midday, aimed at preventing a further two-day train strike.
Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has spoken of building a “Celtic Lion” economy that could emulate Ireland, Norway and Iceland as small, independent, successful nations.
Euro-zone manufacturing output expanded less than initially estimated in August, adding to signs that the region’s economic recovery may need another boost of ECB stimulus.
Kennedy Wilson Real Estate Europe has entered into a new three-year £225 million (€284 million) debt facility with a syndicate of banks.
Cracks are emerging in Germany’s once rock-solid economy as companies’ reluctance to invest bears out Mario Draghi’s warning that the euro-zone recovery is in danger.
Pro-Russian rebels attacked two Ukrainian coast-guard vessels, just hours after EU governments agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia if the conflict worsens.
The Irish manufacturing sector picked up sharply in August as output and new orders rose, a new survey shows.
Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, a source has said.
Staff cost Mahon tribunal over €1.1 million last year, second-home tax disputes headed for court and cyber attacks home in on US financials.
Grafton Group said it has completed the acquisition of a UK-based general merchanting business, Direct Builders Merchants.
The main business events scheduled for the week ahead.
Semi-state employer pension contributions average 17%.
Hospitals are on course to spend a quarter of a billion euro on agency staff this year, even as the new health minister Leo Varadkar pledges to reduce this cost.
The civil war between shareholders at NTR will move to the public stage at the company's agm in Dublin this week.
It was an unprecedented recession.
Sun shines on bigger and better Electric Picnic.
Women who wish to terminate pregnancies after a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality can now face delays in accessing treatment in Britain, writes Susan Mitchell.
Fewer than one-third of the 155 hospital consultant posts advertised have been filled.
The head of the Irish Prison Service has said that he believes the next series of Love/Hate will give the public an ''insight into prison life.
Businessman John Flynn's minority stake in the Blackrock Clinic is set to be put up for sale this week.
Many struggling low-income debtors are being left with little choice but to turn to bankruptcy due to the restrictive rules that apply to debt relief notices.
More than €8.6 million has flowed into the coffers of local authorities in the last week .
CBS is preparing to air a new primetime drama based on the story of brilliant misfit' Irishman Walter O'Brien. Niall Stanage reports.
The consumption of raw juice in Ireland is moving from craze to industry; not since the skinny cappuccino has a drink prompted such a gold rush, writes Siobhán Brett.
The pay packet of chief executive Tony O'Reilly junior continues to grow, writes Barry J Whyte.
Irish online video firm Sonru has secured new investment in the region of €1.5 million to fuel its expansion plans, the company confirmed last week.
The Data Protection Commissioner has dealt with only 12 individual requests regarding refusals by Google to remove search results under.
Dublin's Gaelic footballers might be in rude health on the field, but that hasn't yet converted to an all-conquering brand when it comes to attracting advertisers.
Some landlords are hiking rents for students by anything from €60 a month because of anticipated water charges.
The Irish online video firm Sonru has secured new investment in the region of €1.5 million to fuel its expansion plans, the company confirmed last week.
There will be a lively beat on the streets around Dublin’s Docklands at 7.30pm on Tuesday.
A golf start-up backed by daily deals millionaire Paul Kenny and other well-known investors is set to launch before the end of this year.
Dublin benefits from city-hopping tourism but, outside other main tourist centres, the situation remains challenging'
Fáilte Ireland is planning to launch a new tourism strategy for the south and east of the country.
Ex-Ryanair linchpin brings growth savvy to Irish tourism body
Scotland's political Midas.
Relief may now be on the way for taxpayers, but someone will have to pay the price, writes Brian Keegan.
Irish Army teams play key supportive role giving covering fire and defusing bombs.
An investment banker has replaced a leftist at the helm of France's economic policy, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.
Scotland's political Midas.
When Enda Kenny reshuffled his cabinet, attention focused on the changes of Labour ministers.
A *Sunday Business Post* survey reveals that many of the sector's employees enjoyed pay rises despite the economic downturn.
New small business and start-up forum called Business Action Group is launched.
The Sunday Business Post will host the Future of Food Summit on October 23.
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