Share prices revived after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled the organisation would continue to support economic recovery.
UPDATE: Drinks firm Britvic is to merge its British and Irish business units under a single leadership team as part of a new strategy aimed at accelerating growth.
Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown is 15% professional; Dubliners have the most disposable income and nearly 4 in 10 people in the Border region have medical cards: new report
The tax talks sidestepped international controversy on whether big companies like Apple and Google are taking excessive advantage of cross-border tax loopholes.
UPDATE: European Union leaders will meet later today and the tax affairs of multinational companies will be top of the agenda.
The main stories on Wednesday at lunchtime
The Central Bank said the sale of property assets by the Nama and the former Anglo Irish Bank “may continue to exert general downward pressure on prices.”
UPDATE: Permanent TSB’s customer deposits increased by more than €500m so far this year, following €1.6 billion growth in 2012.
Dublin City Council has detailed a €4 million scheme to repave Dublin’s Grafton Street.
Burger King Worldwide has announced a new partnership with Clonee, Co Meath based Kepak Group to supply its restaurants in Ireland and the UK with 100 per cent Irish and British beef.
Eoin Clarke is Irish country manager of uSwitch.ie. He is 39 and single and lives in Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. He discussed his personal finances with Emma Kennedy.
Nama Wine Lake was both informed and informative. For the most part, it made for compelling reading. It will be missed, writes Ian Kehoe.
Ireland isn’t a tax haven and doesn’t offer “special deals for Apple or other companies,” IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary has said.
Total Produce said it is sticking with its previously announced earnings target.
Fastnet Oil & Gas has estimated that its Deep Kinsale prospect off the south coast could have have between 134 million and 691 million barrels of “risked potential resources” in place.
The top business stories from today's newspapers.
UPDATE: Aer Arann is expected to announce an expansion of its services later today that will create 50 new jobs and double the airline’s passenger numbers to 2 million.
UPDATE: Ashford Castle has been sold to British luxury hotel chain Red Carnation Hotels.
US Senate scrutiny of Apple’s tax strategies focused on a unit with $30bn in profit since 2009 that’s incorporated in Ireland, controlled in California, and doesn’t pay taxes in either place.
The main business events for this week.
The top business stories on Tuesday including Apple and Ireland, Croke Park 2, Glanbia's Moloney retires and a new boss for Shannon.
Apple's tax strategy - with Ireland at its centre - is in the dock in the US senate today. We are covering the hearing live here.
European stocks erased losses in the final minutes of trading as Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president James Bullard said the US central bank should continue its bond-buying program.
Siptu has said that its national executive council will convene on Thursday to consider the proposals on a Croke Park 2 agreement.
Two big things happening around Leinster House today - the latest on the public sector pay talks and the ongoing controversy surrounding justice minister Alan Shatter, writes Pat Leahy.
Today was D-day for the Croke Park II renegotiations and it appears, a rabbit of sorts has been pulled out of the hat, writes Nicola Cooke.
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has said that the public pay negotiations to agree a successor to the Croke Park agreement are “virtually ended”.
Technical colleges mustn’t lose sight of their role in educating young people to get work, said education minister Ruairi Quinn.
* Apple boss to tackle tax avoidance accusations. * Gilmore says Ireland is tax compliant. * Glanbia names Siobhan Talbot as new MD. * 1 million Vodafone Ireland customers have smartphones.
European Commission President Jose Barroso has said "whole piles of cash" are never collected in taxes in Europe.
Shannon Airport has appointed Neil Pakey, a former managing director of Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, as its new chief executive.
Here's a flavour of what global news organisations are saying about allegations that Apple used its Irish units to avoid paying billions of dollars in tax.
Ireland's tax system is "very transparent and very clear", Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said today, following news that Apple has been accused of using its Irish business to avoid tax.
European share prices were mixed with some markets slipping slightly off their highs this morning amid mixed messages from the latest crop of corporate earnings.
Vodafone Ireland has reported a 29.2 per cent year-on-year increase in smartphone usage by its customers in the year to end-March.
UPDATE: Glanbia has named its group finance director Siobhan Talbot as the successor to managing director John Moloney, who wishes to retire by year-end.
Marks & Spencer said its annual profit fell 5.8 percent as consumers spent less on its fashion goods, even as food sales increased.
A team of scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th century to identify the pathogen that caused Ireland's devastating potato famine, BBC News reported today.
"Although we expect market conditions to remain tough, we remain confident in our ability to deliver EPS growth for the financial year in line with expectations."
UPDATE: At least 91 people were killed, including 20 children, after a mile-wide tornado flattened an Oklahoma City suburb.
The top business stories from today's newspapers: Apple accused of avoiding tax via Irish subsidiaries; Ryanair shares soar; Royalty raises bid for Elan.
The world’s most valuable technology company shifted billions in profits out of the U.S. into Ireland, where it negotiated a tax rate of less than 2 percent: report
The US Senate's report on Apple's tax avoidance arrangements focuses on Ireland as "a tax haven". Here are six takeaway points from the report, writes Adrian Weckler.
A new report from a US senate committee into Apple's tax arrangements suggests that the Irish government may have negotiated an extraordinarily low tax rate with Apple, writes Cliff Taylor.
UPDATE: Royalty Pharma is to increase its offer price for Irish-headquartered Elan to $12.50 per share in cash. Elan said it will assess the new bid.
Top local and international news on Monday: Ryanair's bumper profits, Royalty Pharma ups Elan's offer, Cliff Taylor on the multinational tax debate and Yahoo takes a Tumblr.
Over 220 acres of grass cuttings from the airfield at Dublin Airport is being made available to farmers free of charge, according to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).
London’s benchmark FTSE 100 Index closed at its highest level since September 2000 today as markets generally rose, with Dublin aided by a buoyant Ryanair.