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.
US tech giant Apple has announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two European data centres, including one in Athenry, Co Galway.
Revenue at Cavan based insulation and building materials giant Kingspan rose 6 per cent to €1.89 billion, with profit before tax up 21 per cent to €127.5 million, results for last year showed.
The main stories in Monday’s papers.
Rents for prime Dublin offices will rise 20 per cent this year and a further 9 per cent in 2016, according to a new study.
“Birdman,” a movie about a washed-up film superhero trying to stage a comeback, won the Oscar for best picture, Hollywood’s highest honor. Its director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, also won.
A six-storey residential complex for students on Dublin’s Church Street could compromise security at the Bridewell Garda Station, overshadow the Four Courts, and “irreparably and gravely tarnish the local skyline”, according to objections to An Bord Pleanala.
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Bertie Ahern is facing a significant legal bill after he was found not to have cooperated fully with the Mahon Tribunal.
The state has been landed with a bill of up to €40m due to the late transfer of water treatment plants
Exploration company Petroceltic will consider any takeover offers as it looks to end a dispute with its largest investor ahead of a crunch shareholder meeting next week.
Fine Gael has set out its stall for the general election by promising further tax cuts for middle-income families over the next two budgets.
David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, is raising a war chest from a golden circle of developers
The party will present itself as leader of the government that led the nation out of the fiscal wilderness, and its election message will essentially be: ‘Put us in to keep wreckers out’
Despite the strong economic performance of recent times, the government remains highly unpopular
Less than half of the electorate is ‘certain’ to backreferendum on same-sex marriage
Aer Lingus staff support IAG’s move to buy the former national carrier, an email from a key trade union official to the airline’s new chief executive has indicated.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is seeking to postpone the hearing of the Quinn family’s case