Tanaiste Joan Burton has begun the process of managing expectations ahead of next month's Budget.
European shares were little changed following their first weekly slide in more than a month after disappointing data from China raised concerns about the world's second-largest economy.
The OECD has trimmed its growth forecasts for the biggest developed economies in the face of increasing geopolitical risks and subdued European inflation.
British prime minister David Cameron will return to Scotland today to fight for the union as European governments follow the climax of campaigning for an independence referendum that could trigger the UK’s breakup.
Average annual earnings fell to €35,830 last year from €36,079 in 2012, a drop of 0.7 per cent, new figures show.
The euro zone's trade surplus rose year-on-year in July as exports grew faster than imports, pointing to a positive contribution to economic growth at the start of the third quarter.
The National Treasury Management Agency said it will auction €500 million of Treasury bills with a three-month maturity on Thursday, September 18.
Argos is looking for 500 seasonal workers to join existing staff in the run-up to the peak Christmas shopping season.
Investec has agreed to sell Start Mortgages, its Irish sub-prime mortgage business, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.
Irish consumers are optimistic but remain cautious with recession-shopping behaviour now the norm, a new survey shows.
Britain's four biggest bookmakers have committed to advertise more responsibly as part of a voluntary move to self-police, hoping to fend off further regulation.
Hennes & Mauritz, Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, reported a 16 per cent gain in third-quarter sales after August revenue exceeded estimates.
Parents returning to work to get €30 a week per child, prefabs may be used to ease housing crisis and Queen urges Scots to take care over vote.
SABMiller was rebuffed in an attempt to buy smaller brewer Heineken, a deal that would have strengthened itself against a potential bid by Anheuser-Busch InBev, sources have said.
The main business events taking place this week.
We owe it to those destroyed to face the facts: Paisley’s brew of sectarian hatred filled the graveyards with Catholic victims, writes Tom McGurk.
Eamonn Mallie remembers how he brought Paisley face to face with his past.
Ian Paisley struck a chord with disaffected loyalists who were not slow to act on his incendiary words, writes Emmanuel Kehoe.
He was an extremist who brought conflict and peace to Northern Ireland, writes Andy Pollak.
Payments approved following Centrica sell-off.
Support for the coalition parties has increased as voter sentiment about the economy and the prospects for the country begins to improve.
The government-appointed administrators of Quinn Insurance have sold a giant wind farm formerly controlled by the insurer for €100 million.
Sean Whelan: SuperMario looks like the only man with a plan for the eurozone economy, while the new European Commission appears a little more focused
The IRFU is set to benefit from sell-out crowds for the Guinness Series autumn rugby internationals for the second year running.
Negotiations fell back into disarray and a legal threat to force the wind-up of their pension emerged.
Patients are to be given medical cards based on individual medical need.
The state is advancing plans to raise up to €18 billion from the bond markets through three separate bond auctions in the coming months.
The state's bankruptcy authorities have lodged a High Court action against Gayle Killilea, the wife of the bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne.
Johnny Ronan is on the shortlist to buy Project Cherry.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out a review of the site chosen for the national children's hospital.
Sales of homes at the hyped Swords housing estate topped €30 million in its first week on the market, according to agents.
An independent third party will be appointed in the coming months to place a market value on NTR.
Businessman John Flynn has secured a High Court injunction to prevent the sale of his loans related to the Blackrock Clinic.
Jack Horgan-Jones has been appointed a business reporter with The Sunday Business Post.
Local authority arrears are continuing to increase, with almost half of Dublin City Council's mortgage book in arrears, according to new figures.
The government will introduce new legislation that will facilitate staggered payments in medical negligence cases this year.
Former president Mary McAleese told an Australian audience last week she was ''embarrassed about the Catholic clergy's handling of child abuse inquiries.
Schools in Germany, Holland, the US and Latin America have expressed interest in importing the Educate Together model from Ireland.
A key plank of the government's new €500 million SME bank will be held up until competition authorities in Brussels give it the green light.
Burlington Reit has begun final preparations for a public offering of its shares later this year.
With four days to go, Scots are mulling over their votes as they prepare to decide the fate of the Union, writes Fiona Ness.
With four days to go, Scots are mulling over their votes as they prepare to decide the fate of the Union
Even on Scotland’s remotest islands, opinion is split right down the middle, writes Peter Geoghegan.
For the North, the political and psychological implications of Scottish independence would be profound, writes Deirdre Heenan.
Apollo is also eyeing up a loan sale.
JD Wetherspoon could scale back its ambitions for the Irish market.
High-profile solicitor Gerald Kean is in the High Court this week to appeal a finding of professional misconduct against him which carried a fine of €20,000.
Nick Furlong, the low-profile Irish investor, has negotiated a new debt deal with Danske Bank.