When the Central Bank announced that Cyril Roux would replace Matthew Elderfield as Ireland's financial regulator, the response was a collective scratching of heads.
International investors are bullish about European stocks in 2013 according to recent reports, and Irish companies are among the biggest beneficiaries.
Property firm Parker Green has lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála after the local authority in Waterford city stymied its plans for a large-scale shopping-centre.
Private equity firm Investcorp looks set to make close to $500 million off its original investment in Irish software company Fleetmatics.
The Department of Finance is seeking clarification on the European Commission's position on the proposed financial transaction tax (FTT).
Investment funds domiciled in Ireland saw nearly 10 per cent of their value wiped out at the end of the second quarter on the back of comments by Ben Bernanke.
Newbridge's town centre will lose as much as 21 per cent of its business to a larger Kildare Village outlet, according to the owners of the Whitewater Shopping Centre.