Travel and tourism contributed €14.7 billion to the Irish economy in 2013.
European shares rose this afternoon following a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the recent vote in Crimea.
From 2015, making a call or sending a text in another EU country could cost no more than it does at home.
The programme facilitates residence in Ireland for foreign national entrepreneurs who have a viable proposal for a High Potential Start-up business.
European markets remain volatile as Ukraine crisis continues.
Seatbelt-wearing rates have been increasing in recent years, but many still put themselves at unnecessary risk on the roads.
A planned SIPTU strike has been blocked by the High Court.
The National Asset Management Agency has confirmed that it has redeemed €3 billion in senior bonds, in line with a plan announced by the agency two weeks ago.
In Dublin the Iseq index was up 1%.
Figures released by Irish Life reveal that cancer accounts for over 44 per cent of all life insurance claims in Ireland.
A new proposal announced this morning would outsource 200 Bank of Ireland jobs to Accenture by June.
Dublin Port Company will apply for ten-year planning permission to redevelop parts of Alexandra Basin and Dublin Port.