Ed Micheau

Ed Micheau

Housing boom ‘set to continue until 2010’

Housing boom ‘set to continue until 2010’

Ireland’s housing boom is set to continue for at least the remainder of the decade, an Irish academic has predicted.

Aer Lingus plans daily flights to US west coast

Aer Lingus plans daily flights to US west coast

Aer Lingus is planning to operate daily flights to San Francisco from the summer of 2007 if a new bilateral agreement with the US can be reached before then.

Profits way up for Aer Lingus

Profits way up for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is expecting profits to rebound strongly this year, with the company forecasting an operating profit of €85 million, up 20 per cent on the forecast profits for 2005.

Deadline looms for future of Greencore sugar

Deadline looms for future of Greencore sugar

Greencore is preparing to close down its sugar-processing plant in Mallow in the event that the company is not guaranteed a full supply of beet before the growing season starts in March, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Montaigne staff unpaid since November

Montaigne staff unpaid since November

Staff at the Dublin-based Montaigne Investment Corporation have not been paid since November 20, following a dispute between executives at the company.

Irish Nationwide bill finally to get the green light

Irish Nationwide bill finally to get the green light

The estimated 125,000 members of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) are in line for a long-awaited multimillion windfall after a government decision to bring amending legislation before the Oireachtas in the run-up to Easter.

McCreevy seeking answers on blocking of Polish bank takeover

McCreevy seeking answers on blocking of Polish bank takeover

EU commissioner Charlie McCreevy is to write to the Polish government this week seeking an explanation as to why it is attempting to block a takeover of its third-largest bank.

Survey: Aldi and Lidl fail to command customer loyalty

Survey: Aldi and Lidl fail to command customer loyalty

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl have failed to win the ‘‘hearts and purses’’ of Irish shoppers and must change their business model if they are to attract more customers, according to a new survey.

Hollywood jeans hit Irish market

Hollywood jeans hit Irish market

It has become one of the hippest brands in the United States, and now Irish consumers will no longer need to undertake a shopping expedition to New York to get it.

Fyffes move for Del Monte: Speculation continues

Fyffes move for Del Monte: Speculation continues

Fyffes continues to be linked in the US with a move for fruit distributor Fresh Del Monte Produce after an American publication said the Irish company was among the last four parties interested in bidding $1.8 billion (€1.5bn) for the company.

Motive for buy-in not yet clear

Motive for buy-in not yet clear

Billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien looks to have made a one-way bet by spending between €54 million and €56 million on a 3.01 per cent stake in Independent News & Media (IN&M).

Icon confident of recovery

Icon confident of recovery

The headline figures in its second-quarter results last week suggested all was well at Icon, the Irish clinical trials and laboratory group that has its headquarters in Leopardstown, Co Dublin.

Pensions may unlock Aer Lingus flotation

Pensions may unlock Aer Lingus flotation

History has taught us not to expect a direct route from A to B when the privatisation of Aer Lingus is mentioned.

Urgent bid to fast-track Aer Lingus flotation

Urgent bid to fast-track Aer Lingus flotation

The government is urgently working to resolve a €336 million pension deficit at Aer Lingus in order to fast-track a €1 billion flotation of the airline.

Opt for old stock reliables in 2006

Opt for old stock reliables in 2006

Bricks and mortar may have been the way to go for Irish investors over the last few years, but those brave enough to get back into Irish equities after the post-dotcom slump in stock markets have also fared quite well.