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ECB will cut interest rates 'by more than the market expects'

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 18:46
European Central Bank and Bank of England won’t delay cutting rates despite the Fed's apparent reluctance, amid hotter inflation in the US

Google attacks Microsoft cyber failures in effort to steal customers

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 18:17
Google also released a white paper highlighting its rival’s security lapses, and is considering launching similarly-themed social-media and advertising campaigns.

Number of over-65s in employment rises, CSO figures show

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 18:17
The number of people in that age bracket employed in March jumped more than 14% in annual terms, according to the new data

Global crude oil prices fall despite political uncertainty caused by death of Iran president

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 18:05
Brent crude fell to $83.48 a barrel

Gold prices at all-time high as world politics help to drive markets 

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 18:05
'Perfect storm' keeps market elevated

US restaurant chain Red Lobster goes bust after shrimp offer backfires

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 17:25
The Florida-based company succumbed to onerous leases, high labour costs, and an unlimited shrimp promotion

O'Reilly's boom-to-bust business empire ended with Bahamas bankruptcy

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 11:50
Fostering a collection of disparate stock market and private business interests, including Independent News and Media, Tony O’Reilly was ill-prepared for the blows that followed

Future of rural broadband provider Imagine in doubt with company facing 'persistent challenges'

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:35
The company has been struggling with the firm announcing a strategic review earlier this year.

David McNamara: The three key drivers of inflation have now largely dissipated

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:04
While some bumps in the road to a sustainable 2% inflation rate can be expected, the broader drivers of the inflationary surge in recent years have now largely dissipated

Ryanair profits hit record €1.92bn

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 07:35
Airline saw traffic grow last year by 9% despite delays in new aircraft coming from Boeing

Dublin's Keywords Studios in advanced talks on multi-billion acquisition deal

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 06:21
The video game services is listed on the London Stock Exchange

Colin Sheridan: Larger-than-life O’Reilly left his mark in business circles

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 01:00
Colin Sheridan looks back on the incredible career of the Irish rugby star who became the name behind some of the biggest names in business

Call for investment in grid amid claims 10% of cheapest renewable electricity lost due to inefficiency

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 00:01
Wind Energy Ireland has also called on election candidates to support transport electrification, despite falling demand for electric vehicles

President Higgins pays tribute to late tycoon Tony O'Reilly

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 14:11
Mr O’Reilly established The Ireland Funds with Dan Rooney and Patricia Rooney in 1976, at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

China heightens tensions amid EU anti-subsidy probe 

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 13:25
The EU should boost electric-vehicle subsidies and avoid following the US into a tariff conflict with China, according to a proposal by Hungary earlier this month. German and Swedish leaders have also called for a cautious approach to tariffs.

Madeleine Murray: New EU sustainability standards requires firms to upskill

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 13:16
People can’t be transparent about something they don’t understand. Literacy on ESG metrics and the value of the disclosure process can only happen with a massive upskilling programme

Stephen Hamilton: Rate reductions and new competition provides opportunity for mortgage customers

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 11:35
A mortgage price war has erupted among the main Irish lenders such as Haven Mortgages, AIB, PTSB, Bank of Ireland, and Avant Money. 

GameStop share-buying spree ends in flop after week of stocks frenzy

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 20:40
The company, which largely relies on sales at its bricks-and-mortar stores, has been hurt by customers' transition to buying online

Ryanair to cap earnings season with jump in revenues

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 20:26
Airline has so far overcome delayed Boeing deliveries

Major British office landlord writes down value of properties following interest rate hikes

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 20:18
Higher interest rates have weighed heavily on commercial real estate