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Gold has recovered some ground today as a weakening US dollar relieves pressure on prices, but the metal remains near 19-month lows and looks set for its biggest weekly fall since May 2017.
The union representing pilots at Ryanair has described as "significant" the fact that talks with the airline are entering a fourth day.
Bank of Ireland has appointed Jackie Noakes as its new Group Chief Operating Officer.
Consumers will be forgiven for not giving too much thought to their heating and energy bills in recent weeks.
The country's main banks have stopped using a State fund set up to channel low cost finance to SMEs, because lenders can access cheap money in their own right, the Irish Independent reports today.
Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times has reported.
Oil prices have dipped today, with US crude heading for a seventh weekly decline amid increasing concerns about slowing global economic growth that could hit demand for petroleum products as inventories build.
The Turkish lira has weakened to 5.86 against the dollar from its previous close of 5.8150 as investors weighed up a US warning that Turkey should expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson.
A new all-time high for private residential rents has been reached for the ninth quarter in a row, according to the latest report from the property website Daft.ie.
House of Fraser has apologised to customers after cancelling all orders placed online.
Apple has said no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.
The Government has made rebuilding and expanding the apprenticeship programme a key priority, a Department of Education spokesperson has said.
The EU cannot be seen looking for anything but the maximum penalty for the latest security cock-up, writes Niall Kitson
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, suggesting no impact yet on the labour market from ongoing trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners.
The Turkish lira has strengthened more than 3% today, ahead of a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off US comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a US pastor.
GSK is to close its Sligo manufacturing plant with the loss of 165 jobs by 2021.
British retail sales grew faster than expected last month, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and shoppers took advantage of extended discounts on clothing and online sales.
European stock markets opened with marginal gains this morning following a sell off on global stock markets yesterday, which continued overnight in Asia.
The Irish Times reports that new Leinster rugby captain Johnny Sexton increased profits at his company to almost €1.6m.
Danish brewer Carlsberg has posted better-than-expected second-quarter sales and raised full-year profit outlook, buoyed by strong sales in Russia during the World Cup.