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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that the Government is preparing for a hard Brexit.
Despite changing consumer habits and ever-increasing online competition, Irish retailers have seen somewhat of a resurgence at tills this year, with sales rising by nearly 3%.
Facebook has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people and given third-party apps wider access to user photos on the social network.
AIB has announced that it is proposing Dr Colin Hunt to be appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the bank.
The restaurant group Jo'Burger has announced it is going into liquidation.
Shares of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) fell over 6% after Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical company knew that its baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.
Businesses will have to prepare for what could be extreme currency volatility early next year as the issue of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement returns to the British parliament.
The dollar has firmed against most major counterparts, as investor focus shifts to an expected US interest rate hike next week.
French luxury giant LVMH said it had reached agreement to buy hotel group Belmond, whose properties include the Copocabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Cipriani in Venice, in a transaction worth $3.2bn
The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, according to newsagency Reuters, quoting sources.
Food and ingredients business Kerry Group has announced two acquisitions in North America, worth a combined €325 million.
EU leaders have rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for legally binding assurances on the Irish backstop and ruled out any changes to the Withdrawal Agreement during a summit in Brussels
The state's Insurance Compensation Fund could be forced to pay the outstanding claims of the Irish holders of policies from the collapsed Danish insurer, Qudos Insurance.
New York state authorities have announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling Chinese-made toys that had up to 10 times the legal limit of lead.
The judicial inquiry into the sale of SiteServ to a company controlled by businessman Denis O'Brien has asked the Government for more time to complete its hearings and write a report.
Developer Michael O'Flynn, his brother John, and the O'Flynn Group, have received an apology in the High Court from the National Asset Management Agency over the unlawful dissemination of their personal and business information.
The number of mobile connections rose again during the third quarter, according to the Communications Regulator, while data usage continued to skyrocket.
A new cluster of cyber-security businesses is to be created here.
The National Treasury Management Agency says it plans to borrow between €14 billion and €18 billion next year.
The economy grew by 7.4% during the first nine months of the year, according to the Central Statistics Office.