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Danske Bank shares fall as Estonia crisis deepens

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:02
Shares in Danske Bank fell more than 6% today after a media report suggested a money laundering scandal centred on its Estonian branch could be bigger than previously thought.

Eir committed to rural Ireland, Cairn's profits soar

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:53
The chief executives of telecommunications company Eir and housebuilder Cairn Homes give Petula Martyn a breakdown of their latest results

First-time buyers, switchers dominate mortgage market

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:48
Over three quarters of mortgage approvals in July were for either first-time buyers (FTBs) or borrowers switching their mortgage provider, according to latest figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI).

Today in the press

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:05
A portfolio of renewable energy assets put together by Irish investor NTR in partnership with BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has been put up for sale, the Irish Independent has learned.

New WPP boss has work to do to strengthen US business

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:43
WPP's new boss Mark Read vowed to rebuild its creative agencies in the US and strengthen its position on Madison Avenue after reporting first-half results dragged down by the world's biggest advertising market.

Housebuilder Redrow says demand 'robust' despite Brexit

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:38
UK housebuilder Redrow said demand for new homes was proving "robust" in the face of Britain's planned exit from the European Union, after it posted better-than-expected 21% growth in full-year pre-tax profit.

Dalata Hotel Group's H1 profits rise by over 8%

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:17
Dalata Hotel Group said its revenues for the six months to the end of June rose by 10.6% while its pre-tax profits increased by 8.3% on the back of its continued expansion.

Lego dinosaurs & sports car help build recovery

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:11
Sales of Lego dinosaurs and a Bugatti sports car helped the Danish toymaker stabilise revenue in the first half of this year after a drop in 2017 for the first time in more than a decade.

Halfords maintains full-year guidance on sales rise

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:06
UK bicycles-to-car-parts retailer Halfords has today maintained its full-year profit guidance as it reported a rise in underlying sales in a tough trading environment.

Cairn Homes builds up big profit and revenue increases

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:02
Housebuilder Cairn Homes has reported operating profits of €18.1m for the six months to the end of June, up from €2.5m the same time the previous year.

High Court due to rule on ODCE bid for INM inspectors

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:57
The High Court is to rule later today on an application by the State's corporate watchdog to have inspectors appointed to investigate the affairs of Independent News and Media.

High childcare costs 'lead to fewer working mothers'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:55
More mothers would engage in paid work if childcare costs were lower, according to new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Eir reports full year results in line with expectations

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:09
Eir has reported a 2% increase in earnings before interest and tax for the year to the end of June, while its revenues dipped 2%.

Why politicians and property don't mix

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 07:55
All good things come to an end. Summer is over and politicians are regrouping to discuss policies before the Dáil opens for business in a fortnight.

Ryanair passenger numbers up in August despite strikes

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 07:42
Ryanair said it flew 9% more passengers in August than a year ago, with its purchase of Austrian carrier Laudamotion helping offset the impact of strikes and staff shortages.

Brexit progress fears drive drop in sterling

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:19
The British pound was set for its biggest daily drop against the euro in more than three months as concerns grow about the progress of Brexit negotiations.

Aircraft leasing firm Avolon opens new Dublin offices

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:39
Avolon is one of the third biggest aircraft leasing companies in the world and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is officially opening Avolon's new offices in Dublin today.

Factories globally feel the pinch from trade conflict

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:38
Global manufacturing activity took a hit from weak orders in August, surveys showed, a sign firms are feeling the pinch from an intensifying trade war between the US and China that could derail global growth.

Irish public debt third highest in the developed world

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:27
The Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has said the budget deficit would increase over the next number of years.

Italy's Enria applies for ECB bank watchdog job

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:25
Italy's Andrea Enria, the chairman of the European Bank Authority, has applied to become the next chief of the European Central Bank's banking watchdog, his office said today.