Last week, Germany and Japan became the latest countries to publish GDP figures, showing that their economies lost momentum in the opening quarter of the year, writes Oliver Mangan.
China’s growing value and importance for the Irish economy was further underlined, this week, by pharmaceutical giant WuXi Biologics choosing Ireland — and Dundalk, in particular — as the location for its first manufacturing site outside of China.
The market has been very unenthusiastic about the dollar in recent months, with traders anticipating that the currency’s decline in 2017 and in the opening weeks of 2018 would be sustained throughout this year, writes Oliver Mangan.
Nearly 30 years after monies from a pair of Michael Jackson gigs helped the Cork County Board to buy Páirc Uí Rinn, another musical performer has led to a summer weekend free of county championship games.
The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.
Last weekend, my wife and I spent a few days tootling around Clare and Tipperary.
World stock markets have endured a difficult three months. They have been buffeted by a series of destabilising events.
The Central Bank said the true number of home completions will be around 23,500 this year and 28,500 in 2019. But its new research is unlikely to put the controversy over counting new homes to bed any time soon, writes Eamon Quinn.
America’s trade deficit widened in February, reaching the largest monthly gap between exports and imports of goods and services in a decade.
In its search for a new post-Brexit friendly EU neighbour, Ireland could do worse than look to the Netherlands, with both having much in common in a changing EU, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Is it time to redouble Ireland’s efforts to attract US corporations to invest in the economy? asks Joe Gill.
QF9 was the call sign used by the Australian airline Qantas earlier this week for the first non-stop flight between Perth and London.