Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officials are investigating an outbreak of a disease called sarcocystosis in lambs that is believed to have originated in Donegal.

Department of Agriculture excludes 400 lambs from food chain

For the last two years, Mick Wallace, has been highlighting Cerberus’s role in Project Eagle, Nama’s €1.6 billion sale of its Northern Ireland loans. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Liquidator of property wants TD and son to be disqualified as company directors

Jacobs has won contracts from multinationals such as Bristol Myers Squib and Pfizer.

Engineering giant’s business in Republic grew revenues by close to 80% to €373m

The public service obligation (PSO) is used to guarantee the price paid for electricity to wind farms, other renewable energy producers and peat-fired plants. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Charge will cover proposed €500m subsidy to support renewable energy producers

Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief executive Brendan McDonagh, who face questions from Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sale of loans was not done on the open market, contrary to normal Nama policy

Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority: He began working for the authority when the Government established it in the 1990s .

Eurocontrol appoints head of Republic’s airline regulator as director general

The New York Stock Exchange: US stocks fell amid a selloff in technology shares that spread from New York to Asia and Europe. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

UK retail hit as wary consumers hold off on purchases, while tech stocks slide in US

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Brexit, the DUP’s shopping list, North-South trade, and the need to restore the assembly

Construction Industry Federation director Tom Parlon: told conference  low spending on roads, schools, water treatment and other infrastructure, would hit the economy at a crucial time. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Irish Water unable to connect proposed new housing developments, conference hears

Tom Parlon: “The EU must be convinced of Ireland’s case to enable increased investment by our politicians.”

EU rules ‘hamper ’ spending on vital projects

The brochure  outlines  Dublin’s advantages, including the city’s financial services sector. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Government seeks to tempt European Banking Authority to Dublin post Brexit

Boeing has delivered 540 Dreamliners to airlines around the world and has orders for 1,213 more. Photograph: Reuters

Lufthansa Technik Shannon spends up to €3m to prepare facilities for long-haul craft

Nama is obliged to get the best value possible for taxpayers when it is selling property or assets.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Comtroller and Auditor General considering an inquiry into details of €455 million deal

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus, and leases them to airlines

Irish aircraft leasing specialist has interest in 670 aircraft worth a total of $10 billion

Almost 70 per cent of trade union Siptu’s members in State airports’ operator DAA recently voted to reject the company’s Better Together proposal. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Siptu and Mandate to table separate claims, while Impact union has similar plans

New Bancroft in Tallaght: about a third of the apartments have been earmarked for social tenants and the rest will be let on the private market

Irish Strategic Investment Fund had drawn fire for being slow to tackle housing crisis

Guangdong province leader  Hu ChunHua and Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon at the Sino-Irish event in Dublin on Friday.

Chinese and Irish agencies and companies sign seven memoranda of understanding

The award comes days after Providence agreed a €19 million deal with a subsidiary of French giant Total. Photograph: iStock

Chairman and four non-executive directors granted options by oil and gas explorer

Crewlink Ireland says  it has more than 5,000 crew members registered with Ryanair. Photograph: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

Crewlink Ireland’s staff numbers soared by 20 per cent last year to 3,600

The European Commission’s internal market directorate confirmed it had received a complaint about the arrangement between Bus Éireann and the Department of Education.

Rival coach operator wants State contract worth €160 million a year put out to tender

Traders work in front of the German share price index in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Ryanair shares gained altitude following strong growth in passenger numbers

Ecocem’s US subsidiary Orcem Americas is appealing a decision by planning commissioners in Vallejo, California, to refuse it permission to build a grinding mill on the city’s waterfront.

Many locals oppose Irish cement maker’s plan to build €45 million facility in Vallejo

Norwegian Air is due to receive six 737 Max aircraft from Boeing this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boeing postpones delivery of 737 Max aircraft over ‘minor technical issue’

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Chief executive Willie Walsh claims human error was the cause of the failure

Mike Quinn is poised to take the chief executive role at Irish Water’s parent Ervia after being offered the job in recent days

Mike Quinn will replace Michael McNicholas at helm of State-owned holding company for both the controversial water utility and Gas(...)

Michael Noonan said an annual levy of 1,2 or 3 per cent a year on property worth €1m or more should be enough of an incentive for land hoarders to sell. Photograph: iStock

Minister says measure will be included in the budget

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh and chairman Frank Daly at the publication of the agency’s annual report. Photograph: Maxwell

Agency expects to have earned €3 billion surplus for State by end of the decade

May Day march in Dublin protesting at Government failure on housing crisis: A survey  by the Irish League of Credit Unions  found many  living in houses that do not suit their needs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish League of Credit Unions survey reveals dissatisfaction with unsuitable dwellings

A British court has ruled that claims taken against Ryanair in the UK for compensation for delayed or cancelled flights should be heard in the Republic

Airline welcomes ruling upholding jurisdiction clause

Michael O’Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York about its full year results. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Irish airline plans to cut fares to around €38 per passenger to fill new 47 aircraft

Michael McNicholas: Ervia has been searching for a chief executive to replace him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Irish Water’s parent says recruitment process ‘nearing completion’ though not finished

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan: said Abbott contributed strongly to Irish exports

IDA-backed investment gives multinational with established Irish base room to grow

Ryanair flew 120 million passengers in the course of its financial year, up 13 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Reuters

Irish airline’s profits grew by 6 per cent last year to €1.3 billion

British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday. An IT systems failure forced BA to scrap almost 600 flights in and out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Aer Lingus took some passengers stranded by its sister carrier in IAG airline group

Taoiseach Enda Kenny opening DPD Ireland’s expanded facility at Athlone. According to State food marketing agency Bord Bia, online grocery shopping in the Republic is worth €170 million a year

Courier firm expanding into food delivery, adding frozen storage to Athlone facility

The survey found construction was particularly bullish with almost a third of such businesses planning to hire new workers over the next three months.

Businesses cautious about prospects in light of Brexit and US tax plans, study finds

A forest in Kerry. Irish specialist software developer Treemetrics has won a €1.2 million contract from the European Space Agency to provide a system for tracking tree and forest growth.

Cork-based software firm Treemetrics to provide system for European Space Agency

Fine Gael Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor: action plan aims to ensure regions get fair share of economic investment. Photograph:

Enterprise Ireland regional fund to boost large and smaller-scale initiatives

Cully & Sully,  which makes and sells chilled soups, was founded by Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen Allen, whose family run the Ballymaloe foods business.

Hain Celestial bought Cully & Sully for more than €10m in 2012

 Norwegian Air International: Irish-based airline has US Customs and Border Control approval to fly to Stewart Airport in New York State and Providence in Rhode Island. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Airline unions in States challenge giving of permission to Norwegian airline to fly to US

Kevin Toland is to leave the helm of State airports operator, DAA, for food group Aryzta in six months’ time. Photograph: Grant Pritchard

Chief leaves State airports operator in good shape

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs: “Taking the right steps could see tourism grow by 10% next year, rather than the predicted 4%.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Airline calls for more hotels and fewer airport charges

Sam McCauley started his pharmacy chain in the 1970s with one shop in Wexford. Photograph: iStock

Investment fund plans to take majority stake in well-known pharmacy chain

The sites have planning permission for 870 homes

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at a Ryanair press briefing in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Company says this is ‘worst-case scenario’ if Brexit fails to have aviation deal in place

 Former Tánaiste Mary Harney   appointed civil servant, Paul Appleby, to head the office, which was given powers to investigate and prosecute companies and directors. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Big improvement in compliance by companies since office was established in 2001

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport – further improvements would have to be paid for from airline fees. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Operator DAA has added new aircraft stands and boarding areas at airport over past year

Kevin Nowlan, chief executive of Hibernia Reit: “We are proposing to increase the dividend by 47 per cent.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Real estate investment trust boosts dividend and commits to further office developments

Munster fans during Saturday’s  Guinness Pro12 semi-final match against the Ospreys at Thomond Park. Photograph: Niall Carson

Thomond Park Stadium Company lost €1.52m in 12 months to end of June 2016

Investors have been warned to  remain vigilant as  Brexit talks will mean continued market volatility

Survey finds 80% of companies believe Brexit will change how they do business in UK

Marlet recently hired property dealer Savills to sell a number of its Dublin development sites to overseas investors before the homes themselves are completed

Company will need an estimated €2bn to build all the new homes it has planned

Staff from the European Commission and ECB spent several days this week surveying the State’s finances to ensure it can continue to repay €67.5 billion lent in the 2010 bailout.

Supply of homes remains well below estimated demand fundamentals, officials say

 Paddy Power Betfair’s chairman Gary McCann  and chief executive Breon Corcoran: will pay up to $48 million (€37 million) for Draft. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish gambling giant’s CEO Breon Corcoran says firm’s appetite in States could expand

A plane approaches to land at Fiumicino international airport in Rome. Ryanair is trialling connecting flights.

Airline offering connections on 10 initial routes through Italian capital

The US department of the treasury designated Canadian-headquartered payments processor, Pacnet, as a criminal organisation following claims that it laundered money from schemes used to dupe people out of cash.

Two Irish already removed from special designation list in money laundering investigation

Kerry Airport: the EU’s regional airports, with fewer than a million passengers a year, depend most on the UK, which provides more than 15 per cent of their business.

Route development expected to slow across EU as uncertainty over UK’s EU exit persists

Pacnet consolidated its Irish companies, all based in Shannon Airport, into one entity, Pacnet Holdings, at the beginning of this year. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Watchdog Sanctions Alert said move means those involved now cleared of wrongdoing

The DAA pointed out that if planning conditions are enforced, the airport will have to turn away significant numbers of flights and passengers during one of its busiest periods. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

New rules on airport noise to delay DAA challenge to planning conditions

The Boeing 737 Max: The US airline manufacturer said  that a possible flaw in an engine part had come to light during an inspection at its suppliers. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images

Boeing halts flights of 737 Max, but Norwegian’s Irish-US service to go ahead, says airline

Nama at the Treasury Building: a Nama spokesman said it had written to the Dáil committee regarding the Prague deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

James Woolf claims his company, Flow East, was excluded from the €83m sale

Dalata: Pat McCann got a €470,000 bonus in 2016, just €5,000 less than his basic salary. Deputy chief executives Stephen McNally and Dermot Crowley both received €254,000 extra.

‘Short-term cash bonuses of 100% of salary far too high,’ says David McCabe

The company said it made a profit on 19 of the 28 races at Cheltenham, compared with just 11 last year. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Move comes after rise in Betfair revenues and profits in first quarter of the year

Ryanair gained 1.14 per cent to €16.19 as International Airlines Group (IAG) – owner of its rival Aer Lingus – reported better than expected first quarter earnings. File photograph: Stephanine Lecocq/EPA

Markets also aided by optimism about weekend’s French presidential election

Dublin Airport catered for a record 28 million passengers last year, says DAA chief executive Kevin Toland

Dublin Airport is beginning work on a new runway which, at an estimated cost of €320 million, is the biggest project that DAA has (...)

DAA International is  division of the State company offering consultancy and management services

State airport company’s retail arm ARI on expansion trail with Indonesia in sights

Aviation unions and competitors opposed Norwegian’s licence application claiming that its parent registered the airline in the Republic to skirt labour protections.

Airline workers demand Washington overturn decision to allow Norwegian to fly

The 73m structure will be Dublin’s tallest office building.

The Exo is set to be built in Point Square over two years

Airlines for Europe managing director Thomas Reynaert said proposals to limit cancellations and delays caused by air-traffic control strikes in Europe are pragmatic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

French plan would require several days’ notice to government of intention to strike

Awas expanded its Boeing Dreamliner fleet in 2016 with its first 787 delivery to  Ethiopian Airlines. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Purchase will create $14 billion aircraft leasing business

Michael Noonan: said the ISIF was considering  other investment opportunities for the  €268 million remaining in the fund.  Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Irish Strategic Investment Fund loan drawn from €335m pot raised by sale of Aer Lingus

 Applegreen has been confirmed as the successful bidder for Topaz’s stake in the Dublin Port fuel terminal, whose other shareholder is Texaco Ireland owner, Valero. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Competition commission ordered Topaz to sell its 50 per cent share as a condition of buying Esso Ireland

Renewable energy producers are compensated when the wholesale price of electricity falls below the tariff guaranteed to them under the Refit scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Scheme means renewables investors face no risk from movements in wholesale price

Fastway delivers  through a franchised network of about 300 drivers around the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

Firm delivers for Littlewoods, Boohoo and Missguided and other organisations

 TK Maxx and Howards Storage World at The Park, Carrickmines

Park Developments is selling four office blocks at south Dublin location for €41m

PandaGreen, part of the Panda Waste Group, is buying Bioverda from US fund Cerberus for a reported €12 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Waste company gets approval to buy energy business from US fund Cerberus

  Ecocem’s US arm and Vallejo Marine Terminal, whose application for permission to build a deepwater berth to service the mill was also refused, are challenging the commission’s ruling. Photograph: Eric Luke

US subsidiary of Irish cement maker refused permission on environmental grounds

Citypost plans to use An Post’s network to handle some items.

Junk mail distributor Citypost launches a collection and delivery service for businesses

Avolon said its fleet of owned and managed aircraft stood at 565, more than twice the 223 it had a year ago. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Irish-based, Chinese-owned lessor is now the world’s third-biggest aviation financier

A Cityjet aircraft

Dublin-based regional carrier is recruiting for crew to be based in the Estonian capital

Norwegian Air will begin flying from Cork to Providence, Rhode Island, this summer. Photograph: iStock

Traffic expected to rise 5% as Norwegian Air’s transatlantic flights to begin in summer

Sean Mulryan’s Forget The Past, running at Leopardstown Photograph: Eric Luke

Sean Mulryan’s company to sponsor headline contest at Punchestown

Flynn used his company Benray to buy a stake in Blackrock Clinic in 2006. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Larry Goodman’s firm recently won court battle with builder over control of hospital

 French shares dropped after recent polls showed far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon gaining momentum. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

European stocks ended a four-day advance, while French shares dropped after recent polls showed far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenc(...)

Local groups along the interconnector’s route oppose its construction on environmental and health grounds. Photograph: David Sleator

New network between North and South could also help secure power supplies, says report

CWSI has secured a deal with one of the UK’s four national mobile network, O2, Three, EE and Vodafone, to provide it with security and data protection. Photograph: Alan Betson

Security systems firm currently provides services to Ryanair and Paddy Power Betfair

 Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle, which will fly from Ireland to the  US in July. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Norwegian Air Shuttle intends to base 10 Boeing 737s in Argentina by end of the year

New orders drove the sharpest increase in building for five months in March, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index shows. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employment in building industry up 40% in first quarter of year, according to

The Republic has recently established a National Cyber Security Centre.

APT10 group targeted businesses that manage IT services for large numbers of clients

Norwegian Air confirmed it now has an agreement with Ryanair enabling the airlines to transfer passengers between each other’s flights. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Proposed route hinges on fuel consumption of new Boeing aircraft, airline says

Traders on the floor of the NYSE on Friday. Financial markets were initially spooked by US missile strikes against Syria. Photograph: Bloomberg

US missile strike on Syria the dominant factor in the markets

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker  plans to launch a Dublin to Doha service in June.

Interview: Ahead of the launch of Qatar's Dublin-Doha route, Akbar Al Baker is in bullish mood

Chief executive of Qatar Airways Akbar al-Baker June, says measures such as the laptop ban are not necessarily “what the travelling public wants”.

Akbar al-Baker says US and UK laptop ban may have undesired impact

Norwegian Air  will begin flying to the US east coast from Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

Explorer to be a ‘tailfin hero’ on transatlantic aircraft from Ireland

The construction industry should be worth just under €17 billion to the Republic in 2017 and employ about 140,000 people, according to Linesight

Linesight study finds building industry grew 18% and is set to grow by further 15% in 2017

The ESB’s unit said that it had helped 50 Irish and British companies to cut €20 million from their bills over the last year. Photograph: iStockphoto

Smart Energy Services helping DAA, Druid’s Glen, CHQ and Tesco to cut energy bills

A Construction Industry Federation (CIF) submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight warns shortfalls in State spending on roads, housebuilding and other services threaten future growth. Photograph: Frank Miller

Construction Industry Federation urges Government to seek money from Europe

Healthcare was the only sector in the black as Wall Street began to regain ground following a rough start on Monday. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Reuters

Construction and mining stocks lose out and Dow heads for its eighth day of losses

A ship is unloaded at Ecocem’s plant in the Dublin docks. Ecocem’s US subsidiary, Orcem Americas, was refused  permission to build a grinding mill on the waterfront at Vallejo in California. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish ‘green’ cement group claims planning body’s judgments ‘subjective and arbitrary ’

Developer Garrett Kelleher: described issuing of warrant as “surreal” and said an appeal against it was under way. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Garrett Kelleher to appeal ‘surreal’ warrant issued over alleged contempt misdemeanour

Donald Trump: Questions over the US president’s ability to get legislators to support tax cuts weighed on markets on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Top flight index winning streak ends as the pound surges to a three-week high

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