Consumer prices rose again in March. Photograph: Eric Luke

Education, alcohol and tobacco among drivers behind increase, CSO says

Former Zynga executive Marcus Segal addresses the Smart People Smart Economy conference at the US Embassy. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

US Embassy event also told education system must be tilted towards entrepreneurship

Marfrig, which supplies McDonald’s and Burger King, is facing investor pressure to cut its debt ratios and speed up expansion.

Brazilian parent Marfrig examines selling stake to pay down debt

Petrol fell by 4.9 per cent annually, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cheaper petrol, food and clothes behind the drop in consumer prices

Ballybunion Golf Club, one of the member-owned clubs that could benefit from repayments of VAT on green fees charged to non members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Claims can be made for the past four years following European Court of Justice decision

The Central Bank’s director of consumer protection, Bernard Sheridan, acknowledged yesterday that PPI can be a suitable product in certain circumstances, but he said consumers should approach the purchase of a policy with their “eyes open”.

Over half PPI policies sold with mortgages and other products fail review

Ben Bernanke: described European response as “striking”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Transcripts show US policymakers’ view that ECB slow to appreciate scale of problem

Alf-Helge Aarskog sums up Marine Harvest’s business as “growing salmon, selling salmon”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Marine Harvest chief Alf-Helge Aarskog is hoping his company will benefit from plans for new salmon-farming licences

Vodafone climbed 3.7 per cent yesterday after reporting a smaller drop in service revenue than analysts had predicted. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Iseq closes 1.49% higher, with Bank of Ireland again the busiest stock

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