Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Late afternoon sell-off sees Bank of Ireland shares fall more than 4%

The study  showed that the “hot beverage category”, covering coffee chains and garage forecourt hot drinks sales, rose by close to 8 per cent. Photograph: Getty

Sales of coffees thought to be indicator of better labour market

 Bord na Mona CEO Gabriel D’Arcy (left) and chairman John Horgan at the release of the annual report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposed project involves flooding peat bog to help deal with city’s shortages

RTE is seeking a High Court injunction that would affect UPC’s launch of the “television anywhere” service in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

UPC’s Go to allow streaming TV channels to portable devices outside the home

Dermot Desmond offloaded two million shares in Canadian-listed Mountain Province Diamonds. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Deal reduces Desmond’s Mountain Province Diamonds 21.43%

Subscribers realise they can avoid call charges by using internet telephony services on their mobiles at cheaper data rates, which is starting to hollow out the call revenues of mobile providers such as Denis O’Brien’s Digicel

Digicel has blocked access to VoIP companies

John Teeling: veteran warhorse of the Irish exploration industry. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Petrel Resources and Clontarf Energy believed they were awarded a licence . . .

 Michael McNicholas: genial sort

Hardy veteran of the private and public sector will need all of his diplomatic skills to get Irish Water off the ground

Kate Robertson: chairman of French advertising giant Havas

This year’s event could have quite a Latin feel

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