One of Punch’s biggest sellers is colour catcher, designed to prevent dye running in clothes washes.

Manufacturer shortly to become part of German giant Henkel

C&C results showed falls in profitability in its US and British businesses, sparking a selloff that knocked 8.6 per cent off its value. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Early losses reversed after report shows US economic growth beating forecasts

Durkan Holdings executive chairman Daniel Durkan: “Operating margins remain at around 2 per cent with cash continuing to be managed closely.”

Fall blamed on loss-making contracts now completed

CityJet is to increase its flights from Dublin to London City Airport by 25 per cent.

New owners want to re-establish business as an independent operator

Ireland’s postal zones and street linguistics give some places seven addresses. A new method changes this

Peter Collins, managing director of  Kennedy Wilson’s European business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Real estate fund is one of the more active purchasers of property in the Republic

The SCSI is calling for a “built to rent” scheme Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Society of Chartered Surveyors says current rental inflation is unsustainable

Avolon chief executive Domhnall Slattery. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Dublin-based aircraft lease company’s revenues rise 33 per cent

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy:  assessment  found that non-commercial State bodies are following rules laid down for audit committees in 2009 code of practice. Photograph: Frank Miller

Report from the Government’s financial watchdog recommends using formal procedures to avoid conflicts of interest

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