Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland’s biggest mobile operator sees Irish mobile subscribers fall by 34,000 in second quarter

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Economics spokesman for Merkel’s party says ESM is ‘only for an emergency’

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard: “Advanced economies are still confronted with high levels of public and private debt, which act as brakes on the recovery.”  Photograph: EPA/Alex Cruz

Fund reflects world rattled by geopolitical risks that have arisen since April

Castleforbes House , Mayor street , Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Report suggests high rate of return confirms market recovery ‘now firmly established’

Up to 10,000 mortgages are now controlled by unregulated financial entities

New figures from Central Statistics Office underscore importance of sectors to Irish economy.

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Stocks fell sharply, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10th  on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Crash revives investors’ fears over tensions between Ukraine and Russia

The latest figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows that Lidl’s share of the market jumped by 22 per cent to 8 per cent in the 12 weeks to the end of April this year.

Discount retailer to offer customers range of Bordeaux classics like Pomerol and St Emillion

Interest-only mortgages were more likely to be issued to buy-to-let borrowers in Dublin, the Central Bank said.

High number of interest-only loans to revert to full repayments

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