Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group recorded higher revenues but lower operating profits in the first half of the year.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Ferries owner said fuel costs rose by €2.5 million to €26.4 million in first-half

Irish households pay 24 per cent of their income in taxes, both direct and indirect, according to new research from the Nevin Institute. Photo: Bloomberg

Report suggests poorer households are disproportionately hit by indirect taxes, like VAT

INM group CEO Vincent Crowley. INM has reported  an operating profit of €15.9 million for the first six months of the year. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Media group reports 30 per cent rise in digital advertising revenue to €3.9 million

Willis Ireland chief executive Brian Curtis   and IFG group director Gary Owens. IFG has agreed to sell its Irish pension administration and advisory businesses to Willis Ireland.

Financial services group posts revenues of £34.1 million for the first half of the year

Chiquita and Fyffes, which in March announced a planned merger, say they have identified an additional $20 million of synergies. Photographer: Bloomberg

Separate efficiency initiatives expected to reduce Chiquita’s costs by $14m to $16m

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill. The Irish mining company  has reported an operating loss of $17.9 million for the six months to June-end. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Mining group says flat revenues were due to lower prices and weak market conditions

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has reported a strong performance in the first half of the year with revenue rising 11 per cent to £1.01 billion. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Building materials group improving trading conditions in Ireland and the UK

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave said the Pitch start-up competition is going to be bigger and of a higher quality than ever this year with 200 finalists pitching this November.

Technology conference signs sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola for Pitch competition

Providence Resources chairman Dr Brian Hillery (left) and chief executive Tony O’Reilly at the exploration company’s annual general meeting in Dublin today. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Exploration firm reports presence of potentail residual oil at Dunquin North well

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