Davy Stockbrokers forecasting ebitda of €303.6m for paper and packaging group

Google’s parent company Alphabet has results out after the close on Thursday, with analysts forecasting the company report earnings of $8.06 per share for the current fiscal quarter, an increase of 15 per cent. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Apple, Twitter, Google and Facebook have results out this week

Ryanair: results due out on Monday with an egm on Wednesday

A slew of results from tech giants like Apple coincide with figures from Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa

Irish consumer sentiment weakened in the second quarter, says KBC Bank and ESRI

Turnover in manufacturing multinationals decreased by 7.3 per cent in 2014 to under €30 billion, though employment in this sector rose by 5.2 per cent to almost 131,000 people.

CSO figures show turnover among Irish firms abroad fell 2.7 per cent to €99.3bn

PMU deputy chief executive Alain Resplandy-Bernard and Onionsack founder and chief executive Jonathan Power

Irish software company to provide SMS text betting to gaming and betting operator PMU

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said Ireland can afford to pay an additional €280 million to the European Union’s budget.

Republic must contribute additional payment due to upward revision GDP growth

Soft drinks maker Britvic has reported third quarter group revenues of £346.3 million, up 5.3 per cent on last year.

Strong performances by Ballygowan, MiWadi drive Britvic Ireland revenues to £33.6m

Work on a new successor policy to the Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy is to be accelerated, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan has said.

Export Trade Council convened to discuss steps following Brexit referendum

‘House of Cards’: Netflix is due to report results on Monday

Highlights include earnings from e-commerce giant eBay and a meeting of the ECB’s governing council

Mark Carney: the Bank of England governor is not a fan of the ECB’s negative interest rates. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Mark Carney has left interest rates unchanged, easing pressure on the European bank

Analysts predict eBay earnings for the current quarter, which are due out this week, to come in between $0.40 and $0.44

Online auction platform and payment-processing leader both due to post results

The Pokemon Go app, has been downloaded more times in a week than the dating app Tinder has in its four years of existence, with Nintendo having to pause the game’s global roll-out, in order to boost server capacity.

Game downloaded more times in a week than dating app Tinder has in its four years

Ireland has topped the rankings for innovation among small and medium sized businesses, according to a new EU Commission scoreboard published today.

European Commission scoreboard finds EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US

Irish consumers spent €4.2 billion using their debit cards in May, according to new figures from the Central Bank.

Figures show Irish consumers spent €307m abroad using debit cards in May

Analysts forecast US aluminium producer will report year-over-year decline

Galway International Arts Festival: Ulster Bank and Dogpatch Labs are to develop digital tools for the festival. photograph: joe o’shaughnessy Galway International Arts Festival: Ulster Bank and Dogpatch Labs are to develop digital tools for the festival.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dogpatch Labs will develop digital tools to support the festival and its attendees

Intel: Results out on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters  Intel: results out on Wednesday. Photograph: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Irish and euro zone inlation rates; British rates decision; results from Alcoa, Citigroup and Delta

Michael O’Dwyer of SwiftComply pitching at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin. The Irish start-up  has won a place on the prestigious Techstars accelerator programme in London. Photograph: Ralf Rühmeier

Dublin-based company opens €1 million investment round to fund US expansion

Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems (NCPS), the State’s largest parking services business, increased turnover by €2.8 million to €15.06 million last year.

Company paid €475,000 to landlords last year to surrender the lease on head office

Volkswagen was the most popular make of new car licensed in the first half of 2016, with 10.9 per cent market share.

Volkswagen was the most popular make of new car licensed with 10.9% market share

US ratings agency Moody’s has lowered growth forecasts for the UK and euro zone citing diminished confidence in the wake of the Brexit vote.

US ratings agency said Brexit vote will likely result in a shock to confidence

Dundrum Town Centre has 120 shops, 38 restaurants, a 12-screen cinema as well as 3,400 car park spaces

Company will also take over direction of the Ilac Centre and Pavilions Shopping Centre

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon said female-led enterprises accounted for just 7 per cent of new start-ups in 2011. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland join forces for ‘Fuelling Ambition’ initiative

The Techies 4 Temple Street 2015 champions Corvil (aka The Core Villains) get training for this year’s tech treasure trail. Photograph: Andres Poveda

More than 160 teams from Dublin’s tech industry to compete in treasure trail

Pepsi reports its results on Thursday.

OneView results; consumer stats; unemployment rate; GDP

Job searches from EU residents looking at working in Ireland were 216 per cent higher in the wake of the Brexit result.

Brexit result led to a 250% spike in searches for jobs in Ireland by worried UK residents

Met Eireann head of forecasting Gerald Fleming and Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan will be addressing the Our Ocean Wealth conference.

The theme of the conference is ‘Into the blue – innovating for our marine future’

Inspirefest speakers include Dr Nora Khaldi, who  founded Nuritas to mine the genetic data of plants with the aim of discovering new food components to help prevent, manage and treat disease in future.

Topics to include convergence of arts and technology and rapidly evolving world of work

Irish retail sales figures are due on Tuesday

Irish retail sales; German inflation rate; Irish GDP growth

Next Generation founder and chief executive Linda Davis: said a talent shortage is driving salaries up in Ireland.

Expansion in Dublin and Krakow intended to win bigger client accounts in Europe

Full-year losses narrowed at Irish oil and gas explorer, PetroNeft Resources, narrowed to $7.67 million in the 12 months to the end of December 2015.

Dublin-headquartered oil and gas company posts pretax loss of $7.67 million for 2015

FedEx: results out on Tuesday

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 Facebook:  people are beginning to worry about the effect of Facebook’s preference for native video content and instant articles on the engagement level of their outbound links. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Awards have 21 finalists across seven categories

Business lobby group Ibec has said a UK exit would send Ireland, Britain and Europe into uncharted and treacherous waters. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Recent polls show momentum has swung to the Leave campaign

Microfinance Ireland, a not-for-profit lender established by the Government to provide additional lending to small businesses, is to reduce its interest rates by 1 per cent on new loans.

Lender established by Government to help small businesses to offer 6.8% APR

 Pictured  with 4 day old baby Molly, are Enterprise Equity partner Frank Walsh, Partner,  SOSventures European Investment Partner Bill Liao, Metabolomic Diagnostics chief executive Charles Garvey and Prof. Louise Kenny, consultant obstetrician and director of the INFANT Centre.

Biotech company will use funding to help complete screening test for pre-eclampsia

Industry lobby group, the National Offshore Wind Association, has said Ireland needs to develop 3000 MW of offshore wind if it is to reach its EU energy targets.

National Offshore Wind Association maintains State has to develop further to meet EU targets

National Construction Summit: starts Wednesday in the RDS, Dublin 4. Photograph:  REUTERS/Kham

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Mary Mitchell O’Connor: launched a public consultation on a report on laws protecting employees. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Friday is the last day for submissions relating to the review of laws protecting employees

Pictured at the launch of CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2016 was young coder Lexi Schoener from Monkstown, Co Dublin with Lightron the robot. The fifth annual CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards takes place at the RDS on Saturday, June 18th. Photograph: Conor McCabe

More than 10,000 people are expected to descend on the RDS this Saturday

Artfetch chief executive Katie Souros: “Joining a larger company within an extensive market gives us the opportunity to really further the Artfetch goal of making art-buying easy and accessible.”

Artfetch is a curated ecommerce platform that sells the work of over 70 artists

The average age of the first-time buyer in Ireland has risen by five years to 34 over the past decade, according to Real Estate Alliance (REA).

Buyers in their 20s and early 30s absent from the market for properties over €160k

Porsche: results out on Tuesday

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Dave McClure of 500 Startups: will speak at AngelSummit in Dublin

Irish start-ups will have the opportunity to meet investors from Ireland, Europe and the US

Dave McGeady of Wyldsson, one of the finalists in this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The overall winner will receive €10,000 to invest in their business

Technology, manufacturing, food, online and energy firms dominate this year

The level of people who felt it was a good time to save fell in May to its lowest point since December 2015. Photo: Bloomberg

Level of people who felt it was a good time to save fell in May to lowest point since 2015

“We are not in the car industry . . . we are in the tourism industry,” says Sixt Ireland managing director Bernard Loughran (far right).

MD ascended to GE management before bringing his experience back home

The delivery tower at  Volkswagen in Wolfsburg: VW’s results are out on Tuesday. Photograph: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

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Leslie Codd, marketing manager Codd Mushrooms, Willie O’Byrne, managing Director BWG Foods, Philip Morrow, managing director PRM Group, and Leo Crawford,  CEO BWG Group

Indigenous and multinational producers will be able to pitch their wares at major event

Olly Sewell, SMB Partner Management Team, Facebook.

Major technology event in Dublin brings together Irish start-ups and multinationals

The government should commit to selling at least 50 per cent of the state’s holding in AIB by 2019, Fine Gael Dublin MEP  Brian Hayes has said.

Brian Hayes says government should make commitment ro reduce state’s holding in AIB

Ulster Bank has announced 124 redundancies nationwide as part of a major restructure of its retail branch network.

Bank says redundancies are part of a major restructure of its retail branch network

Hostelworld has said trading over the second quarter has been below expectations as a result of weaker demand in Europe in the aftermath of the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Company says bookings slowed in the aftermath of the Paris and Brussels attacks

Revenues at agri-services group Origin Enterprises fell by 1 per cent to €555.5 million in the three months to the end of April.

Agri-services group said trading conditions in Poland were ‘extremely challenging’

GameStop: results are out on Thursday

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Louise Phelan of PayPal: to speak at Tech Connect Live event taking place in the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tech Connect Live takes place in the RDS with more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors and media expected to attend

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Airline raises passenger traffic forecast to 106m, from target of 100m in February

Irish petrol forecourt firm Applegreen has reported a “positive start” to 2016, with higher trading volumes in all categories.

Irish firm opened three new filling stations and two new service areas since 2015

Northern expansion: Deloitte is to create 300 jobs in Northern Ireland as part of an ongoing investment programme that is expected to grow its local workforce to 1,000 by 2020. Photograph: Getty

Deloitte and Saleforce also hiring as demand for skilled labour spreads beyond Dublin

Burberry: results out on Wednesday

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Mark Redmond of American Chamber which is behind the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Awards are a joint initiative between the American Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Irish Academy

Leading the way: Paul O’Connell gives players a pep talk during a recent rugby international. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Former Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell to share his leadership secrets

Brewers: Jason Carroll (second from left), with Peter Simpson, Fedora Heavey and Aisling Ryan at Guinness’s experimental Open Gate Brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

A background in music production paved the way for one brewer

 Manchester United captain  Wayne Rooney: the club’s results are due out on Thursday.  Photograph: Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

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3XE Digital  conference director Adrian Hopkins and Ross Sheil, head of mobile (EMEA) at Twitter.

Data Solutions survey finds 20% of Irish businesses have been targeted by hackers

In a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) survey a third of respondents said the single biggest barrier to more effective decision making is co-ordination problems caused by organisational silos and bureaucracy. Photograph: Jamie Grill/Iconica/Getty

Information overload, bureaucracy and lack of trust cited in poor decisions

The ChangeX team: Paul Watson, Paul O’Hara, Niamh McKenna, Daniel Paul and Julia Hildebrand.

New investors include MyFitnessPal chief executive Mike Lee and Enterprise Ireland

Ferrari: results are out today

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Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association: will speak about trade relations between the UK, Ireland and the EU. Photograph: Paul Sherwood.

Sales turnover figure highest since statistics first collated by ABFA in 2002

Pfizer: company executives faced sharp criticism from shareholders at the agm last week in relation to the failed Allergan merger. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Analysts’ consensus range for Pfizer is $0.52-$0.58 for earnings per share

 First Citizen Finance has won approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to agri-business SMEs. Photo: Bloomberg

Company to distribute €50m in loans to agri-businesses for machinery

Cairn said the six Dublin sites acquired amount to 164.5 acres of land. Image: Thinkstock

Irish housebuilder to begin construction on Griffith Avenue site in Dublin shortly

Food retailer and wholesaler Musgrave has bounced back into profit, following losses of €9.6 million in 2014.

Food retailer and wholesaler recorded revenues of €4.4 billion last year

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the announcement by Kellton Tech that it is establishing its EMEA HQ in Drogheda,  is a major boost for the North East and for regional plans generally. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The irish Times

Global IT company to establish EMEA headquarters in Co Louth

Rapseed plants in  fields in Gloucestershire, England. Origin Enterprises has reported “disappointing” trading for the third quarter, with the group achieving lower revenues across its markets in Ireland, the UK and Poland.

Agri-services group said bad weather in March and April led to increased crop losses

 Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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Dublin Tech Summit organiser Ben English: “We want to build a positive international message out of the tech summit.”

Organiser wants to ensure capital remains focal point following Web Summit departure

Testing the Gear VR (virtual reality) headsets, manufactured by Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Croke Park conference will focus on AR and VR applications for digital communications

Volkswagen lost 1.3 per cent, paring a drop of as much as 6.1 per cent, after more than doubling the provisions toward payments in its cheating scandal. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images

Highs earlier in the week wound back on disappointing US earnings and motor rout

McDonald’s results ard due out on Friday. Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty
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John Moran: addressing business leaders on whether Ireland needs another economic hub to balance Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin Chamber of Commerce talks consider long-term vision for Dublin region

“Defining an integrated data technology and analytics strategy is a critical business driver to delivering newer and faster insights into the critical information which really matters”

Many security professionals do not know what they are trying to protect – survey

Collins McNicholas managing director Niall Murray. The recruitment  firm reported a 20 per cent rise in job vacancies registered with the company in the first three months of 2016.

Recruitment firm says number of candidates registering has increased by 26 per cent

Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, opened its first store in Italy today.

Dublin-headquartered retailer will employ 400 members of staff at first Italian store

Tesco: its results are out on Wednesday.  Photograph: EPA/WILL OLIVER
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President Michael D Higgins: to give the opening address at the Engineers Ireland annual conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conference to address sector’s support for sustainable economic recovery

Peter Sandys, managing partner at Seroba Life Sciences, and Aidan Meagher, head of life sciences at EY: “It is essential that we continue to nurture high potential start-ups and give them the opportunity to grow their business”

Venture capital firms with more than €13bn in funds will seek investment opportunities

Pamela Newenham:  Consisting of an intense programme of pitching workshops, mentoring sessions and talks with investors, lawyers, journalists, experts and entrepreneurs, Blackbox Connect aims to give participants access to the knowledge and resources of Silicon Valley

Blackbox Connect, a Silicon Valley immersion course, aims to level playing field for foreign entrepreneurs

Waterford Institute of Technology: the extension to WIT’s Carriganore campus will enable the institute to double its capacity to support technology start-ups in the southeast region. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Waterford Institute of Technology secures €2.5 million funding to expand ArcLabs

The outlook for the global economy remains uncertain, and 2016 will be a no less challenging year for the ECB, Mario Draghi said in the bank’s annual report today.

ECB president says there are questions about Europe’s ability to withstand new shocks

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said the IDA’s growth markets division is actively targeting a number of companies in Australia and this investment win will assist in IDA’s marketing efforts there. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New positions will be in operations, multi-lingual sales, marketing and support

Out Friday: figures for Irish industrial production (March). photograph: ina fassbender/reuters

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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland chief executive Darren Ryan said social entrepreneurs can bring about real change in society, just as entrepreneurs can drive change in business.

Previous recipients include CoderDojo, FoodCloud, Pieta House and Smartvote

Digital economy: “Of the estimated €6 billion spent online annually by Irish consumers, 60 to 70 per cent goes overseas.”

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend DigiCon in Cork this week

Zeto software has been deployed across Lidl’s 182 Irish stores.

Software firm has recently secured major contract with discount retailer Lidl

The examinership process saved 138 jobs at troubled SMEs in the first quarter of this year, a decline of 63 per cent on the same quarter last year.

Examinership process saved 138 jobs at troubled SMEs, a decline of 63 per cent

Fyffes has acquired Canadian mushroom producer Highline Produce for CAD$145 million (€97.7 million).

Shares rise after purchase of Canadian mushroom producer

The Central Bank says consumers must be provided with a clear explanation of the advice being given. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Watchdog wants to ensure process is more positive and focused on the consumer

Fiona Muldoon: FBD chief executive  received a salary of €360,000, pension contributions of €60,000 and benefits of €29,000.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former chief Andrew Langford got €594,000 pay package last year, report shows

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