It has become increasingly easy to shop around for treatment thanks to dentists displaying their prices not just in their practices but also online

Dentists have responded to cuts in dental cover by offering more competitive rates and treatment plans

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Chief executive Stephen Kavanagh moves to dispel concerns over terms

After years of pay-cuts employers are again looking to sweeten the deal they offer their staff.

Survey points to growing confidence among employers with pay rises, bonuses and counter offers back on the agenda

Increased demand for gas and tension between Ukraine and Russia saw gas prices rise by 9 per cent in February. (Photograph: Getty)

Despite February hike average prices are still down 27% on an annual basis

Woodies DIY owner Grafton said that the acquisition of TG Lynes  further strengthens the group’s platform for future growth in this target sector and will be earnings enhancing from completion.  (Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times)

Woodies DIY owner says deal will enhance group’s growth potential in mechanical engineering merchanting

Andrew Langford, FBD group chief executive. FBD Hotels and Resorts has sold the Temple Bar Hotel to the Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group for an undisclosed fee. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Pyramid Hotel Group purchases ‘highly profitable’ three-star hotel from FBD

Study shows share price link to workforce

Central Bank economist Yvonne McCarthy: ‘People in fragile employment have a 5 per cent higher probability of being in distress with their mortgage relative to people in secure employment.’

About 20% of people in arrears previously unemployed, says economist

Jim Travers, chairman and chief executive officer of Fleetmatics, said that 2014 was a year of “tremendous progress”. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

GPS-based fleet management systems providers says 2014 was a year of ‘tremendous progress’

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