There was a minor sell-off in Ryanair, which was down about 1% on the day ahead of earnings results  Tuesday

Quiet day on the markets due to holidays in the UK and US

 Seán FitzPatrick with his daughter Sarah talking to the media while leaving the courts today. He was acquitted yesterday on all charges after a ruling from a judge on day 126 of the trial. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Business Week: Housing crisis, Setanta Insurance, Ryanair and Budget 2018

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund director Eugene O’Callaghan: fund is “acting as a major catalyst” for stimulating private sector investment in Irish businesses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fund and co-investors have now committed €8.1bn to investments in the Republic

The appointment of KPMG will be recommended to stockholders for approval at the 2018 annual general meeting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

EU rules require large businesses to hire new auditors at 10- to 24 year intervals

Company said there would be no “foreseeable impact” on operations elsewhere arising from the development

Asset manager insists no jobs will be lost in London arising from decision

Dr Michael Somers succeeds Des Lamont following the completion of Mr Lamont’s two-year term leading the board. Photograph: Eric Luke

AIB deputy chairman will take up position for two-year term

On average, 64 per cent of students across the OECD earn money from some formal or informal activity. Photograph: Getty Images/BananaStock RF

OECD study evaluated the knowledge of teenagers around money matters

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán Fitzpatrick (68).

Former banker has been in out of the courts for almost a decade

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investors looked to Donald Trump’s first full budget plan, which calls for an increase in military and infrastructure spending but also a raft of politically sensitive cuts, including to healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor.

Stock at Greencore traded up about 7 per cent for the day following strong results

Ryanair’s share price was more than €17 at one stage as a Davy analyst said it flirted with all-time highs. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The pound fell following polls that showed Theresa May’s Conservatives losing ground

The Kilkenny-based food group is to sell off a controlling stake in its dairy business to Glanbia Co-op, its largest shareholder. The deal will see Glanbia Co-op pay €112m   to Glanbia plc for a 60%  shareholding in its Dairy Ireland division

Deal will help pay for 60% shareholding in Glanbia’s Dairy Ireland division

Cyber attack: As it turned out, confirmed cases in Ireland were very limited – this time. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Business Week: Bankers planned moves to Dublin; and BoI appointed a female chief

Over the course of the year, VHI paid €1.34 billion to cover the healthcare needs of its members

Private health insurer published its full year results for 2016 on Friday

Martin Shanahan, chief executive of the IDA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Separately, 30 new jobs in Galway at e-learning platform Alison

A lock screen from a cyber attack warns that data files have been encrypted. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

‘One country lost 60 per cent of its GP records. That’s terrifying,’ says tech chief

The Irish League of Credit Unions has said that such incidents “remain isolated”

Sector says beefed-up regulations mean more malpractice is being exposed

Prof Mike Hinchey, director, Lero,  the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

Research by Irish Software Research Centre follows global WannaCry attack

Gardaí are investigating after a case of fraud was discovered at a credit union in Co Cork

Staff member dismissed after funds misappropriated

Manchester United chief operating officer Michael Bolingbroke with owners Joel and Avram Glazer

Club’s quarterly results show commercial exploits offsetting Champions League loss

More apprentices needed as construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020

Number of apprentices ‘must double by 2020’ or the State will need foreign builders

David Duffy: joined CYBG as chief executive from AIB in June 2015

Chief executive David Duffy says it delivered ahead of market growth on mortgages

Bank of England governor Mark Carney waits to board a Ryanair flight from Stansted airport last week. The airline’s shares closed 2.5 per cent up in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  William Schomberg/Reuters

Election victory for Angela Merkel in Germany pushes DAX to record high

WannaCry  ransomware: thousands of computers in over 100 countries  have been infected since May 12th. Photograph: EPA

Internet security experts warn firms to be wary of ‘indiscriminate’ ransomware

Cliffs of Moher: not as exposed to the British market as the eastern seaboard

UK visitors are down but many spots saying they have yet to feel too much of a hit

A report by this week lifted found the average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Business Week: AIB, growth forecasts, jobs and public-service pay

US retail sales rose 0.4 per cent last month after a 0.1 per cent increase in the previous month. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Sales rose in nine of 13 major retail categories

The bank said fraudsters are “increasingly using legitimate firms’ details to add an air of legitimacy to their fraud”.

Zanta Ventures has been operating in the State without appropriate authorisation

Joe McGinley, chief executive of  Iconic Offices and Kevin Nolan,  chief executive Hibernia Reit: Hibernia said on Friday the partnership with Iconic Offices had commenced trading in April.

Following these latest lease agreements, about 75% of the 73,000sq ft building is full

A large crowd queues outside  an apartment block on Northumberland Road ahead of a viewing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Agenda: As the rental crisis worsens, the people expected to solve it have their say

Stock was up 5%  at Permanent TSB following a trading statement that reported strong lending

Ryanair shares fall as crude oil prices climb above $50 mark

At least 300 Irish citizens have signed an online petition calling for the French and European Union authorities to intervene and “effectively regulate” the sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

Consumer watchdog investigating allegations in relation to investment properties

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis rejected suggestions the UK will foot a €100 billion bill for leaving the EU. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Business Week: Dublin v Frankfurt; mortgage approvals rise; exchequer returns fall

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: said it was a “record performance” in the first quarter

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says quarter is usually the company’s weakest

Nine in 10 Irish senior executives see potential trade barriers on Irish exports as the biggest Brexit-associated risk. Photograph: iStockphoto

Survey of senior executives finds strong optimism that Brexit will be good for Ireland

Turnover at Lakeland Dairies  increased from €588 million in 2015 to €601 million last year.

Dairy processor saw turnover increase from €588m in 2015 to €601m last year

Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland. “We live in uncertain times, and Brexit will prove a challenge for many regional enterprises”

Enterprise Ireland chief executive urges businesses not to wait until Brexit is official

Shire acquired Baxalta, which was a US rival, in a so-called mega-merger worth about $32 billion last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Firm planning to create 150 new jobs in State reports product sales up 110% to $3.4bn

Albert Manifold, chief executive of  CRH, defended his €10m pay package at the company’s agm. Picture Gary O’ Neill

Business Week: eventful week for AIB, tax consolidation in the EU, and company results

Minister for Health Simon Harris said sites in Dublin’s north docklands and near Dublin Airport had been identified as suitable for the European Medicines Agency.

Minister suggests two ‘world class’ office spaces if facility chooses Dublin post-Brexit

Excluding motor trades, there was an annual increase of 3.5 per cent in the value, and a monthly increase of 0.3 per cent

Davy expects total consumer spending to grow by at least 3% in real terms in 2017

Chilean ambassador to Ireland Leonel Searle with Joe Purcell from Mincon and John Power, the director general of  Engineers Ireland. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Clare-based Mincon says revenue increase driven by sales volumes across all regions

Danske: Total income amounted to €1.7 billion, up 10 per cent from €1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2016, with increases in most income lines

In Northern Ireland, Danske’s profit before tax decreased 22%

Ryanair said it would pursue a “full refund” of the funds it has paid in “double taxes” to the French state

European Court of Justice says Irish A1 certificates must be accepted by all EU states

Bann Road solar farm: facility will produce enough clean energy from the sun to offset nearly a million tonnes of CO2.

Deal with BayWare to run 15 years and use 194-acre facility at Rasharkin, Co Antrim

Dublin Airport:  managing director Vincent Harrison said extra routes and seats would boost tourism throughout Ireland.

Qatar Airways to start its new direct daily route to Doha in the Persian Gulf

Revenue chairman Niall Cody said the deadline for disclosure was being extended until Thursday, May 4th at 5.30pm.

Body’s annual report says €47.95bn collected for the exchequer in 2016

Main driver of better consumer sentiment was a less nervous view of household finances

Worries over Trump tax plans likely to hit confidence going forward

British-Irish Chamber of Commerce’s John McGrane: “If Brexit means pulling the plug on the unrestricted supply of electricity to the island, there will be no winners.”

Fears expressed for economy if connectivity North and South of Border is compromised

IFSC in Dublin: “Potentially there will be lots of jobs coming to Ireland, especially in the financial services area. The key issue is around the inability of banks to trade the euro once Britain is out of the EU.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

CPL Resources reveals huge leap in finance sector jobs advertised in first quarter of 2017

Only half of companies have a strategy in place for diversity and inclusion. Photograph: iStock

Some 76% of board members are men, while just 11% of boards have LGBT members

Shannon Group said passenger numbers at the airport increased for the fourth consecutive year with more than 1.75 million passengers passing through in 2016.

Airport’s parent company recorded 2 per cent increase in turnover last year

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has announced that the second phase of a study of Xyrem has yielded positive results

Company’s Xyrem sales were up 16% last year and accounted for more than $1bn of revenue

Almost a dozen Irish companies travelled to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands on Monday

Enbio, Innalabs and Pilot Photonics part of Enterprise Ireland trade mission

AA director of consumer affairs Conor Faughnan said the practice, known as ‘fronting’, can have ‘serious consequences’

Survey for AA Ireland shows attempts to reduce premiums for young people

Pharmaceutical wholesaler United Drug: employs more than 650 staff across its four facilities in Citywest, Swords, Ballina and Limerick.

Pharmaceutical wholesaler to use funds to increase distribution by almost two-thirds

British  prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

Business Week: housing crisis deepens, IMF spring meeting, and good year for Irish firms

The Port Tunnel, described by Ibec in 1996 as ‘the single most important piece of national transport infrastructure within the last decade’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Despite negative predictions and cost issues, the tunnel is a success 10 years on

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: felt emboldened this week to start talking about Budget 2018. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo

Business Week: Also in the news were jobs at Chopped, pay at Bank of Ireland and airport numbers

CCTV: applicants for grants must be approved by the local joint policing committee, and comply with the CCTV code of practice. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Community groups invited to apply for sums up to €40,000 for CCTV crime deterrent

The discovery of the missing money at Kevin St Garda station was made in December during an internal audit. Photograph:  istock

Discovery at Kevin St Garda station made in December during internal audit

The budget for the Garda’s “training, development and incidental expenses” has been reduced to €12.7 million for 2017, down from just over €19 million in 2016.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fund cut from Department of Justice comes despite assertions of Garda incompetence

The defined benefit pension scheme at St Patrick’s will close on June 2nd,  impacting 274 active members and 224 deferred members of the pension plan

Psychiatric nurses to vote on industrial action as defined benefit pension scheme shuts

Gardai at the scene in Tolka Valley Park, Finglas. Photograph: Collins.

Decapitated body found in shallow grave in Dublin park during search for rapist

 Prof Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank, says Irish banks have paid out more than €120 million in the past two years in redress and compensation to mortgage customers who were denied a tracker rate.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Also in the news: housing, jobs, and tracker mortgages

CCTV images of missing person Trevor Deely which appears to show him inside gates while being watched by a man with whom he had a brief conversation.

New footage shows man ‘acting suspiciously’ before following missing man

Jack Power, editor of UCD’s College Tribune  which was awarded Newspaper of the Year at the 17th National Student Media Awards in a catagory sponsored by The Irish Times. Photographer Daire Hardesty

Irish Times sponsors prestigious category as UCD top university at student media awards

Garda Commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan, leaving Leinster House following the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Oireachtas Justice Committee writes to Nóirín O’Sullivan following appearance before it

Danny Healy-Rae: “It’s because our roads aren’t adequate for pedestrians.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two or three glasses of Guinness not a cause of accident for anyone, says Danny-Healy Rae

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned for the 21st time, and is now rescheduled for April 26th.

Minister says Egyptian president has committed to intervening when trial concludes

 John  and Michaela McAreavey  on their wedding day.  She was murdered in Mauritius in January 2011 while they were on their honeymoon. Photograph:  Irish News/PA

Widower of Co Tyrone teacher travels to Mauritius to raise awareness of case

Research into student loan schemes, commissioned by the Technological Higher Education Association, has said such a system would not work. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Research team finds income-contingent scheme would cost €10bn over 12 years

Asbestos dumped in Glenveagh National Park, Co Donegal.

Irish Wildlife Trust lodges complaint with environmental watchdog and county council

The woman was struck by a passenger train travelling from Manulla Junction to Ballina. File photograph: Eric Luke

Bridie McHale struck near Foxford, Co Mayo in incident involving passenger service to Ballina

 Superintendent William Carolan speaking to media in Tolka Valley Park in Finglas on saturday.  Gardaí are preparing to search an area of the park  for the remains of convicted rapist James Nolan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Dig will take up to three weeks for James Nolan whose limb was discovered on Dollymount in 2011

Britain embarks on its Brexit jourtney

Business Week: houses getting scarcer and dearer, plus bonuses at Paddy Power Betfred

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon said the funding would secure a “healthy supply of investment capital”.

Enterprise Ireland invites funds to meet venture capital demand from start-ups

Joe Healy: said the threat of Brexit was the “most significant challenge” to face Ireland’s farming and food sector since the formation of the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Agri-food leaders to co-ordinate approach, arguing particular vulnerability of sector

Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA Ireland, with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

IDA Ireland and Minister for Jobs emphasise State’s commitment to the European Union

California-based software developer Informatica has acquired new office space on Windmill Lane in Dublin.

Hibernia Reit to let 3,250sq m at Windmill Lane to California-based software developer

Minister for Education Richard Bruton will not address the ASTI delegates ‘due to logistical constraints’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister will be first to attend union congress since Ruairi Quinn was booed and heckled

Pictured shows volunteers from left Aengus Burke; Madeline Treacy; Anne Conroy, chief executive of Le Cheile; Ingrid Cooney (Mentor co-ordinator); and Emily Dolge. Photograph : Naoise Culhane

Report by youth justice group Le Chéile finds four fold return on investment

An extensive analysis of party attachment showed that loyalties - even among strong party supporters - were malleable. Photograph: PA

New book shows ‘much of what people thought they knew about Irish politics was wrong’

Jasmine Scally went missing from her home in Naas, Co Kildare, on March 17th

Concern for welfare of Jasmine Scally who was last seen in Naas on March 17th

The Policing Authority  overseeing the Garda  said it was “disappointed” it had not been advised “in a timely manner” that an audit into the breath test controversy was under way. File photograph: Getty Images

Oversight body expresses ‘disappointment’ force failed to inform it of internal audit

British prime minister Theresa May: Will trigger Article 50 on March 29th.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Also in the news: cuts at RTÉ, tensions at INM, and job losses at Ulster Bank

Airline passengers travelling to the US and UK from a number of countries have been barred from carrying large electronic devices

Royal Jordanian Airlines pokes fun at Donald Trump’s ban on electronic devices

A report last month found that the Republic offered the second-longest maternity leave in Europe but came last in terms of pay entitlements. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

UK study puts Croatia at top of table with six months of ‘decently paid’ leave

The market share of credit unions in the €12 billion consumer lending market has risen from 29% in 2009 to about 35% in 2016, according to the Department of Finance.

However, bank says it is ‘willing to consider’ amending long term lending limits

Andrew Parish from ConnectIreland; Jessie White from Snapstory; AJ Leon from Misfits and ConnectIreland chief executive Joanna Murphy. Photograph: Paul Sherwood/ConnectIreland

UK wave energy firm, US digital agency and US software company to establish operations

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the company had become ‘an indigenous Irish success story’.

Fintech company to grow workforce to 500 as part of expansion plans

Michael Carvill, managing director Kenmare Resource. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Preliminary results at minerals producer show revenue increased slightly

Mark Richardson (46) was stabbed in the upper body at his home on Harmonstown Road at about 7.40pm on Thursday

Paul Keating from Artane, Dublin, was arrested at Clontarf Garda Station on Friday

British prime minister Theresa May: is due to start formal Brexit negotiations. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Business Week: Ardagh flotation, jobs blow for Nenagh, and Project Eagle

Bus Éireann wants to reduce drivers’ overtime by an average  three hours a week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company seeks €5m a year in savings and to avert threatened all-out strike action

The State-owned VHI is the country’s largest health insurer and has more than one million customers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company already increased cost of plans by 3% in November

Capt Mark Duffy is among the three Irish Coast Guard crewmen who remain missing after the helicopter they were operating crashed off the coast of Mayo. Photograph: Ken Finegan

Three still missing after helicopter crash in Mayo which killed Capt Dara Fitzpatrick

In  western Europe, Ireland and the UK were among the countries with the lowest proportion of foreign inmates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

CoE report also shows high proportion of Irish prison inmates serving life sentences

Police are investigating the murder of Danielle  McLaughlin in Goa, India.

Buncrana woman (28) discovered dead in Goa was travelling in India using a British passport

Counterfeit alcohol: Consumption of methanol can cause kidney failure, blindness and death. File photograph: Getty Images

Individual purchased vodka bottle filled with methanol from illegal street vendor in Dublin

Scene of the search for missing Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We are all grateful for the courage, resolution and exemplary commitment’ Higgins says

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