Ryanair has concluded its share buyback programme. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Latest transaction part of airline’s share buyback programme announced in May

A Providence Resources drilling rig at the Helvic Oil Field in the Celtic Sea.

Shares in the company have dropped by over 70% since beginning of August

Nama headquarters at the Treasury building in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Potential Nama repurposing by State could allow it to scale back on its exit scheme

Research shows that 8 per cent of drivers know somebody who has submitted a fraudulent insurance claim. Photograph: iStock

Survey by Liberty Insurance finds half of Irish drivers fearful of reporting fraud

Professor Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork: “We are committed to ensuring that UCC becomes the location of choice for Irish and international students.”

Cork university hopes to grow its student numbers to 23,000 over the next five years

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Rise of AfD in Germany causes DAX to trade lower; Ireland outperforms European markets

Construction in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin Docklands. Dublin faces a glut of offices if construction continues at current levels over the next three years

Fund manager forecasts ‘very light’ returns from Ireland’s commercial real estate market

Modest resources: Dublin Theatre Festival chief executive Willie White. Photograph: Eric Luke

Company behind 60-year-old event plans to clear shortfall in next three to five years

Tom O’Connor, Version 1 chief executive. The company achieved investment of €90 million this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Version 1 achieved the largest amount of funding with €90m

US bond rating agency Kroll has signalled its intention to open its European HQ in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

The creation of 100 jobs is a ‘Brexit win’ according to IDA Ireland chief executive

Petrel resources chairman and serial resource investor John Teeling. Photograph: Eric Luke

Company says it is fully funded for its current activities

Company doubles its Irish presence to six locations in the past three years

ESB’s finance arm recently reported a significant jump in pretax profit from €4,000 in 2015 to €3m last year.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ratings agency also affirms its A3 rating for Gas Networks Ireland

European telecoms stocks rose on Tuesday following reports that T-mobile US and Sprint were in merger talks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Ireland’s benchmark index edges up slightly in line with broader European trends

A Tullow Oil drilling block at Lokichar basin in Turkana county. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images.

Oil company’s refocusing on ‘core competencies’ leads bank to upgrade the stock

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, inventor of Sugru, said she wanted to make a product to help tackle today’s “throwaway culture”

Irish mouldable glue company eyes up markets in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald listen to Lindsay Browning at the opening of LinkedIn’s new Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The European HQ is the company’s first purpose-built building outside of the US

Ryanair expects compensation claims of up to €20 million on the back of its flight cancellations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The airline plans to buy back leave from pilots to ease the pressure on its flights

Denis O’Brien owned Digicel has said that its network in Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands has suffered “extensive damage”. Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Rebuilding of the network will depend on the repair to the electricity networks in the area

Financials fell in Europe on Friday with AIB said to be causing the downward trend in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

US shares edge up as investors shrug off North Korea’s latest missile test

Rivada Networks founder Declan Ganley said he expected losses to increase at the group’s Irish subsidiary. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Founder Declan Ganley says further losses likely as Rivada targets European expansion

The newly built offices of the Central Bank of Ireland, New Wapping Street, North Wall Quay. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Compared to last year, buy-to-let mortgages have fallen by 8.6%

Richard Moat, CEO of Eir. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

More than 20 years since group was established to service telecommunication needs

Workers at Tara Mines in Knockumber, Co Meath. Tara boasts a workforce of about 600 people and mines roughly 2.6 million tonnes of ore every year.

Ireland’s mining industry remains optimistic while investors continue to nurse losses

Brody Sweeney at one of his Camile Thai restaurants, on Pearse Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Camile Thai owner reflects on life after the economic boom and bust

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year is a global recognition programme working to promote Ireland’s high-growth entrepreneurs. Photograph: iStock

Be3 will broadcast a five-part documentary series on the competition.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the ECJ ruling would not change the airline’s cost base “by one cent”. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Share price falls after ruling airline cannot force employment disputes into Irish courts

Income at the Mary Robinson Foundation fell by over 58 per cent in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Expenditure costs at the charity also fell by over 14%

UDG Healthcare employs over 8,000 people across its operations in 23 countries. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin-based firm acquired MicroMass to ‘strengthen presence’ in communications market

Kappel DC Reit has acquired a second data centre in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Acquisition brings Keppel’s Irish presence to two data centres

The current housing crisis is likely to continue for just shy of a decade, the SCSI has warned. Photograph: iStock

The professional body recommends a cut to the VAT rate and a reform of capital gains tax

Launching the PwC 2017 ‘Irish CEO Pulse’ Survey are Frances Fitzgerald, tánaiste and minister for Enterprise and Innovation with Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner, PwC.

Uncertainty having a significant impact on Irish business, PwC survey says

The total value of settlements either paid or owed to Revenue for the three-month period to the end of June amounted to over €11.8 million.

Revenue settlements with tax defaulters amount to €11.08m

Venture capital funding round, led by Barry Downes, will fund platform expansion

Savsé smoothie founder Guka Tavberidze with his mother, Nina, the inspiration behind the brand.

Company hopes to secure deals with Musgraves and Tesco in bid to increase revenue

Equifax weighed the most on the S&P, after the provider of consumer credit scores said personal details of as many as 143 million US consumers were hacked. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

US stocks hold firm in choppy trading; Equifax down 15% after major hacking

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy and  European Investment Bank vice-president Andrew McDowell at the signing of the agreement. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Midcap firms across a range of sectors will be able to access long-term loans

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe plan to execute an early repayment of the remaining €4.5bn owed to the IMF. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Paschal Donohoe says decision to hold off repayment has nothing to do with Brexit

Lakeland Dairies chairman Alo Duffy, Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Lakeland chief executive Michael Hanley at the opening of the Bailieboro plant. Photograph: Colm Mahady

Plant to yield 160,000 tonnes of milk powder and 50,000 tonnes of butter annually

US pharmaceutical company PTC Therapeutics is expanding its back office workforce in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

PTC Therapeutics plans to employ 40 people in Dublin back office roles

Aryzta has appointed Frederic Pflanz as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Current interim CFO will stay on until next year to help with transition

Anne Heraty, chief executive of CPL Resources, said the company had the resources to invest in the growth and expansion of the business. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Recruitment company records 3% rise in profit to €15.7m despite challenging market

Freshii Ireland franchise holders Dave O’Donoghue and Cormac Manning outside one of the company’s stores in Dublin. Photograph: Andres Poveda

New stores will lead to the creation of 60 jobs at the healthy fast-food chain, says CEO

The drinks industry could be unduly affected by the loss of British tourists according to a report from DIGI. Photograph: iStock

Drinks industry group calls for tax reliefs for pubs to make them ‘more price competitive’

Ryanair lingered at the lower end of Ireland’s benchmark index on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s benchmark index fell as European shares rose

Bank of Ireland reported an underlying profit before tax of €480 million for the first half of 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ratings agency predicts rise in asset quality as bank’s impaired loans down to €5.4bn

Mainstay Medical chief executive Peter Crosby; he  will stand down in October of this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish company positive about clinical trial stemming from its ReActiv8-B product

Ryanair’s load factor increased by 1 per cent to 97 per cent in August. Photograph: Alan Betson

Airline announces 10th German base as Memmingen

Dalata chief executive Pat McCann. The hotel group identified its principal risks for the remainder of this year as geopolitical events and sterling fluctuations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Strong market pushes hotel group’s first-half profit up 80 per cent to €32.7 million

The Central Bank’s coin commemorating Sir Charles Algernon Parsons.

The coin is available to purchase for €60 and is worth €15

Head office of the ESB in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Income dropped by 7.8% due to a dip in expenses on loans and borrowing

Niall Quinn’s Alphasat Communications has called a creditors meeting with the aim of appointing a liquidator. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Alphasat Communications had creditors to the tune of €3.5 million in 2015

FBD’s solid first half performance provides evidence of its turnaround according to Davy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The stockbroker still doesn’t foresee a company dividend before 2019

Cairn’s Parkside development on the Malahide Road in Dublin.

Stockbroker said Cairn is well placed to take advantage of Ireland’s recovery

French supermarket Carrefour was Europe’s worst performer on Thursday. The stock saw its biggest daily drop in 20 years. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters.

Ireland’s benchmark index ticked up by 1.08%, Cairn Homes and ICG perform well

Jerry Kennelly pictured at the award ceremony in Belfast. Photograph: Sportsfile

Kennelly is known for the sale of his Stockbyte business for €110m in 2006

Conroy Gold chairman Richard Conroy said the appointments would “enable the company to meet the highest standard of corporate governance”.

Company to come before courts over possible dilution of majority shareholder stake

Greencore has been downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald and has been moved out of their core portfolio. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The firm has also removed Greencore from its core portfolio

The volume of retail sales in Ireland increased by 2.1 per cent in the last 12 months. Photograph: iStock

Excluding motor sales, retail sales fell 0.2 per cent in July, CSO figures show

Providence Resources was the biggest loser on the Iseq on Friday, closing down  5.56%. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

In European markets advancing mining shares fail to outweigh declining retailers

Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney at Newstalk’s autumn schedule launch in 2016 when it was announced they would co-present Newstalk Drive. Photograph: Maxwells

Sarah McInerney’s on-air time has dropped from 15 hours a week to one on the weekend

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

CEO Patrick Coveney has upped his stake in the company by 50,000 shares

The Four Courts in Dublin. Courtsdesk, a news and data service, will “make getting access to the courts a 21st-century tool”, according to its founder, Enda Leahy.

Courtsdesk has been backed by Barclays Bank and seeks venture capitalist funding

Greencore  said the integration of its US business was on track, “and we continue to be encouraged by the pipeline of commercial opportunities being explored with existing and new customers”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company ‘not aware of any developments’ that would cause share price to fall 8.6%

Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Operating profit increased by 10% to €647m, firm’s interim results show

A Maison Prive-managed apartment overlooking Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel.

Firm owned by former Bus Éireann chairman hopes to manage 500 properties by 2020

The salary for female chartered surveyors in Ireland is roughly €6,000 less than their male counterparts. Photograph: iStock

The median salary in Dublin is €75,000 and €58,000 for the rest of the Republic

Founder and chairman of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Richard Conroy at the company’s recent egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Patrick O’Sullivan will challenge any move to dilute his shareholding, High Court told

Racegoers arrive by helicopter for the Galway Races. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Figures are still down 78.5% on 2007, when more than 700 landings were recorded

Prof Richard Conroy (centre) at the recent extraordinary general meeting of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shareholder seeks to prevent share dilution and appointment of new board members

The top of an Airsynergy intelligent smart pole, or ISP

Firm makes a pole that uses wind and solar power to charge itself off the grid

According to the ‘Economist’ newspaper, recent policy measures such as the help-to-buy scheme are not helping Ireland’s housing crisis.  Photograph: iStock

Policy measures have driven up Ireland’s residential property prices, says ‘Economist’

An art installation called ‘Soften the Border’ by artist Rita Duffy on the Border between Belcoo in Co Fermanagh and Blacklion in Co Cavan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Air Berlin goes south, Quinn returns, Voxpro sells up and Irish consumers are upbeat

Casey Neistat: the video blogger  has more than seven million YouTube followers. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty

Casey Neistat believes Facebook’s new video offering will be good for audiences

Michael Ring, minister for Rural and Community Development, who has appointed a new board to the WDC.    Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister highlights ‘unprecedented opportunity’ for economic growth in Western region

Apple will deposit between €13 billion and €15 billion  in tranches in an  escrow account being set up by  the NTMA. Photograph: iStock

Apple is required to deposit up to €15 billion with European Commission appeal pending

Homebuilder Cairn Homes has converted more than 38 million founder shares to ordinary shares. Photograph: iStock

Analysts estimate move will dilute value of company’s shares by 5.4 per cent

Joe Gilmore, chief executive of Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Joe Gilmore, CEO of Ireland West Airport, on the personal nature of the airport and how US flights could take off once again

Sonic-spy infused apps have the ability to record audio, take photos with the device’s camera, make calls, send text messages and retrieve data from contacts and call logs. Photograph: iStock

SophosLabs researchers have found three dangerous apps on Google Play

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

Industrial agency says US firms were locating here to have access to European markets

The number of professional job vacancies in July dropped by 12 per cent compared with the same month last year. Photograph: iStock

Morgan McKinley’s employment monitor sees particularly strong demand for engineers

Leslie Buckley, the chairman of Haven Community Foundation, in Haiti.

Charity co-founded by Leslie Buckley recorded a surplus of €157,000 in 2016

Shares in UDG Healthcare are up  25%  since Liberum started rating the company in October 2016. Photograph: David Sleator

Shares in Dublin-based group fall 5% in early trading

An Innogy onshore wind farm on the Galápagos islands

Innogy has acquired wind farm in Kerry and plans to develop its Irish presence

Gold and zinc exploration company Connemara Mining has appointed Patrick Cullen as its chief executive. Photograph: iStock

Cullen brings knowledge of mining, exploration and capital markets to role

In May  a crayfish plague outbreak was reported in the river Suir at Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Large numbers of dead crayfish were found at riverbanks between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir

Ban imposed after health warning which noted cases of ‘crayfish plague’ in Ireland

New CSO figures show house price growth accelerated in June at  11.6% on an annual basis. Photograph: iStock

Board changes at Paddy Power and Conroy Gold, Central Bank development, and ODCE staff troubles

Locum junior doctors will receive a cut to their salaries as of September 1st. File photograph: Thinkstock

HSE agency employee reforms will also see some consultants receive a pay increase

Pepper Group, an Australian financial services group have been bought by KKR. Photograph: iStock

The deal values the Australian non-bank lender at €451m

Neil McDonnell, chief executive of Isme,  said lawyers coaching  clients to exploit the more generous awards under whistleblower rules was a ‘potential abuse’ of the system.

Under whistleblower protection laws, up to seven years’ pay can be awarded

“Our partnership with EVO allows us to become a force for change in the UK card-payments market, to bring greater simplicity, trust, and fairness for our members.” Photograph: Getty Images

EVO Payments has partnered with AA in UK to provide card payment technology

Some 11,730 Ryanair flights were not considered to be on time in July. Photograph: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto

Some 83 per cent of Ryanair flights were on time in July, a 2 per cent fall on a year earlier

A Go-Ahead London bus. The company will run 24 bus routes in the greater Dublin area from 2018. Photograph: iStock

The private operator will take control of some routes from Dublin Bus from 2018

The most significant Irish resident holders of government bonds in June were credit institutions and the Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

Non-residents now hold €72 billion worth of Irish government bonds

The Irish arm of global courier DHL  recorded a  pre-tax profit of €2.4m  for 2016. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Profit driven by continued improvement in international air express volumes and revenue

“Thus far, 2017 has been a highly productive year,” said Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Jazz Pharmaceuticals affirms full year guidance despite challenges with two drugs

Conroy Gold  shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan at the company’s recent egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick O’Sullivan now seeks removal of explorer’s chairman and managing director

The average cost of running a family car for a year has fallen due to a drop in motor insurance premiums.

AA survey says cost of running a family car has fallen as motor insurance dips

Research released last month by the European Commission showed that the strongest growth in the number of online shoppers across the EU last year was in Ireland

Face-to-face expenditure drops while eCommerce spend rises

Speaking to CNBC, Standard Life’s Keith Skeoch said, “certainly we are looking to put our MiFID company into Ireland”

Ireland and Luxembourg natural homes for asset management firms, says CEO

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