Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday. Yellen said inflation and wage growth remain too low even as the job market improves, and she signaled that a change in the Fed’s guidance on interest rates won’t lock it into a timetable for tightening. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Ireland’s 10-year government bond fell below 1 per cent on Wednesday morning, the first time the country’s cost of funding has fallen below the 1 p(...)

Siobhan Talbot, group managing director, Glanbia,  said that the company’s focus on two scale growth platforms, global performance nutrition and global ingredients, continued to drive earnings. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Global food and ingredients group Glanbia beat market expectations on Wednesday as it reported the fifth year of consecutive double digit growth. It (...)

UK payday lender Wonga is set to cut 325 jobs and close its Dublin office under a “strategic refocus” of its consumer businesses. (Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Britain’s biggest payday lender Wonga Group said on Tuesday it would close its Dublin office as the company announces plans to shed a third of its wo(...)

Sean Corkery, chairman and CEO, Siteserv, said the acquisition of PDC Utility Service is “ very much in line with the overall growth strategy for the company”. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Siteserv, the utility support services group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has acquired UK tower painting and maintenance company P.D.C. Utility(...)

Kerry Group’s new innovation centre, in Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. The company said today that it is on schedule to open by the middle of 2015. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish food and ingredients group Kerry grew its revenues by 2.4 per cent to € 5.8 billion in 2014, despite a challenging macro-economic landscape and(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Mortgage moving: banks are now looking to win low-risk customers by offering switching deals

“It’s the best time EVER to take out a mortgage” the headline on the Daily Mail roared in early February, urging readers to either buy or remortgage, (...)

New rules will drive more buy-to-let investments: 74 apartments were bought in the  Lansdowne Gate development in  Drimnagh in 2014 for €19.9 million.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank’s new mortgage lending restrictions will “do nothing to soften house price growth”, a new report has stated. There will be mor(...)

Laya’s new health insurance policy is aimed at getting those aged under 34 to sign up for health insurance before the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating.

Laya Healthcare on Tuesday launched what it claims is Ireland’s lowest-priced individual hospital scheme costing just under €9 a week, as the price wa(...)

Irish titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources is to make a number of employees at its mine in Mozambique redundant as a result of falling mineral prices. (Photograph: Will Burgess/Bloomberg)

Irish titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources is to make a number of employees at its mine in Mozambique redundant as a result of falling mineral(...)