The EU Commission has signalled concern about the impact on Ireland’s budget if Irish Water does not meet the test to allow it to remain off the state(...)

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is seeking clarity on EU-US trade deal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) stressed that a trade deal between the two blocs would play a key role in stimulating the European economy.

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), says it must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden asset-purchase program if needed. Photograph: EPA

(...) further measures to boost the economy if needed. The euro dropped, stocks gained and bonds in the euro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was heckled by water charge protesterson arrival in Cork this morning for a jobs announcement.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was heckled by about 200 water charge protesters as he arrived in Cork this morning for a jobs announcement. Mr Kenny was (...)

Over two thirds of employers plan to increase recruitment next year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) workforce in 2015, a measure of an improving economy. In today’s world, staff are prioritising a work(...)

US president Barack Obama’s speech on evecutive action immigration policy reform last night in New York outlined plans  to provide administrative relief to millions of immigrants. Photograph: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images 2:05

Tens of thousands of Irish people living in the US will be affected by president Barack Obama's plans for temporary immigration reform measures to (...)

Former News of the World editor and government communications boss Andy Coulson, who has been released from prison. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss Andy Coulson left Hollesley Bay open-prison in Suffolk, England, this morning.C(...)

Intel statement issues positive 2015 outlook. Photograph: Reuters

Shares at Intel jumped to their highest level in almost 14 years after the world’s largest chipmaker gave an optimistic forecast for 2015 yesterday. S(...)

The offices of Xanadu where 120 jobs are to be announced today.

A total of 120 jobs are to be announced at a Cork based global technology and service provider today. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make the official anno(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien, who bought Siteserv for €45 million in 2012 using an Isle of Man company called Millington. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Siteserv, the utility support services group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has increased its turnover by almost a quarter over the past year.(...)