German business morale deteriorated slightly in May for the first time in seven months. Photo: Bloomberg

(...) survey showed companies were more optimistic about the current situation than at any point since June(...)

Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

(...) reduction in trade to the UK was more responsible, with exports to the UK declining by €623 million while(...)

Siteserv chief executive Sean Corkery: Politicians were asking the public to connect disparate issues concerning the Siteserv sale, Irish Water contracts and Mr O’Brien’s finances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) asked how he could be so sure there were no untoward issues with a sale conducted more than a year(...)

Bank of Ireland closed at €0.35, down 2.47 per cent, while Permanent TSB, which was recently floated on the main market, fell 5.83 per cent, to €4.20. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...), which rose 4.46 per cent, to €5.85, was the only other Irish stock that rose by more than 1 per cent(...)

Hospitality Ulster was launched by First Minister  of Northern Peter Robinson.

(...) 10 years if it expands its skills base and adopts a more professional approach to business, according(...)

 Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the company’s first Dublin office in 2013.  Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

(...) universities, with Kelloggs, HP, Cisco and Stanford University all using the service.It has more than 7(...)

Ryan Smith: founder of Qualtrics

Kelloggs, HP, Cisco and Stanford University all using the service. It has more than 7,000 clients in 75(...)

Sinn Féin says people with a disability are more than twice as likely to be unemployed, and greater efforts must be made to allow those who want to work to do so

(...) education programmes to allow unemployed people gain more skills and access work in sectors of the economy(...)

Looking to 2016, Tommy Breen, chief executive DCC, said on Tuesday that the group anticipates that “both operating profit and adjusted earnings per share from continuing activities will be very significantly ahead of the prior year”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES)

(...) anytime soon, but we definitely think there are more assets on the way,” said Tommy Breen, DCC’s chief(...)

Restrictions on marketing foods high in fat, sugar and salt, and taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and high-fat foods are likely to have a greater impact on reducing obesity inequalities than campaigns targeted at individuals.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) percentage points, to 55 per cent, in Irish adult females over the same period. In 2014 more men in the UK(...)