The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull reminded us just how damaging such events can be. However, the most costly Icelandic eruption of recent times was financial in nature: proportionately, the country’s banking bust was even bigger than Ireland’s.

(...) slightly slower in a number of the other countries that experienced a financial crisis, but Latvia and(...)

The company behind the Alton Towers theme park, warned that annual profit would be about 9 per cent lower than current forecasts due to the impact of a roller coaster crash in June

(...) that the temporary closure of Alton Towers, where the crash took place, and rides at other parks, would(...)

 Permanent TSB: results on Wednesday

(...); Icon; ITV; Merck; Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton; Pfizer. Indicators: Irish retail sales (June). Other(...)

Shaun Murphy, managing partner with KPMG Ireland: “CEOs recognise and are acting on the need to innovate”

(...) over 500 million people, this shift is hugely relevant to Ireland.” Murphy also points to other major(...)

‘Let’s not forget how seasonal this business is. Given the still fragile nature of Ireland’s recovery and the difficult environment in which the restaurant sector still finds itself.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) cent of input costs and about 17 per cent of the sector’s workers are on the minimum wage. Fragile(...)

Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny gets by Galway full back Kevin Hynes and centre back Tony Ó Regan during the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park, which was won by Kilkenny after a replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

(...). Galway missed two goal chances at the other end and that was enough to give Kilkenny a third chance at a(...)

Jimmy Kelly of Unite says many employers see labour as “nothing more than a commodity, to be picked up and discarded as convenient”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) was such an imbalance in the bargaining power of workers in some sectors that employers knew they(...)

Mothercare was blunt on the issue of commercial rents. As a result of a rapid expansion during the boom years, the rents it is paying significantly exceed current market rents

(...) retail and wholesale sectors have been declared insolvent, according to figures provided by Vision(...)

(...) development of a national mitigation plan that will include other key sectors. Independent external(...)

Bray Wanderers Carlisle grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow: a case involving a dispute with three men and the running of the club has been settled. Photograph: James Crombie

(...) arrangement, although they may attend football matches and other public events without prior engagement and(...)