The sub-index measuring new export business rose to 60.1 in August from 58.1, the sharpest expansion in seven months

Growth in Ireland’s services sector fell in August from July’s nine-year high as the pace of new business slowed after expanding at its fastest in a (...)

The Department of Finance said the performance was consistent with the recovering labour market, solid employment growth and increases in average weekly earnings. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has received a major boost ahead of the forthcoming budget with the latest exchequer returns showing tax revenue running €1.4 billio(...)

The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at its slowest rate in 18 months in August as demand for new orders at home and abroad softened, a survey sho(...)

Irish companies were also active abroad, buying 11 foreign companies, according to a new report from Investec. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Irish companies are firmly back on the acquisitions trail at home and abroad, according to a fresh report on company buyouts from Investec. The purch(...)

Concerns over China’s economic outlook set stocks tumbling in Tokyo on Friday, and analysts expect a volatile week in global markets. Photograph: EPA

Investors are braced for further market volatility after the Iseq endured a torrid end to last week, following a global sell-off due to fears over Chi(...)

The spread between Ireland’s 10-year benchmark government bond and German security of a similar maturity has dropped to 57 basis points from 298 basis points just over two years ago

Ireland’s bond rally has already allowed it to shed the stigma attached to the euro-region’s weakest members. Next stop: joining the area’s strongest(...)

Former FBD chief executive Andrew Langford pictured with chairman Michael Berkery.

FBD ha said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpec(...)

Ireland’s services sector continued to grow in July. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Irish services sector expanded further in July, with growth hitting a nine-year high as business activity continued to rise during the month. Th(...)

New orders and employment improved on the previous month, while input prices fell

Irish manufacturing sector growth rebounded from a 16-month low in July as the weak euro boosted exports, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Investec Man(...)

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