Ireland’s services sector grew at their slowest rate in more than two years in April, matching a similar drop in manufacturing, as uncertainty at home and abroad weighed on new business.

Ireland’s services sector grew at their slowest rate in more than two years in April, matching a similar drop in manufacturing, as uncertainty at hom(...)

It was envisaged that a preferred bidder for the Mater Private, which has annual sales of about €200 million and operating profits of more than €40 million, would be picked this month

Australian investment firm AMP Capital has joined German healthcare giant Fresenius in pulling out of the race to buy the Mater Private hospital grou(...)

This quarter will be a tricky period” for many Irish manufacturing firms, ahead of June’s EU referendum in the UK, given that it is the destination for roughly one-seventh of Irish merchandise exports. (Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Irish manufacturing growth slowed to a two and a half year low in April as output, new orders and employment all rose at weaker rates than in March. (...)

Heather McGregor, AKA Mrs Moneypenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Women in business should reach for the sky, equality advocates are heard to say. It appears some women take this adage more seriously than others. Ye(...)

Kerry Group rose 2.3% to €84.05 after French food company Danone reported first-quarter results showing a 3.5% increase in like-for-like sales

European shares climbed to a three-month high as oil rose to more than $40 a barrel, and a number of corporate results for the first quarter beat pro(...)

CapVest took control of the Mater Private in 2007 in a deal that valued the business at €350 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresenius, the German publicly-quoted healthcare giant with a €34 billion market value, has emerged one of the final suitors vying to take over the Ma(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde: “The recovery remains too slow, too fragile, and risks to its durability are increasing.” Photograph: Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund will sound fresh alarm over the state of the global economy this week when it reveals its latest forecasts for growth (...)

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Ireland’s services sector continued to grow in March, but weaker sterling hit new business from abroad, with the sector expanding at its slowest pace (...)

According to Investec’s Manufacturing PMI, the rate of growth in new orders quickened in March, while new export orders index picked up slightly from February’s two-year low, with the UK and Asia credited with this improvement.

Manufacturing growth rose to an eight month high in March, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from Investec, although the pace (...)

Ryanair Holdings gets about 27 per cent of its sales from the UK but says that a Brexit would not have an immediate impact on its business. (Photograph: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland’s largest companies are beginning to feel the effect of Britain’s division over whether to remain in the European Union. Concern about the (...)