Iran Heavy, one of the country’s main export grades, will cost $1.25 a barrel less than Saudi Arabia’s most similar crude in March. Above: the Starla, an Iranian crude oil tanker in, South Korean waters. Photograph:  YONHAP/EPA

Iran has revealed its oil prices to European buyers for the first time since sanctions were lifted against the Middle Eastern country. The most comp(...)

Sentiment among Dublin consumers recovered in late 2015, rising from 147.6 to 152.6 points in the third quarter

Consumer sentiment rebounded in the final three months of 2015, particularly in Dublin. However, many households are concerned about what this year w(...)

The ECB  has kept its main refinancing rate static at 0.05 per cent since September 2014. Irish deposit rates, however, have slumped in the interim.  Photograph: Arne Dedert/EPA

Europe’s monetary authority may be keeping its dovish tone on the outlook for inflation in the euro zone, as per yesterday’s pronouncement, but no cha(...)

AIB is offering German savers an interest rate that is more than three times that offered to Irish customers

State-owned AIB is offering German savers an interest rate that is more than three times that offered to Irish customers. The Irish bank has joined (...)

Rossa Fanning, for KBC and the other defendants excluding CBRE, secured orders from Mr Justice Brian McGovern for the proceedings to be fast-tracked in the Commercial Court

A battle between a bank and a businessman over Gorey Business Park, Co Wexford, has come before the Commercial Court. James Osborne, against whom a €(...)

Some 55% of firms indicated that wages  are the area of costs under most upward pressure

More Irish firms are reporting an increase in costs despite falling oil prices and record low borrowing costs. The trend, which is noted in the lates(...)

In court documents, KBC  bank said it obtained judgment from the Commercial Court last month for some €6.2 million against Mr Osborne. The bank also alleged interference by Mr Osborne with efforts by the receiver and Chartered Assets Property Management to collect rents from tenants of units in the business park.

A battle between a bank and a businessman over Gorey Business Park in Co Wexford has come before the Commercial Court. James Osborne, against whom a (...)

December’s increase in consumer sentiment was the third monthly gain in a row

Consumer sentiment rose to a new 10-year high in December, buoyed by expectations of a stronger economy and healthier personal finances this year. Th(...)

Threatened: Bernadette and Jude Harper, whose bank gave them seven days to leave their home.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A man approached William Prior as he stood in a muddy field at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy in the autumn of 2009. The man knew someo(...)

A businessman whose life’s work was described as about building up Gorey Business Park in Co Wexford, employing more than 400 people, has urged a judg(...)