Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

Sales fell 0.2 per cent in the six months to the end of December

Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, reported slower quarterly trading on Thursday, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and retailers reducing (...)

Advertising levels in the Republic’s motor trade are now ‘very strong’, according to economist Jim Power. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Advertising spending grew in tandem with the economy’s recovery last year, but the market is still playing catch-up, according to a report by economis(...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards

Nielsen, the company that measures TV audiences, will begin offering data on viewing by Netflix and Amazon Prime subscribers for the first time starti(...)

A dangerous trend is emerging in Russia: the rise  of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. File photograph: Getty Images.

As the economic crisis sweeps Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in the traditionally heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentiall(...)

How much Twitter activity increases TV ratings is yet to be answered. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Twitter might not be a window into the soul, but it does provide a clear view into what grabs our attention on television, according to research being(...)

Steep duties are currently levied on traditional cigarettes but not on ecigarettes, making the tobacco-free alternatives much cheaper.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Commission is considering taxing ecigarettes in the same way as their traditional cousins in a move that would drastically increase the c(...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

The Late Late Toy Show was Ireland’s most watched programme last year with an  average audience of 1,594,000.

A programme about toys presented by a man wearing a silly jumper topped the list of Ireland’s most-watched programmes in 2014. The Late Late Toy Show (...)

Actors Pandora McCormick (left), Jack Nolan, Adam Weafer and Cathy Belton, in character as Claire, Michael, David and Susan  Hennessy on TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’.

TV3’s €7 million new soap opera Red Rock was watched by an average of 323,000 viewers on its debut on Wednesday night, marking a good start for the pr(...)