The total cost of the fibre rollout is estimated by some sources as being between €1 billion and €1.5 billion.

The UK listed private equity giant, 3i, and a division of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway are taking part in the E-Net consortium that is bidding f(...)

Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broadband contract. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broad(...)

Permanent TSB was weighed down by exceptionals in its full-year figures, and slipped 7.28 per cent to €2.80. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European shares advanced for the first day in three as investors speculated on further stimulus from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursd(...)

Financial services company Prudential,  one of six insurers  being investigated over their treatment of long-time life insurance customers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating six insurance firms including Prudential and Old Mutual over their treatment of long-time life insurance(...)

Pat Crean and Greg Kavanagh. Mr Crean said the planned new offices were a “unique development”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Generation Homes, the developer led by Greg Kavanagh and Pat Crean, will seek permission for a €250 million office and apartment complex in Dublin(...)

IFSC: Mr Kavanagh joined forces with McInerney Properties and British Land in the late 1980s to build the first phase of the IFSC. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Real estate investment trust, Hibernia Reit, has completed the €60 million purchase of two office buildings from a property group controlled by Mark K(...)

Michael Carvill: said the company would give shareholders the opportunity to participate in a further fundraising

Kenmare Resources hopes to finalise a package of measures to shore up its balance sheet by the end of January, to include a debt deal with its banks a(...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out on Monday
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TODAY Results: Aramark; Domino’s Pizza. Indicators: Japanese current account (Jun); Japanese consumer confidence (Jul). TOMORROW Results: Ladbrokes; (...)

 John Lewis on Oxford Street,  London. Retail analyst Nick Bubb is forecasting an 8 per cent fall in pre-exceptional profits to around £350 million, reflecting a 20 per cent slump in operating profits at Waitrose.

The payouts that give bonuses a good name will be revealed Thursday morning, when the John Lewis Partnership announces its annual results.To the usual(...)