The widow of a civilian shot dead along with eight IRA men can challenge the Northern Ireland secretary’s intervention on whether to order fresh inquests into their deaths, a High Court judge has ruled. Photograph: Getty Images.

The widow of a civilian shot dead along with eight IRA men in 1987 can challenge the Northern Ireland secretary’s intervention on whether to order fre(...)

Despite February’s drop, the underlying trend in Irish consumer sentiment remains positive. Photograph: David Sleator

A sharp fall-off in consumer sentiment last month was blamed on post-Christmas blues.The latest KBC Bank/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index fell to 96.1 in(...)

The rise in Irish consumer sentiment last month was broadly based with four of the five main elements of the survey posting monthly gains and the fifth largely unchanged from November

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its second highest level in eight years in December, new figures show.The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer senti(...)

Elverys was among the companies to conclude the examinership process in the second quarter

More than 1,200 jobs were saved as a result of the examinership process in the first half of 2014, according to a new study.The latest Hughes Blake SM(...)

The largest declines in the index were in those elements of the survey relating to household finances

Confidence in the economy nosedived last month, falling back to its lowest reading since last November.The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Senti(...)

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its highest level for almost six years in June as the property and jobs markets showed signs of improvement.The KBC B(...)

Employment activity in Irish businesses is on the increase as conditions continue to improve, a new survey on the sector has found. There has also bee(...)