Allied Irish Banks is planning to sell its first junior bonds since imposing €5 billion of losses on holders of its riskiest debt, according to source(...)

Activity in the services sector increased sharply in August on the back of strong demand from export markets such as the United States and Britain, fi(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector growth contrasts with the contractions or slowdowns seen in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, a distinction economists put down to strong recovery in Ireland’s main export markets.

Irish manufacturing activity is significantly bucking the euro zone trend, expanding at its fastest rate in 15 years in August, against a backdrop of (...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift forklifts plant in Co Monaghan. Irish manufacturing expanded at the fastest rate since 1999 in August. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest rate since 1999 in August, as a surge in new orders offered further evidence that the economy i(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan may get away with doing just €500m in austerity. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government can hit next year’s deficit target with a budget adjustment of just €500 million, Dublin-based stockbroking firm Investec has said.In i(...)

CSO numbers show consumer prices in July fell by 0.2 per cent on a monthly basis primarily on the back of lower prices for clothes and footwear. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Inflation fell back to 0.3 per cent last month, with lower prices for clothing, footwear and household furnishings among the main drivers.The latest c(...)

The Investec monthly Services PMI, which covers businesses from banks to hotels eased to 61.3 in July from 62.6 in June. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish services companies registered another sharp expansion of business activity in July, with the rate of growth only slightly weaker than June’s rec(...)

July was another good month for Ireland’s manufacturing sector. However, while manufacturing firms increased their employment “at a solid pace”, the rate of job creation eased to the slowest in six months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Activity in Ireland’s manufacturing sector recorded its 14th consecutive month of growth in July, as output hit a three month high and the UK was cite(...)

The Investec Purchasing Managers’ Index of activity in the services sector, which covers businesses from banks to hotels, rose to 62.6 in June from 61.7 in May. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland’s services sector grew at the fastest rate in seven years in June as firms hired more staff, capping the strongest quarter for the sector sin(...)

New orders rose at the fastest pace in over three years in June, with the UK and Asia key sources of growth in export business during the month. Photgraph: Getty

FIONA REDDANIrish manufacturing activity recorded its 13th consecutive month of growth in June, with new orders rising at the fastest pace in over thr(...)