Operating costs at Eircom totalled €814 million for the year, up €87 million on the previous 12 months.

Eircom, which yesterday reported a six per cent drop in yearly revenues to €1.28 billion, has denied recent speculation that it held discussions over (...)

The Irish fuels-to-healthcare-to-technology conglomerate will gain a 4.2 per cent share of the French retail motor fuels market with the Esso Express deal

DCC is on the hunt to buy more European chains of unmanned fuel stations, following its announcement yesterday it has agreed a €106 million deal to b(...)

A woman leaves the KB Kookmin Financial Group  in Seoul. The bank is one of four investigation by the country’s fair trade commission. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates collusion.The country’s f(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: the European Commission said the new French government must speed up its reform plan. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The European Central Bank has stepped up preparations for a new scheme to fight deflation by appointing BlackRock to advise on a possible bond- buy(...)

Peter Sutherland: Europe’s populist parties have been allowed  to frame migration as “people getting over borders” when it is more complex than that. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

UN special representative for migration Peter Sutherland has called on incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to establish a commi(...)

In a move that has long been argued over, the European Union looks set to enforce a fuel-economy testing regime on carmakers that would see the tests (...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Ireland supports the EU review of all patent box regimes – under which certain member states offer tax breaks for intellectual property – and has d(...)

More than half of young Irish people think cannabis should be regulated, according to a new EU survey.The Eurobarometer survey was carried out by tel(...)

Jeremy Masding: still numerous legacy issues to be tidied up. One  is the funding drag caused by its €12.9 billion tracker mortgage book in Ireland. 2:32

In keeping with the other Irish banks, Permanent TSB’s half-year results yesterday showed improving trends on a number of fronts. Income was up, payro(...)

Yields on state bonds across the euro zone have been falling in anticipation of further policy measures by the European Central Bank after last week’s poor growth data. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Ireland’s borrowing costs hit a new record low today following the decision by Fitch to upgrade the State’s credit rating on Friday.Fitch became the s(...)