Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prices across the State now 75% higher than low point in 2011 and 26% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Bon Secours is in the throes of a €150 million investment across its estate including expansion of its clinical facilities in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Accounts show profits fell 61% at Bon Secours Group as payroll costs rise

Software company LiveTiles has launches its first product from its Sligo base having established there earlier this year. Photograph: iStock

Software company has built an intranet to cater to SMEs in response to customer demand

The recreation of the Lebuinus church, using cardboard boxes from Smurfit Kappa, in the town of Deventer in the Netherlands.

Company teamed up with artist Olivier Grossetête to recreate famous structures

Photograph: iStock

Some 44% of those surveyed said they would find retirement financially difficult

Tom O’Mahony, chief executive of Origin Enterprises. Photograph: Eric Luke

Origin has option to acquire remaining 35% of Fortgreen Commercial Agricola

A computer-generated image of what the adjoining premises on Dawson Street owned by the Royal Irish Automobile Club and Tetrarch Capital would look like if the proposed €35m redevelopment goes ahead

Pending planning approval, the new hotel at the Royal Irish Automobile Club on Dawson Street could open within three years

A computer-generated image of the renovated Cafe en Seine

Venue will have conservatory style street garden with retractable glass roof

PJ Carroll saw turnover fall 2 per cent in the year to €201.6 million. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

PJ Carroll increased profit before tax by 13% to €5.68m

Grafton’s net debt stood at £62.9 million (€70.4 million) by the end of 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woodie’s DIY owner issuing 10 and 12 year bonds with 2.5% yield

The Turkish currency crisis continued to shake global markets, with stock indexes declining from Asia to Europe. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Ryanair stock advances as Tui and Thomas Cook fall; Apple and Amazon hit highs

Glenveagh chief executive Justin Bickle, chairman John Mulcahy and chief operating officer Stephen Garvey,  at the company’s egm in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Equity housebuilder received approval for €213m share placing

Consumers abandon department stores, furniture shops, cinemas and hairdressers for the beach. Photograph: iStock

Not every type of shop basked in June sunshine, says Retail Ireland

House of Fraser: rescued from collapse on Friday morning by  Mike Ashley in a deal worth £90 million.

Regulatory matters must be addressed before Dundrum outlet changes ownership

Mary McKenna: “Somebody said to me ‘you don’t make money for the first three years’ and I said ‘who made up that rule’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The travel entrepreneur has taken knocks in life and business – and come back stronger

US-China trade tensions kept stock market gains muted on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Iseq underperforms European peers with Ryanair and Glanbia among losers

 Edmond Scanlon, chief executive and Brian Mehigan outgoing CEO of the Kerry Group  at the agm in Dublin on Thursday. Photo: James Forde/The Irish Times

Dairy giant’s profits grew to €340m during the first six months of the year

Perrigo  is one of a number of generics manufacturers in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-domiciled company announces separation of prescription arm following review

Aside from Brexit, the British Irish Chamber called for the State’s 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry to be retained. Photograph: iStock

State should identify Brexit impact on each tax heading, chamber says

Bank of Ireland was highlighting risks to investors in an updated bond prospectus for its €25bn Euro Note Programme.

Consumer confidence and credit risks could arise as a result of UK’s EU exit, says bank

Avolon’s headquarters in Dublin. Orix Corporation agreed to buy 30 per cent of Avolon from Bohai Capital.

Ratings agencies signal upgrade for Irish aircraft lessor on back of deal

UDG Healthcare now operates in two divisions - Sharp and Ashfield. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Service provider taking $44 million impairment charge on sale of Aquilant business

The volume of sales in Northern Ireland increased 3.1 per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Low volume of transactions and stable prices recorded in Ulster University index

Central Bank: warned it was dealing with an unprecedented volume of applications for licences to operate in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ongoing need to ‘reprioritise business as usual’ work, minutes from regulator show

Irish industrial manufacturing output improved in June compared to the same month last year. Photograph: iStock

CSO figures show production and turnover fell compared to May but are up in last 12 months

Jazz Pharmaceuticals chief executive Bruce Cozadd: “We fully intend to have strong acquisitions going forward.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-headquartered pharma company bringing new drugs to market this year

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association says IP  rights for drug manufacturers would be weakened and research facilities put at risk if EU changes its rules. Photograph: iStock

Lobby group says fewer medicines will come to market if EU alters patent right protection

Credit guarantee scheme facilitates lending to SMEs which would otherwise by declined by lenders due to insufficient collateral. Photograph: iStock

Credit guarantee scheme launched in 2012 supports in excess of 3,600 jobs

Sisters Kate, left, and Annie Madden of FenuHealth. Photograph: Tom Honan

Kate (18) and Annie (16) Madden are eyeing global growth for their FenuHealth brand

Apple became the world’s first trillion dollar company on Thursday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

Apple becomes world’s first trillion dollar company

Amryt Pharma chief executive Joe Wiley.

FDA move means Irish company could receive voucher ultimately worth up to €300m

Conroy Gold has increased its target of gold reserves. Photograph: iStock

Exploration company is targeting 8.8m ounces of gold from Clontibret asset

Welcome Break operates the Days and Ramada brands for its hotels. Photograph: iStock

Irish forecourt retailer Applegreen has acquired an effective 50.01% stake in the UK company

Between 2008 and 2016 the balance sheet of investment funds increased five fold to €1.9 trillion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sector contributed €17.3bn to economy in 2016, employing 95,000 people

Compared with this time last year householders were more upbeat about their financial situation, according to Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse survey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bank of Ireland economic pulse finds consumers and businesses more cautious in July

Permanent TSB rose 9.37 per cent on the back of the sale of its project Glas non-performing loan portfolio. Photograph: Alan Betson

Banks and property stocks a bright spot on Ireland’s benchmark index

Hibernia Reit chief executive Kevin Nowlan’s base salary increased 50 per cent to €450,000. Photograph: Tom Honan

Property investment company targets sharp uplift in income as it readies rent reviews

A computer generated image of the Project Waterfront development.

Northside site has planning for 420 apartments and almost 28,000sq m office space

Properties within 100m of the coast with a wide view of the sea were a third more expensive than otherwise identical properties, a report from Daft.ie found. Photograph: iStock

Proximity to blue-flag beach can increase a property’s price by €6,000, research shows

There are 8,915 young people in long-term unemployment. Photograph: iStock

Pre-budget submission says supports should include training and apprenticeships

Amazon fell on Monday amid a broader decline in tech stocks. Photograph: Abhishek N Chinnappa/Reuters

Iseq underperforms peers led lower by Bank of Ireland and Ryanair

Rupert Murdoch controls the Wireless group through News Corporation. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Company took a €13.2m charge after revaluing stations post-acquisition

A Mylan worker in one of its Dublin plants. The company is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world

Drugmaker says approving more biosimilar drugs for use here could save the State €140m a year

The McDonald’s outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fast-food restaurant receiving €1.3m refurbishment to create 30 jobs

Cook Medical has called for the  transition agreement for medical devices to be extended until at least 2025 to allow the  sector enough time to meet new UK regulatory arrangements. Photograph: iStock

Cook Medical – with over 850 staff in Limerick – says UK patients may suffer

An increase in public investment in an economy close to full employment “may require counter-vailing measures to be introduced”, a Central Bank article has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

National Development plan envisages a sharp increase in level of capital spend

Bank of Ireland chief economist Loretta O’Sullivan said the bank expected an interest rate hike in August in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank’s new prediction far surpasses estimates from European Union officials

Three Park Place on Hatch Street, Dublin  –  the new location for IDA Ireland’s headquarters.

Inward investment agency moving to new building in third quarter of next year

Patrick Atkinson: “The Americans are brilliant at not wasting a recession, they knew this was cyclical and they’d been through it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Patrick Atkinson returned to Ireland in 2015 to lead Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley just as the building trade began to boom again

Facebook shares plunged more than 18% after the social media giant said profit margins would plummet for years due to costs to improve privacy safeguards and slowing usage in its big advertising markets.  Photograph: Reuters

Dublin’s Iseq overall index advances 0.58% but underperforms European peers

The greater Dublin area accounted for 59 per cent of new supply in the last 12 months, Goodbody’s figures show. Photograph: iStock

Level of apartment construction ‘disappointingly low’, Goodbody says

The drug Truvada   came off patent in July last year, but its Irish exclusivity was extended until 2020 by a supplementary protection certificate. Photograph: Getty Images

Biopharma firm Gilead unsuccessful in patent row over its pre-exposure prophylaxis drug

Mylan is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world, treating around 40%  of people with the disease

Kit allows patients test for HIV from home, with results coming 15 minutes after testing

Kari Daniels, the new chief executive of Tesco Ireland.

Daniels will take up her new role in September

TG4 presenter Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development Sean Kyne and TG4 DG Alan Esslemont.

Irish language broadcaster last year received State grant aid of €32.7m, 89% of its income

Fáilte Ireland wants to boost the volume of conferences going to the Limerick and Shannon regions. Photograph: iStock

Tourism agency hopes to grow meeting and conference market by 55% to €1.2bn

Abbott’s Donegal site manufactures test strips used in its FreeStyle blood glucose-monitoring meters. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

US healthcare giant employs almost 3,000 people in the Republic

Keywords Studios provides services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies globally. Photograph: iStock

Dublin gaming firm with €1.15bn market value acquired another company last week

CPL Resources chief executive and founder, Anne Heraty.

Recruitment company provides staff and services to Facebook for content moderation

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Getty Images

Tullow cancelled rig contract in 2016 after Ghana set drilling moratorium

DTCC offers post-trade services to the financial services industry and its global trade repository serves around 80 per cent of the global market. Photograph: iStock

Financial services company will still retain a presence in the UK

Traffic congestion is damaging Ireland’s competitiveness, the NCC has said. Photograph: iStock

Both external and domestic threats troubling Ireland’s competitiveness

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell giving his testimony on the US economy. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

Ireland underperforms European peers although Ryanair recovers ground

CityJet announced at the Farnborough Airshow it had signed heads of terms, or a letter of intent, with Air Nostrum

Combined group will have close to 100 aircraft and will target revenues of €1bn

The household goods sector posted a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in June. Photograph: iStock

Visa index shows spending increased 5.5% in June compared to previous year

Former South African minister for finance Trevor Manuel opening a Nelson Mandela exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Lafayette Photography

Now the country’s economic envoy, the politician is on a mission to boost investment in SA

Citigroup fell the most of US financials after its revenue fell short of estimates due to lower debt underwriting. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

Little volume on Irish exchange with benchmark index up 0.38 per cent

Operating profit at The Irish Times DAC improved 143 per cent in 2017. Photograph: David Sleator

Publisher improved digital revenues and implemented cost-saving measures in 2017

The Central Bank has been working on developing the technical specifications of the database. Photograph: iStock

Motor insurance database not likely to be established until next year

The hotel sector is still a number of years from achieving sustainability in certain regions, the IHF has said. Photograph: iStock

UK tourism a ‘significant concern’ despite increase in UK tourists in May

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with EY managing partner, Frank O’Keeffe. Photograph: Maxwells

New hires to include 215 experienced candidates with average salaries of €65,000

Aminex has signed a farm out agreement related to its flagship Ntorya project in Tanzania. Photograph: iStock

Irish company has signed agreement with Oman industrial conglomerate

In 2017, the festival presented 32 productions, including 21 Irish and 11 international projects. Of the Irish productions 12 were world premieres, a fact that underlines “the festival’s strategic role in supporting Irish theatre artists to create, present and promote new work”, the directors said in their report.

Company recorded surplus of €67,641 in 2017 as ticket sales increased 3.77%

Goldman Sachs upgraded Bank of Ireland to a “buy” rating.

US investment bank upgraded BoI to a ‘buy’ rating from ‘neutral’

Glen Killane will report to director of sport Stefan Kürten and  lead the EBU’s new sport strategy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Eir Television managing director left the organisation earlier this year

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Third periodic report looking at issues including strategic communications unit

The UK’s top share index held its ground as investors assess  Theresa May’s ability to deliver a smooth exit from the EU.

Firming oil prices boost energy stocks globally; Iseq underperforms European peers

FenuHealth co-founders Annie Madden and Kate Madden.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Equine feed business was established by Meath teenage sisters Kate and Annie Madden

Andrew Yaxley, Tesco group chief product officer

Andrew Yaxley has been appointed group chief product officer

“Ulysses” has served the Dublin Holyhead route since 2001. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Ulysses’ vessel remains out of service for up to two more weeks, company said

Utmost   has grown its employee numbers from 40 three years ago to 250 people this year. Photograph: iStock

Company intends to grow its new business assets to €30 billion by end of 2019

Tony Richardson, Venn Life Sciences

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Tony Richardson, Venn Life Sciences

Damien McGovern and Pat Lynch, Compliance & Risks

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists Damien McGovern and Pat Lynch, Compliance & Risks

Mary McKenna, Tour America and Cruise Holidays:   the only female entrepreneur in the Irish travel industry to have set up a tour operator company.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Mary McKenna, Tour America, Cruise Holidays

Barry Napier, Cubic Telecom

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Barry Napier, Cubic Telecom

Neville Isdell with President Michael D Higgins on his visit to the museum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle latest celebrity guests for Neville Isdell’s Epic vision

Bombardier’s NI operations suffered in tandem with the company as a whole last year after the US department of commerce confirmed it was investigating its US trade practices. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Workforce reduction cost $16.2m for Montreal-headquartered aircraft maker

US tariffs on Chinese goods took effect on Friday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Iseq overall index again underperformed European peers, up 0.12 per cent

US tariffs on Chinese goods took affect on Friday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Market report: Iseq overall index again underperformed European peers, up 0.12 per cents

German carmakers received a boost on Thursday following a softening of rhetoric surrounding tariffs on trade. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Ireland underperformed European peers with Iseq overall falling 0.16 per cent

Sam Field Corbett of Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication acquired the ‘Naomh Eanna’ for €1 in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Owner is seeking five-year licence for berth on Liffey for ‘Naomh Eanna’

“We’re quite happy with the way Bulmers is performing right now.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bulmers returns to growth as World Cup and heatwave drive increased sales

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said further work has been commissioned on the prospects of local banking. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Scheme would cost exchequer a minimum of €170m

Permanent TSB has agreed to allow some of its distressed mortgage holders stay in their homes under a mortgage to rent scheme offered by an organisation called Home for Life. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Home for life is authorised by the Minister for Housing

Aer Lingus filled more seats on its planes than its group colleagues did in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Parent IAG flew 10.6 million people last month

John Sisk & Son: came first in “Construction Magazine” top 50 Construction Industry Federation  contractors for 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Sisk & Son Ireland’s largest construction company with turnover of €950m

German chancellor Angela Merkel (R) at the beginning of a coalition summit at the Chancellery in Berlin.

Iseq underperforms European markets, up 0.35 per cent on the day

Dublin’s IFSC, a likely benefactor of today’s move by the ISDA. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trillions of euro worth of swap contracts can now be agreed under Irish law

Workers striking outside Lloyds Pharmacy on June 22nd. Photograph: Garrett White/The Irish Times

A full day of strike action will take place this Friday involving 240 workers

Photograph: iStock

ISIF, KKR have committed additional €270m to property lender

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