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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a rates decision news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Markets fell as the European Central Bank disappointed those hoping for firm news of an interest rate cut on Thursday, although the bank did signal th(...)

Ambisense chief executive Stephen McNulty: the spin-out from Dublin City University   designs low-cost instruments to monitor quality levels of gas and air. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency

Suir Valley Ventures, which backs early-stage technology companies across AR/VR, fintech, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH and many of its peers were lower after the publication of US construction data.

European shares were sluggish on Wednesday as a batch of poor corporate updates added to worries about a global growth slowdown and China-US trade neg(...)

In the US, uncertainty about the impact of tropical storm Harvey pushed investors toward safe-haven assets. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Sterling-sensitive stocks such as C&C, Total Produce and Bank of Ireland were out of sorts on Monday in Dublin as the UK currency continued its lo(...)

An existing  section of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States, on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico: the new wall is required to feature an “aesthetically pleasing” colour – on the US side.  Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Wednesday marks the deadline for the hundreds of companies interested in building US president Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise – a “great, g(...)

On the border:  US Customs and Border Protection announced it will begin awarding contracts by the middle of April for Donald Trump’s proposed “great wall” to keep illegal  immigrants out of the US. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

CRH’s shares may have surged 15 per cent since Donald Trump’s election on the back of hopes that it will be a chief beneficiary from the Republican’s (...)

Concrete firm Kilsaran’s three-year deal with AirSpeed Telecom will support a variety of applications including a voice-over IP service and a fleet-tracking system for more than 300 Kilsaran vehicles.

AirSpeed Telecom has signed a €500,000 deal with concrete firm Kilsaran to install and maintain a managed wide-area network across the company’s 25(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold said the group was well-positioned to pursue acquisitions which are in line with its long-term growth strategy

Iseq heavyweight CRH said it generated €350 million from disposals last year.Chief executive Albert Manifold said the disposals left it well positione(...)

Swiss company Holcim receives more than 60 bids for assets it must sell to win approval for a merger with Lafarge. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s Holcim has received more than 60 bids for assets it must sell to win regulatory approval for a merger with Lafarge, the cement company s(...)

Holcim and Lafarge are selling assets as part of their merger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla, owner of India’s biggest cement maker, is among bidders weighing offers for all the assets being sold by Holc(...)

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