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Ryanair joined several aviation stocks that got lift off from the Brexit deadline extension

Travel stocks gained extra mileage from the Brexit deadline extension on a day that markets rose across Europe. Indications from European Central Ban(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark:  acquisition is “a unique opportunity”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish builders’ merchanting and DIY company Grafton Group has agreed to acquire Netherlands-based Polvo for €131 million. The deal, which is on a de(...)

Kristina McElroy and Yomiko Chen: On McElroy’s 65th birthday, she was delighted to be a finalist in a UCD young fashion designer’s competition. Her design, a pink party dress, had an Japanese style obi belt. Photograph: Lilly Rose

Kristina McElroy has been drawn to the colour brown these past few months. It was big at the Paris fabric show she visited last year. Since then it’s (...)

Earnings from one of the Iseq’s most significant component companies boosted the index by 0.76 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish stocks were a bright spot among peers on Thursday as global equities declined on the back of an abrupt ending to US president Donald Trump’s mee(...)

“Brexit could bring speed bumps but if you look at the size of the UK markets I’d see it only as a speed bump,” said Gavin Slark. Photograph: iStock

A hard Brexit is unlikely to adversely affect Irish building materials company Grafton Group, its chief executive has said. After the builders’ merch(...)

Bank of Ireland  forecasts profit after tax of €765 million, an 11 per cent increase on 2017. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Monday Results: Bank of Ireland, Hammerson. Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (Jan). It is a big week for Irish lenders, with Bank of Ireland, A(...)

Grainne Wynne, Beautiful South, Rathmines

Grainne Wynne was a stay-at-home mother of two when her husband’s business folded and she had to return to work. Having previously spent years working(...)

Choosing a further- or higher-education college is not as straightforward as choosing where to go on holiday. Photograph: iStock

Going to college isn’t cheap. First, there’s the cost of registration fees, currently capped at €3,000. Then students need to shell out for books, acc(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has appointed a meditor to examine employment conditions in English-language schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The scope for setting new minimum employment standards for teachers in the English language education sector is to explored by a Government-appointed (...)

Housebuilders Glenveagh and Cair offer the highest upsides, according to Irish stock market analysts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stock bargain-hunters out in these early days of January seem to have spotted value in Dublin – home to Europe’s second-worst performing market index (...)

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