Growth in new orders among construction firms is now at a six-month high, while rising workloads led businesses in the sector to increase their staffing levels. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish construction industry got off to a “strong start” to the year, posting faster increases in activity, new orders and employment, according to(...)

The number of people shopping in main streets and retail parks across the North declined 1.2%, while shopping centres suffered a large dip of 4.4%  in consumer figures. Photograph: Getty Images

Shoppers in the North tightened their purse strings again during January, making it the eight month in a row that fewer people went out to spend cash (...)

Norwegian Air plans to double services from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State, providing twice-daily flights from the end of April. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Jan), new car sales (Jan); US consumer inflation expectations (Jan). Tuesday Results: PepsiCo, Under A(...)

Smurfit Kappa Group chairman Liam O’Mahony. The paper-based packaging group reports full-year results on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY Results: Ryanair, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Indicators: Irish services PMI (Jan); euro-zone services and composite PMI (Jan); retail sales (Dec(...)

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Results: Netflix. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Dec). Tuesday Results: EasyJet, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Procter & Gamble. (...)

Belfast docks

Output, orders and job creation in Northern Ireland grew at their fastest rates in three years during 2017, according to a new economic report which s(...)

Bank of America: it will announce its results on Wednesday

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Dec), exports and imports (Nov), balance of trade (Nov); euro zone balance of trade (Nov). Meetings: E-P(...)

Guo Ping, a deputy chairman of Chinese communicaitons giant Huawei and one of its rotating chief executives, who will  will sign a research collaboration accord with Trinity College  on Monday.

Monday December 11th Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov); US consumer inflation expectations (Nov). Meetings: Trinity and Huawei sign researc(...)

Irish inflation figures are due on Friday

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone PPI (Oct); UK construction PMI (Nov). Meetings: Agri-food conference: “Food Wise: Challenge, Ambition, Opportunity” (C(...)

Activity in manufacturing has jumped on the back of stronger client demand from both the domestic market and overseas customers. Investec’s purchasin(...)

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