Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

Dominic Grieve told an audience in Dublin that the chances of a border poll on Irish unification ‘go up’ if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in October. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A “crash-out Brexit” would make a political crisis over the future status of Northern Ireland “more likely”, the Conservative MP and former UK attorne(...)

Brexit implications and house prices continue to be key topics of  market attention.

Monday Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Jun); German imports and exports (May), industrial production (May); US consumer infl(...)

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Monday Indicators: UK distributive trades (Jun); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Jun). Meetings: Beyond Brexit: Where (...)

The coal and peat industries must be phased out, while oil imports are radically reduced. We also need to transition from beef farming to more sustainable uses of land.

We are hurtling towards a climate breakdown. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed 415 parts per million for the first time in hum(...)

Sherry FitzGerald chairman Mark FitzGerald: he  will speak at the Property Industry Ireland Conference  about the future of the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MONDAY Indicators: euro zone labour cost index and wage growth (Q1). Meetings: Wind Energy Science Conference (University College Cork); Finance M(...)

Former US secretary of state John Kerry expected at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty

Monday Indicators: UK GDP (Apr), construction orders (Q1), construction output (Apr), manufacturing and industrial production (Apr); US consumer infl(...)

 Ryanair:  Among a number of airlines whose stocks rose on the back of the Brexit extension. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Monday Results: Ryanair. Indicators: German PPI (Apr). Meetings: Digiday Brand Summit Europe (Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow); Future Heal(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘The legitimate rights of Turkey and the Northern Cypriot Turks over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean are not open to argument. Our country is determined to defend its rights and those of Cypriot Turks.’ Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout/Reuters

The publication by the Institute of International and European Affairs of a new analysis of Irish neutrality by Prof Patrick Keatinge is timely. It co(...)

Li Yong of Unido is on a visit to Ireland that will also incorporate a talk at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin

MONDAY Results: Citigroup, Goldman Sachs. Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Jan). Meetings: Institute for International and European Affairs ((...)

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