Sr Irene Gibson, a Carmelite nun of the Holy Face of Jesus, is  pictured leaving Skibbereen District Court with Sr Annemarie Loeman on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

A nun has been given nine months to find a new place to live and worship after a judge accepted she had made a genuine effort to dismantle a hermitage(...)

Investors are betting that Christine Lagarde’s nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank will extend an era of ultra-loose monetary policy in the euro zone.

Irish long-term interest rates have hit a record low as the global bond market enjoyed a powerful rally on Wednesday. Investors are betting that Chris(...)


The National Asset Management Agency (Nama), which last week upgraded its lifetime profit forecast to €4 billion, is on track to beat that new project(...)

 Cairn Homes construction site: three founding directors raised €22.8 million by selling 17 million shares they’d secured since its 2015 flotation. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Having lost 43 per cent of its value in 2018, Cairn Homes’ share price recovery in first few months of this year was impressive – fuelled in no small (...)

Ires Reit, which is due to add 955 units to its current stock, has a “strong balance sheet” to support portfolio growth, Investec said.

Some €7 billion of institutional capital is chasing build-to- rent assets in the Republic, a new report claims. In a note to investors, Investec sugg(...)

Dublin’s river Liffey. Hibernia sold 77 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south side of the river for €35.5 million after buying it in February last year for €28 million, a decent return for little more than a year. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Shareholders will presumably be happy that Hibernia Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) plans returning to them the €35 million it made from selling a(...)

Amber Rudd’s return to the UK cabinet on Friday buoyed Theresa May and allowed for relative calm in financial markets. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Market concerns dissipated somewhat on Friday after UK prime minister Theresa May received support from key Brexiteers including Michael Gove and reap(...)

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The services sector continued to grow in August, shaking off a four-month low in July and a dip in the growth of new export business last month. The (...)

A  report shows that new order growth in the manufacturing sector quickened to the fastest in the year so far in August.

Activity in the Irish manufacturing sector gained momentum in August, reaching a seven-month high on the back of sharp increases in both output and ne(...)

The Investec PMI report for July shows that confidence is highest in the technology sector

Growth in the services sector slowed to a four-month low in July, but has still been expanding on a monthly basis for six years. The latest Investec S(...)

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