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President of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council of Europe, Karin Ahl: “I think you’re hesitating [in Ireland] because you can’t really see the added value for the moment.”

The president of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council of Europe, Karin Ahl has claimed Ireland’s broadband services will suffer a debilitating (...)

A logo sits on a sign outside a Co-Operative Bank Plc bank branch as a British union flag flies above in Keighley, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Bloomberg

The UK’s Co-operative Group has said it is selling its farming business and looking at offloading its pharmacies after a banking crisis that ha(...)

Between November and January, visitors to Ireland increased by 102,500 on the same period the previous year, to 1.35 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There were 102,500 more visitors to Ireland from abroad in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the same period in 2012, a rise of 8.2 p(...)

Alex Salmond, Scotlands first minister, claims the pound sterling is the common property of  Scotland and England. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The image that comes to mind is of schoolboys squabbling in the playground. Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, proclaims that the pound(...)

The UK’s housing market recovery sped up last year after the government launched a scheme to help struggling house buyers to obtain mortgages, shoring up demand for the homes built by the likes of Taylor Wimpey. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Taylor Wimpey said it would return £250 million (€304 million) to shareholders over the next two years after the UK’s recovering housing marke(...)

Dixons is discussing a deal  with Carphone Warehouse that would create a new £3.5 billion force in the electrical retailing sector.

Five years ago, Dixons could have been snapped up for less than £250 million (€303 million). By late 2008 its shares had slithered to an all-ti(...)

Ulster Bank staff must be dreading Thursday when Ross McEwan, chief executive of its parent company Royal Bank of Scotland, will outline the results of its five-month strategic review of group operations.

Ulster Bank staff must be dreading Thursday when Ross McEwan, chief executive of its parent company Royal Bank of Scotland, will outline the re(...)

At the announcement of results, CRH’s Albert Manifold said: “We invested in unsustainable trends. We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We invested in bubbles.”

Albert Manifold was unequivocal yesterday in diagnosing the group’s boomtime errors that led to the decision to sell off a tenth of its poorest-per(...)

Irish and Spanish subsidiaries of CRH are likely to be among an initial 45 business
es
 units worth ¤1.5
billion that the building materials giant has identified for sale, following the outcome of a portfolio review announced alongside the group’s annual results yesterday.

Irish and Spanish subsidiaries of CRH are likely to be among an initial 45 business units worth €1.5 billion that the building materials giant has (...)

Dead horses lie covered adjacent to wrecked cars at the scene of an IRA car bombing when the Household Cavalry was passing, in Hyde Park, London, in 1982. Photograph: PA

John Downey had no more reasons for concern than any other airline passenger as he was on his way to catch a connecting flight to Greece at Gat(...)

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