Law firm taps ex-Central Bank regulator

Law firm Eversheds has appointed former Central Bank official Ciaran Walker as a consultant.

Ryanair fares to fall more than expected as O’Leary bemoans weak sterling

The weak sterling is playing havoc with Ryanair’s earnings as the airline has predicted its average fares to fall by between 13pc and 15pc.

Explosion in numbers renting means 850,000 people are now tenants

There has been an explosion in the number of people renting as the housing crisis worsens.

Lidl to add 100 new jobs as company prepares to roll out four new stores

German supermarket chain Lidl is to add 100 new jobs at four new stores set to open over the coming months.

Epayment firm ACI opens new data centre, creates 50 jobs

Electronic payment company ACI Worldwide has opened a new state-of-the-art data centre in Limerick with the aim of expanding the firm’s capabilities in Europe.

More applying for insolvency deals, but fewer arrangements put in place

THE number of financially-stretched people applying for a State-sanctioned debt deals has doubled. But the actual number of deals put in place is down.

ABP buys its third production facility in Poland

Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group, the international meat, pet food and renewables business, has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a production facility in the east of the country.

Samsung flags €4.8bn profit hit from Note 7 failure

Samsung on Friday said it expected to take a hit to its operating profit of about $3bn over the next two quarters due to the discontinuation of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

New homes soar €45,000 in the hours after Budget

Developers and estate agents have denied that hikes of up to €45,000 on house prices just hours after the Budget are linked to a grant scheme to help first time buyers.

Mitsubishi takes majority share in Irish energy firm

Mitsubishi Corporation has taken a majority share in Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute that will see it expand its operations beyond the eight European markets it currently operates in.

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