Wholesale gas price at six-year low

Prices are 40pc lower compared with average January prices for the previous three years (2013-2015), and have reached a six-year low.

€550m to be invested in new North South co-operating programmes

The money will be spent across a series of cross-border initiatives in the above regions.

Hibernia completes €60m acquisition of Hardwicke House and Montague House

The firm initially acquired an interest in the properties by way of secured loans of €18.2m in May 2014 with an option to take full ownership by mid-2016.

Pepper Homeloans to offer mortgages in Ireland

The Irish subsidiary of Australian listed financial services group Pepper is set to offer home loans here from February 1st through a small group of brokers.

Digital Marketing Institute announces 34 new jobs

The firm, which was originally set up in 2013 by Irish entrepreneurs Ian Dodson and Anthony Quigley, has more than doubled its workforce since its inception and is now looking to add even more. The DMI reported an 86pc increase […]

Davos 2016: Ireland’s economic recovery ‘model’ for other European countries

Five years ago the country was being “hammered” under the Troika, the Taoiseach said. The recovery since then included winning popular support for the Fiscal Compact Treaty Referendum, the kind of hard option regarded as politically impossible by many elsewhere, […]

Netigate opens headquarters in Cork, Boxever adding 100 jobs

The new roles will be spread out across sales, technical support and account management.

Ulster Bank to provide funding to young social innovators in new initiative

The partnership will see Ulster Bank provide funding to YSI, which is a programme that looks to foster social innovation from a young age.

Nua Healthcare announces creation of 800 new jobs while Veolia adds 300 staff

The jobs will be introduced through the planned development of the company’s new residential and day care facilities. 300 of the new positions are expected to be delivered over the course of this year.

Business sentiment at highest level in nine years

Activity levels across firms operating in the economy continued to increase as the year drew to a close, but the pace of growth was only fractionally ahead of the previous three months.

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