Shannon Foynes Port has near record-breaking year for trade

Port company handled 11.1m tonnes in 2015, up 1m tonnes from previous year

Oil reverses gains on signs Iran will not back output freeze

Oil prices fell, reversing gains earlier in the session, on signs that Iran will not join in a deal between Saudi Arabia, Russia and other producers to freeze oil output at January levels, keeping the current oversupply in place.

European shares rise as energy and mining stocks climb

European stock markets rose on Tuesday, helped by stronger energy stocks which gained ground as oil prices surged on the possibility of output cuts.

Lack of engineering and surveyor grads a ‘critical concern’ for Ireland’s future

The lack of graduates emerging from construction-related courses has become a ‘critical concern’ for Ireland’s future, according to a series of engineering and surveyor groups.

200 new jobs created in Tipperary and Dublin

Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, the laboratory quality controls firm, has announced the creation of 60 new jobs over the next two years in Ballina, County Tipperary, while a new nursing home was opened on the Finglas Road, creating 140 jobs.

Swissport and APC create 300 new jobs in Dublin

APC, the Irish pharmaceutical company, and Swissport, the ground handling services firm at Dublin Airport, have announced the creation of 300 new jobs.

Irish Life in talks to buy Aviva

Canadian-owned Irish Life is looking to acquire Ireland’s third-biggest health insurer, Aviva, it is understood.

Dairy exports won’t be hurt by a Brexit – Ornua director

Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products believes its market access into the UK won’t be hit in the event of a British exit from the European Union.

Euro zone GDP grows as expected in fourth quarter

GDP in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 % quarter-on-quarter, new figures show

Germany expects a deal with Ireland to share flow of Middle East migrants – Kerber

Germany expects to strike a deal in March to get Ireland other European Unions nations to accept a share of the growing flow of migrants from the Middle East, the head of the country’s biggest employers group said in Dublin.

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