Japan’s biggest bank to help fund building of Irish schools

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi is helping to bankroll the construction of five new schools being built in Ireland under a public-private partnership programme.

Developers change plans for Dublin development after flurry of objections

Developers Greg Kavanagh and Pat Crean have changed initial plans for a development consisting of 400 houses and apartments near St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin.

Insurers use spy gadgets to snoop on fraudsters

Private investigators are using vehicle-tracking devices to carry out illegal surveillance on insurance customers suspected of making fraudulent claims.

Irish consumer spending unaffected by Brexit

Irish consumer spending has thus far been free from the effects Brexit as spending in the second quarter of the year increased by 5pc, new research has show.

Kingspan clawing back share price drop caused by Brexit – Davy

Insulation company Kingspan has clawed back around half of its share price after it took a substantial blow following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

Germans claim Dublin is no match for Frankfurt for Brexit relocators

Dublin has less office space and higher commercial rents than Frankfurt, making it a less attractive option for business looking to relocate from post-referendum London, a German think tank has claimed.

Motor insurance soars by 70pc in just three years

Surging motor insurance premiums have seen inflation hit its highest level in three years.

Tech giant Apple granted planning permission for €850m Galway data centre

TECH giant Apple has been given the green-light to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway.

Irish economic growth close to 5pc in first half of 2016 – Davy

Ireland’s economy grew by close to 5pc in the first half of 2016 and by 6pc last year Davy Stockbrokers has said.

KBC Bank Ireland post €39.5m profit as impaired loans fall 14pc

Profits at KBC Bank Ireland rose to €39.5m in the second quarter of 2016 from €17.8m during the same period last year.

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