Eirtech units reach €2.7m agreement with Irish Revenue

Units of Eirtech Aviation, the Shannon-based aircraft painting company, have concluded agreements with the Revenue Commissioners in relation to historical tax liabilities that have seen them hand over more than €2.7m to the authority.

Irish consumer spending increases 9.7pc in April

Consumer spending in Ireland increased at the second strongest rate of growth recorded by Visa in April.

NTMA to raise €750m in bond auction this week

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is to raise €750m from the sale of six-year treasury bonds on Thursday.

AIB reacts to new government by cutting mortgage interest rates

The State-owned banking group said its rate will come down by 0.25pc from start of July.

Former arch rivals Aer Lingus and Ryanair set to reach deal – Walsh

Ryanair is likely to feed passengers to the Aer Lingus long-haul network as part of what would be an unprecedented formal agreement between the two former arch rivals, according to IAG chief executive Willie Walsh.

Ten ways the new government plan will affect your pocket

From water charges to sugar tax, the proposed plan will impact on your wallet

Number of people signing on dole falls again in April

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell by 4,400 in April as the country’s unemployment rate dipped to 8.4pc in the month, new figures have shown.

Ryanair set to overtake EasyJet in UK – Michael O’Leary

Ryanair is on course to overtake EasyJet as the biggest airline in the UK this year, Michael O’Leary has said.

Delay in government formation hits Irish services as new business slows

Political instability may have caused a slowdown in the Irish services industry in April as growth in new business hit a 26-month low.

New Government’s rainy day fund: Five things it should not be spent on

A welcome move, the introduction of a rainy day fund by the New Government – especially after the National Pension Reserve Fund was raided to the tune of €17bn to contribute to the bailout and shore up the banks.

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