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.

Stock market rout: European shares rebound but gold strong as investors flee to safe havens

European shares rebounded strongly from the previous session’s steep losses on Friday, with positive results from Commerzbank and a rally in oil prices helping banks and commodity-related stocks to regain ground.

Smurfit Kappa cheers investors with strong results as it eyes Footsie listing

Share price in Dublin rises 12% after revenues jump to €8.1bn

Tullow Oil boss: small oil firms to flourish on slump

Exploration minnows – long a feature of the Irish and UK markets – could flourish as oil majors slash exploration budgets and focus on existing assets, the chief executive of Tullow Oil, Aidan Heavey has predicted.

DCC reports “very strong” profit growth in third quarter

Irish conglomerate DCC said group operating profit was “very significantly ahead” of the previous year in the three months to the end of December.

Iran offers ‘huge opportunity’ for Irish exporters

Irish exporters are missing out on a “huge opportunity” to take advantage of the newly-open economy in Iran, the head of the country’s export association has claimed.

Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups to create 1,500 jobs over three years

Over 1,500 jobs are to be created across 105 high-potential start-ups (HPSUs) over the next three years according to Enterprise Ireland.

Ryanair overtakes CRH to become Ireland’s biggest listed company

Ryanair became Ireland’s biggest indigenous company by market capitalisation yesterday, stripping CRH of the title in a dramatic change at the top as stock market turmoil continued to grip global markets.

Tourism Ireland targets 25% growth in Spanish and Italian visitors

Two new Tourism Ireland strategies were launched yesterday by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe.

Construction industry sees sharpest increase in new business for seven months

The construction industry recorded a strong pick up in activity in January, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank.

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