Irish economy to grow 4.8% in 2016, says Central Bank

“If we look at the other emerging markets economies there are obviously very significant downside risks there as well. Another source of risk to the economy of course is coming from financial markets,” he told reporters.

Oil drops back under $30 a barrel as oversupply worries return

China’s rail freight volume, a key economic indicator, dropped 11.9pc in 2015 from a year ago, compared with a decline of 3.9pc in 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Tuesday, adding to concerns of contracting economic activity […]

Cork software firm CoreHR bought by US investors behind Everton FC bid

CoreHR, which develops and sells payroll and attendance software that is used extensively in Irish government and private multinational companies, has sold a majority interest in the company to the Baltimore-based equity firm JMI Equity. The US company has almost […]

Equifax creates 100 jobs in Dublin

Equifax said its IT talent centre, on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, will develop new solutions for its business around the world.

Facebook to build €200m data centre in Meath

Facebook has confirmed it will proceed with the construction of a new data centre in Co Meath.

New jobs initiative for Dublin aims to create 66,000 roles

The Government has announced a new jobs plan for Dublin that aims to create 66,000 roles over the coming years.

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.

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