Ulster Bank approved by SBCI to offer low-cost loans

Ulster Bank is the fifth lender to win approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to SMEs.

Jobs boost for Dublin with 520 new positions announced

Software company Oracle has announced 450 jobs for “cloud sales professionals” in Dublin.

Food and drink exports hit record high of €10.8bn last year

New figures from Bord Bia show exports to the US increased by 40% Irish food and drink exports rose by more than 3 per cent to a record high of €10.8 billion last year, according to new figures from Bord […]

Oil could crash to $10 a barrel, petrol prices could fall to 2009 levels

Oil prices have crashed to below $30-a-barrel amid warnings the rout could reach as low as $10 and bring down petrol prices to levels last seen in 2009.

Concern for Irish exporters as sterling takes fresh pounding

The value of sterling against the dollar fell to a five and a half year low yesterday and held at six-month lows against the euro on the back of disappointing industrial production figures. Manufacturing endured its largest fall in over […]

Record year for Dublin Port as trade increases 6.4pc

Dublin Port Company experienced a record year for trade in 2015 as trade grew by 6.4pc, according to new figures published by the firm.

Ireland gets latest mega-corporation as Shire buys up Baxalta

Shire has won over Baxalta by adding cash to sweeten a takeover bid worth about $32bn in a deal that will create the world’s biggest maker of drugs for rare diseases.

Science Foundation Ireland to invest €28m in research equipment and facilities

The Department of Jobs has announced a new €28m investment through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in research equipment and facilities that will benefit some 21 projects.

Workers to save up to €500 next year under FG tax plan

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is pinning Fine Gael’s re-election prospects on a new cut to the deeply unpopular Universal Social Charge (USC) which will leave workers up to €500 better off next year.

Government aims to create 25,000 jobs in Mid East region by 2020

The Government has outlined the latest in its series of regional job plans, aiming to create an additional 25,000 jobs in the Mid East of the country over the next four years.

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