Ulster Bank to provide funding to young social innovators in new initiative

The partnership will see Ulster Bank provide funding to YSI, which is a programme that looks to foster social innovation from a young age.

Nua Healthcare announces creation of 800 new jobs while Veolia adds 300 staff

The jobs will be introduced through the planned development of the company’s new residential and day care facilities. 300 of the new positions are expected to be delivered over the course of this year.

Business sentiment at highest level in nine years

Activity levels across firms operating in the economy continued to increase as the year drew to a close, but the pace of growth was only fractionally ahead of the previous three months.

European shares bounce back from lows despite China growth figures

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.4 percent by 0820 GMT after slipping to a 13-month low in the previous session.

Self-employed see earnings rise at faster rate than wages

The self-employed sector of the economy is feeling the benefit of a big jump in earnings as recovery intensifies, new figures suggest. The savings rate is also rising sharply.

Government aims to create 50,000 jobs this year

The majority of roles that will be created under the 2016 Action Plan for Jobs will be in the private sector.

TTM to create 500 jobs in five years after Broadlake investment

The move will see Broadlake take a 30pc stake in TTM, which recruits specialist healthcare professionals in both Ireland and the UK.

Oil slides to lowest since 2003 as Iran sanctions lifted

The United States on Saturday revoked sanctions that had slashed Iran’s oil exports by around 2 million barrels per day (bpd) since its pre-sanctions 2011 peak to little more than 1 million bpd.

Government unveils €40m regional jobs fund

The Government has announced a new €40 million regional fund to boost job creation outside of Dublin.

IAG signs South America flight deal with LATAM

The agreement centers around flights between Europe and South America, benefiting customers by providing better links between the two locations and offering a greater choice of flights.

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