Irish firms increase cyber security after WannaCry attack

Almost three in four Irish companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident, according to a survey by IT solutions distributor DataSolutions.

Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage – but couldn’t find a home to buy

A big gap has opened up between the numbers getting approved to take out a mortgage and those who end up drawing one down.

Household gross disposable income up slightly

Household disposable income increased fractionally in the first three months of this year compared with the end of 2016, official data shows.

Lidl boss targets 200 Irish shops in €700m expansion

German retail chain Lidl could boost its footprint in Ireland to as many as 200 stores in a move that would probably involve an investment of at least €300m.

Businesses upbeat despite Brexit worry

The overall Economic Pulse reading in July stood at 96.6, up 0.2 points on the June figure and 6.9 points higher than the reading taken following the UK referendum to leave the European Union last year.

Weak sterling sees drop in gas prices

Weak sterling has continued to push down gas prices for Irish businesses.

New tech tricks will help target digital ads and cut wastage

If you’re targeting North America, the chances are that your digital marketing budget includes an allocation for advertising.

Bank of Ireland report underlying profit of €480m for first half of 2017

Bank of Ireland has reported an underlying profit of €480m for the first six months of this year, rounding off a busy week of results for Irish banks.

Manufacturers shrug off Brexit with 15pc hike in their output

The total value of products manufactured and sold here last year was €133.3bn – up more than 15pc on 2015, official data shows.

Facebook’s got the top social status as it leaves Twitter in the dust

Facebook’s mobile advertising business grew by more than 50pc in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of […]

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