Euro up as rate hike in 2018 is now on the cards

Mario Draghi, perhaps one of the most relaxed central-bank communicators in recent years, can stumble over his lines for once without anyone really losing the plot.

Rise in State spending ran ahead of growth last year

The rise in Government spending – led by wages – raced ahead of growth in the domestic economy last year, according to official figures.

Galway marina on 20-acre site offers ‘excellent potential’

Two years on from securing €1.7m for the 7.8-acre Lough Derg Marina in Killaloe, Co. Clare, agents CBRE are offering prospective buyers an opportunity to acquire an established private marina facility in Galway.

State has until 2020 to repay €52bn, TDs told

The State must refinance €52bn in debt by 2020 – more than the entire national debt before the financial crash, the head of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has said.

Misery index fails to convey dangerous public cynicism

WHATEVER happened to the misery index? Once upon a time a combination of inflation, unemployment and growth seemed to provide a reliable indicator of a government’s popularity.

Origin Enterprises buys assets of UK company for €21m

Irish agri group Origin Enterprises has acquired assets from UK-based Bunn Fertiliser in a deal expected to cost around £18.2m (€21m).

Grafton keen to expand after sales hit £2.5bn

Builders merchanting group Grafton has ditched its outlets in Poland but remains interested in expanding its geographic footprint in Europe, according to chief executive Gavin Slark.

Permanent TSB to look at selling off customer mortgages that are in deep arrears

State owned Permanent TSB said it will look at potentially selling off customer mortgages that are in deep arrears during 2017.

Dip in confidence as consumers worry about risks to recovery

Consumer confidence in Ireland dropped slightly in February but remains broadly positive, according to a new survey.

Ardagh fires starting gun on potential $373m stock market listing

Ardagh Group has fired the formal starting gun on an up to $373m (€352m) stock market listing in New York.

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