The Paddy Power-Betfair merger: why now?
Betfair boss Breon Corcoran and Paddy Power go back a long way.
Betfair boss Breon Corcoran and Paddy Power go back a long way.
Taxpayers have been hit with paper losses of around €10m on government investments in Chinese equities in the last fortnight - only to regain millions on Thursday and Friday.
Diageo is trialling a new, revolutionary non-alcoholic version of the iconic Guinness stout in Asia, as it seeks to counter a growing government campaign against excessive alcohol consumption in the region.
Latest figures show that more than one in five young people in Ireland are currently unemployed - a jobless rate which is double that of the overall population, at 10pc.
Plans for a new start-up hub in the capital have fallen apart after Dublin City Council and the hub's founders failed to reach agreement over a bank guarantee.
Businessman Jim Treacy, the former owner of the high-profile Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland, is vying to regain control of one of the busiest SuperValu stores in the country, for over €10m, the Irish Independent has learned.
Operating losses at Dublin-based mining firm Kenmare Resources widened to $27.1m in the first half of this year from $17.8m a year earlier as it struggled with power supply issues and depressed demand for global mineral resources.
Bank of Ireland is likely to restart dividend payments with a "modest" initial payout of 93 cents per share for 2016, Davy Stockbrokers has said.
After wild swings over the past few days, European stocks ended up posting their first weekly gain since China devalued its currency.
CRH - Ireland's biggest company - is on the cusp of a "very significant growth period" and will benefit from an upswing in US construction activity that could last a decade, according to chief executive Albert Manifold.
Growth in freight and passenger numbers have helped Irish Continental Group, which operates the Irish Ferries network, more than double its operating profits during the first half the year to €16.4m.
It's quite likely that some readers, sitting on a wage packet that's remained static for a number of years now, will curse when reading this.
Chef Richard Corrigan said yesterday "I'm a lucky dude" as pre-tax profits at his UK restaurant business hit almost €750,000.
Shares in builders' merchant and DIY specialist group Grafton closed up 6.1pc yesterday after the company said operating profit for the first half of the year rose by more than a fifth.
Jameson whiskey has seen its global development boost the profits of Pernod Ricard as 2014/15 saw volume growth for the Irish spirit rise by 8.5pc for the year.
The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) has announced 50 new jobs in the food and medicine research sector in Cork.
Irish fruit company Fyffes posted a half-year pre-tax profit of €30.8m as the company increased prices in Q2 to tackle the effect of the strong dollar.
Ireland's biggest listed company CRH has agreed to buy US glazing products manufacturer CRL for $1.3bn.
Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group trebled first-half operating profit from €5.2m to €16.4m.
Irish builders' merchanting and DIY company Grafton Group, which owns Woodie's DIY, posted a 21pc operating profit jump in the first half of the year, making £61.2m.
Financial services group IFG has agreed to sell its Irish insurance business, with the deal expected to close in the last quarter of the year.
The Central Bank is creating a number of new senior roles within its monetary policy division as part of the wide-ranging review of the organisation.
Irish-based travel software firm Datalex grew revenues 3pc to $20.8m (€18.3m) in the first six months of the year.
Ulster Bank has become the latest organisation to dramatically upgrade its growth forecast for Ireland this year.
Blockbuster movies, including the latest instalments from the 'X-Men', above, 'Spider-man' and 'Transformer' franchises contributed to pre-tax profits at Irish Multiplex Cinemas more than doubling to €850,379 last year.
Dublin has won the right to host the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) which will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin.
Timing is everything when it comes to selling. Finance minister Michael Noonan will be painfully aware of that as he watches international stock markets heading south.
Colourful bookmaker Paddy Power has agreed in principle the key terms of a possible merger with internet betting exchange Betfair.
Irish-based travel software firm Datalex grew revenues 3pc to $20.8m in the first six months of the year.
FOUR US investment firms have bid for the biggest loan portfolio Nama has brought to market so far.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has predicted the "mother and father" of all fare wars this winter as airlines prepare pitched battles to control Europe's skies.
Prominent members in the food and drink industry have urged the Government to reduce the existing excise rate, saying it has damaged Ireland's image abroad.
Property giant Kennedy Wilson has been given the go-ahead for a major refurbishment of the State's oldest shopping centre, situated in Stillorgan on Dublin's southside.
Pre-tax losses at Aircoach fell dramatically last year after a jump in revenues.
Losses continued to mount last year at the ethical clothing company founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.
The worst day for European equities since the financial crisis gave way to the biggest rebound in four years yesterday.
Two of the country's leading property developers have revealed details of corporate hospitality lavished on them and their associates by banks during the boom.
The Central Bank and Financial Regulator had "minimal" contact with AIB over its lending policy in 2007, and it was not until late 2008 that they began to get heavily involved in the bank's loanbook, according to AIB's former chief credit officer.
Cavan-based insulation giant Kingspan has earmarked €20m for its initial expansion into Mexico - which it expects to enter in 2016 or 2017, according to chief executive Gene Murtagh.
Eircom has awarded €101,535 to 10 Irish companies located in Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and Dublin as part of its Digital Boost initiative.
Vodafone is set to release a host of new data centre services for business and public sector clients this October.
The George Osborne road show kicks off this week, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, below, sets out to convince colleagues in various European capitals why they should be supporting Britain's push for reform within the European Union.
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