Mid-market deals double to €6.2bn
TOTAL Europe-wide financial services M&As slipped 46pc to €10.9bn in Q2 but deals worth less than €1bn rose from €3bn in Q2 2009 to €6.2bn in 2010, said PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Permanent fund attracts €100m
JUST a fortnight after its launch, Permanent TSB's Interest First account has attracted more than €100m. The one-year fixed interest term account, which gives customers interest within one month rather than at the end of the year, has drawn average savings of €58,400 from 1,812.
Vodafone cuts carbon by 34pc
Vodafone Ireland has won the Chambers Ireland Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility award after cutting its carbon footprint by 34pc. Pictured above are Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Minister Pat Carey, Vodafone Ireland boss Jeroen Hoencamp, Vodafone CR manager Laura Turk-ington and Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot.