The US stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note today, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big US companies.

Fyffes merger with Chiquita fails

A deal to create the world’s largest banana company has collapsed after shareholders of US firm Chiquita rejected a merger with Fyffes.


Revenue chief expects EU role in forming new Irish corporate tax policies

The head of the Revenue Commissioners Josephine Feehily has said the EU will probably have some role in designing Ireland's new corporate tax policies.


Minister hopeful after trade mission to Turkey

The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, says he is confident a trade mission to Turkey will result in new business and partnerships.


Aer Lingus Regional begins service to Leeds Bradford Airport

Aer Lingus Regional’s new service to Leeds Bradford Airport, operated by Stobart Air, has commenced from Dublin Airport.



Payment company boss Roden wins Entrepreneur of the Year

The CEO of Ding payment services Mark Roden has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.


Irish bank 'set to fail stress test'

It has been reported that one of the banks owned by the taxpayer is set to fail the ECB's stress tests this weekend.