The Irish Road Haulage Association says the Calais migrant crisis is having a detrimental affect on exports.

RBS blames banking failure on cyber attack

RBS has blamed a cyber attack for the IT failure that left many customers unable to access their online banking yesterday morning.

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IAG reports 40% rise in profit

The potential new owner of Aer Lingus, IAG, has posted a 40% increase in operating profits.

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Boucher refuses to be drawn on BoI mortgage rates

The head of Bank of Ireland Richie Boucher has refused to be drawn on whether the bank plans to bring down their variable mortgage rates.

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Bank of Ireland pre-tax profits rise more than €300m

Bank of Ireland's pre-tax profit almost doubled to €725m in the first six months of this year.

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Lloyds profits rise despite PPI bill

Lloyds Banking Group has added £1.4bn to its bill for compensating customers mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

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Council urges more investment to continue rise in employment

The National Competitiveness Council is warning that Ireland's employment growth is under threat unless there is more investment in transport, energy and broadband. ...

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Shell helps fuel London market rise

Market heavyweights Royal Dutch Shell and British Gas owner Centrica took the spotlight today after both firms unveiled large jobs losses.

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Irish economy back at 2007 size, CSO figures show

The Irish economy grew faster than expected last year, according to official figures from the CSO - and is now at pre-financial crisis size.

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One third of state's strategic bank loans went to agriculture

The agriculture sector accounted for nearly a third of all loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland in its first four months.

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Shell to cut 6,500 jobs

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has said it plans to cut 6,500 jobs this year.

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Galaxy S6 fails to save Samsung's quarterly earnings

Electronics giant Samsung has reported a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in the smartphone industry. ...

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Facebook results excel on user base and ad growth

Facebook has surpassed expectations on all fronts in its second quarter.

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Barclays chief signals more job losses despite profit rise

Barclays boss John McFarlane has signalled more job cuts to come at the bank as he set out plans to ramp up earnings growth and squeeze costs after half-year profits ...

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde hopeful of global economic recovery

The world economy is recovering but is still fragile and “faces some downside risks”, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde.

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18% rise in Sky profits as customer numbers surge

Sky has posted an 18% rise in profits, and seen the best customer growth in 11 years.

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Builders call for lower levies to allow more houses to be built

The Construction Industry Federation is warning the Government it must help reduce the cost of building a house if it wants to meet its housing targets.

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Aer Lingus revenue up 7.1% in three months to end June

Aer Lingus' revenue grew by 7.1% in the three months to the end of June, but profits fell slightly.

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90 new jobs in TheBestOf franchise company

A franchise company is creating 90 new jobs all over the country.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 launches

Microsoft's Windows 10 officially launched overnight, although many users won't get it straight away.

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Twitter revenue grows sharply, but user growth stays low

Twitter has failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter, even as revenue grew sharply.

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Ladbrokes on course to exit examinership as High Court approves investment scheme

The High Court has today approved an investment scheme for Ladbroke Ireland Ltd, which is in examinership.

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Local jobs promised as Weston Aviation plans new centre at Cork Airport

Weston Aviation has signed a long-term contract to open a new business aviation centre at Cork Airport, it was announced today.

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BP announces $4.2bn loss as oil prices continue to fall

Oil giant BP swung to a US$4.2bn loss in the first six months of the year after taking another €9.8bn hit from its Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil prices continued ...

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Share values plummet as China stock market suffers biggest fall since 2007

Chinese stocks suffered a huge blow as the Shanghai share index recorded its biggest one-day fall since early 2007.

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Greece's ex-finance minister Varoufakis 'made plan to bring back drachma'

Greece's former finance minister has admitted he had begun planning to leave the euro and reintroduce the drachma.

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IBEC says Government must compete strongly with UK

IBEC is warning the Government that Ireland risks being outmanoeuvred in business by the UK if our tax system is not reformed.

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Ryanair reports 25% profits rise

Ryanair has reported a 25% increase in first-quarter net profit.

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