Cast-iron cooker maker AGA Rangemaster said the appetite of householders for buying kitchen appliances was growing despite uncertainties around interest rates and the mortgage market.


Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary, left, and chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs   at the Westbury Hotel, where the airline announced nine new routes. Picture: Laura Hutton

Ryanair to target Aer Lingus passengers on Brussels route

Ryanair is moving into the business passenger market and taking on Aer Lingus in one of its most profitable routes.

HP Chief Executive Meg Whitman. Picture: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

HP chief aims to steady turnround

Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman is benefiting from a surge in PC sales. Now she needs to show she can make progress in other businesses, including software and services.

The interior of the Limerick toll tunnel. Picture: Google Street View

Revenue and losses on rise at Limerick toll tunnel

Pre-tax losses at the firm that operates the tolled €810m Limerick tunnel last year continued to mount.


ExamTime looks at premium subscriptions for cash growth

Boasting almost 200,000 active users at the height of its business in May, Irish tech start-up ExamTime is positioning itself to monetise its extensive user base as it launches its full service this week.


Rail action will ‘damage economy, exporters’

Proposed industrial action on the country’s rail network will damage the economy, stunt recent freight growth and cause exporters to question the viability of rail, according to the head of the Irish Exporters Association.


18,500 M&As worth €1.28trn so far this year

Nearly 18,500 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worth $1.7trn (€1.28trn) have been completed this year.

Alan McQuaid: ECB's options are dwindling

ECB ‘is in a policy no man’s land’ over economy

Boxed in by its own plans, bombarded with news of a stagnating eurozone and facing strong opposition from the continent’s economic powerhouse, the European Central Bank is in a policy no-man’s-land as its options to revive the region’s economic fortunes dwindle.

Bernard McNamara's firm did not take up  legal title.

Firm ‘has interest’ in property

A Bernard McNamara company, Aroana Limited now in Nama, paid €9.16m in 2005 for the former Scottish Legal Life-owned premises at 18/19 College Green, Dublin, and never took up legal title to it, the High Court was told yesterday.


Allergan ‘not in talks to acquire Salix’

Allergan is not in active talks to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals, people with knowledge of the matter said, though the drugmakers have discussed a deal.