One of the world’s largest oil companies, France’s Total has signed two commercial development deals with Irish exploration company Providence Resources – a move which sent the latter’s shares soaring as much as 11% yesterday.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
The European Commission’s probe into Ireland and the soft deal tax the country allegedly struck with Apple – which is about to enter its 23rd month – could take as long to complete as the end of this year, a leading economist has said.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited – QIHL — the packaging and construction products group to which founder and former tycoon Seán Quinn returned to work over a year ago — said profits, sales and jobs had all increased as it planned further significant investments in its operations.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
CRH’s €6.5bn acquisition of certain assets offloaded by European cement giant LafargeHolcim – which completed, slightly ahead of schedule, this week – could enhance its earnings by more than 30% over the next year, it has been claimed.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015
NTR – the wind farm, water treatment and roads investment conglomerate — has said it is still on course for another tens of million-euro payout to its warring shareholders later this year —after completing the sale of wind turbines in the US.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2015
REVENUES at the Irish radio division of UTV Media – which includes FM104 and Q102 in Dublin and Cork stations 96FM and C103 – fell by 2%, on a year-on-year basis, in the first 10 months of the year and is expected to continue in this vein until the end of the year.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
THE recapitalisation of the country’s two main banks – AIB and Bank of Ireland – has improved the flow of credit to the small business sector, according to the body which was established to oversee corporate lending patterns of NAMA-related banks.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
IT is a sad indication of how low our politicians’ stock has fallen that, despite repeated denials by Taoiseach Brian Cowen and a good number of his senior colleagues, it is difficult to dismiss the possibility that Ireland might have to turn to the EU or the International Monetary Fund – or both – to sustain even the most basic functions of this society.
Tue, 16 Nov, 2010
Dublin: UPC Ireland – the multi-disciplined communications company which owns the Chorus/NTL brand – has reported a 9.3% year-on-year increase in total third-quarter subscriber numbers to 762,700, as interest in its bundled offering of television, Internet and telephone services grows.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
IRISH oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic – which has its main operational focus in North Africa and the Mediterranean – has appointed former Tullow Oil chief financial officer, Tom Hickey, as its corporate development officer. Mr Hickey joins the Petroceltic board with immediate effect and will take up his new role at the beginning of next month.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
BRITISH pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) – in which Irish financiers John Magnier and JP McManus have a sizable shareholding through their Elpida investment vehicle – has reported a 2% year-on-year increase in sales for the 12 months to the middle of September.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2010
THE latest quarterly findings of InterTrade Ireland – the North-South trade and business development body – show that the recession has hit firms harder than initially envisaged; with 28% of companies saying they failed to remain profitable.
Tue, 14 Sep, 2010
DIGICEL – the international mobile communications operator owned by Denis O’Brien – has announced a 10% rise in its subscriber base over the past 14 months, bringing its customer numbers past 11 million.
Thu, 02 Sep, 2010
SPANISH bank Banco Santander – Europe’s biggest – is the front runner to buy AIB’s stake in Polish bank Zachodni WBK, in a head-to-head bidding war Poland’s biggest bank PKO BP which could garner €2.5 billion for the troubled Irish bank.
Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
URUGUAY coach Oscar Tabarez said his side had been insulted by claims they would play for a draw against Mexico – and duly proved it as a first-half from Luis Suarez was enough to help Uruguay secure top spot in Group A and progress into the last 16 of the World Cup.
Wed, 23 Jun, 2010
SMALL firms’ lobby group ISME has said it doubts the country’s two main banks – AIB and Bank of Ireland – will accurately fulfil their requirement of making a combined €12bn in new credit available to the SME sector over the next two years.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
DSG INTERNATIONAL – the electrical goods retailer which operates the Currys and PC World chains – has announced that current trading is ahead of its previous expectations, across all of its geographical markets, due mainly to strong Christmas sales.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2010