Declan Colley reports on the rapid rise of the new Cupra brand; Land Rover Defender reaching Ireland; VW's new plug-in hybrid; new Volvo models; and a Tipperary dealer's top prize
Shares in Cairn Homes fell 1.5% over the news “blow” that its group finance director Tim Kenny is to leave the housebuilder.
Chief executive Willie Walsh has said his IAG board heard a strong case this week from Aer Lingus bosses for further expansion out of Ireland across the Atlantic.
The threat of EU trade agreements harming Ireland’s main farming sectors has doubled, with negotiations with New Zealand moving forward rapidly.
Airbnb, the high-flying start-up for booking home rentals around the world, has ambitions to develop a slate of original shows to whet customers’ appetite for travel.
Termination of pregnancy services will be available in Ireland from January 1 - but it will be a limited service, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted.
Nationwide has chalked up another rise in profits despite enduring a hefty drop in net lending and warning over the squeeze on household spending power.
Civil servants in the North are to introduce a pay rise for health service workers that was left unimplemented due to the Stormont powersharing crisis.
A new report is highlighting the scale of death and suffering caused to civilians caught up in the war in Mosul.
Chief executive Bernard O’Byrne has revealed that Basketball Ireland (BI) will stump up the €4,000 shortfall to continue a development officer programme in Cork, mired in controversy, through the rest of this year.
British exploration firm Europa Oil and Gas is hopeful of landing a development partner for licences it holds off the Irish coast before the end of the year.
EA has confirmed that it is working with Coldwood Interactive, the developer of yarn-based puzzle Unravel, on its next project.
Motorists have been warned to expect delays and consider diversions as one of Cork City’s busiest bridges closes for two months of maintenance from Monday.
January saw further strong growth in the volume of consumer spending, cementing forecasts for growth in retail sales of up to 8% this year.
The number of reports of alleged racism received by the Immigrant Council of Ireland rose by 51% this year compared to 2013.
One of the failings of our systems for recording crime highlighted in the Garda Inspectorate Report (Irish Examiner, November 12) is the failure to accurately reflect levels of racism and hate crime.
US billionaire Donald Trump has moved to put the brakes on a giant windfarm located within sight of his Doonbeg Golf Resort, warning that the windfarm will cost jobs at the resort.
Total Produce is considering further acquisitions in both Europe and North America to expand the company and remains on track to meet its stated earnings targets for this year.
JD Sports Fashion said “significant improvement” at Blacks and Millets had lifted the outdoor brands out of the red following a two-year struggle.
Ryanair has been accused of snubbing Cork Airport during its one million passenger growth strategy triggered by the scrapping of the €3 travel tax in the budget.
Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.
Professional footballers in England and Scotland have been invited to support a campaign addressing homophobia in the game by wearing rainbow laces in their boots next weekend.
Customer numbers jumped by almost 18% at Three Ireland during the first half of 2013, with the mobile communications company also reaching break-even point — on an EBITDA basis — for the first time in its eight year history.
Tullow Oil has reached agreement to sell its operations in Bangladesh to Far Eastern exploration firm, KrisEnergy for $42.35 million (€32.4m).
The boss of frozen foods supermarket chain Iceland has apologised for comments he made about “the Irish” in a current affairs programme on the horse meat scandal.
GlaxoSmithKline has put iconic drinks Lucozade and Ribena under review as it looks for the “best ways to ensure their continued growth”.
Chambers Ireland, which represents businesses across the country, has joined the campaign to bring in laws to end the exploitation, abuse and trafficking of women and girls by criminalising the buying of sex.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reinforced his unwavering confidence in Health Minister James Reilly amid further calls for the embattled politician’s resignation.
Arsenal today received the news they have been dreading, with captain Robin van Persie confirming on his official website he would not be signing a new deal with the club.
A surge in sales in the final week before Christmas helped department store chain Debenhams weather tough autumn trading today.
Vhi Chief Executive Jimmy Tolan is to step down as a non-executive director of Fyffes, the fruit company said today.
Property consultants CBRE have welcomed the Government's decision not to review rent review provisions in existing business leases in today's Budget.
ABUSE survivors’ groups have hailed the progress made by Catholic dioceses in opening up to allow audits investigate their child protection practices.
Discount retailer Poundland said today it is serving an additional half a million customers a week as it becomes one of the few retail chains to benefit from the consumer spending squeeze.
News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has agreed to give evidence to MPs over the phone hacking scandal next week, it was announced today.
PROFITS grew by 26% at Ryanair last year, but the airline warned of flat earnings ahead in the face of rising fuel costs.
SHOPPERS have been buying fewer furniture and electrical goods over the last year as the volume of retail sales continues to slide.
SECURITY firm Netwatch are expanding in Britain having secured £1 million (€1.15m) in client orders, putting it on track to double its turnover by the end of the year.
Aer Lingus returned to profit last year despite huge disruption to business from the volcanic ash cloud and the crippled economy.
More than 150 A-level students were awarded lower grades than they achieved, an exams body admitted today.
Dairy Milk firm Cadbury set out its case for independence today as it urged shareholders not to let US giant Kraft “steal your company”.
NATIONAL Irish Bank, a subsidiary of Danske Bank, said yesterday it is setting aside €544 million in bad debt provisions following a surge in operating losses by the Irish group.
Shareholders at Independent News and Media have overwhelmingly rejected two resolutions which would have seen major change at the top of the company.
British car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to close one of its UK plants in changes outlined to workers today.
Online gaming firm PartyGaming today said its casino operations had gone from “strength to strength” after a 17% surge in average daily revenues.
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