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Selling Aer Lingus to Willie Walsh is not just about money

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Comment via Twitter Slowly the tide is coming in – Aer Lingus seems destined to be taken over by British Airways’ parent group International Airlines Group (IAG). It has made two offers for the Irish … Continue reading

Will the Windows 10 effect be enough to revitalise Microsoft?

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent Such was its excitement about unveiling Windows 10, it took Microsoft more than two whole hours to tell us all about it on Wednesday night. That’s a very long time to show off … Continue reading

Is an increase in science funding on the way?

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent In the media game, the end of one year and the start of another is often characterised by organisations holding briefings where they look back at their achievements during the twelve months past … Continue reading

Brian Cowen has even more banking questions to answer

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By David Murphy, Business Editor Comment via twitter to @davidmurphyRTE Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan’s lively and candid testimony to the Banking Inquiry has increased the pressure on Brian Cowen to give a full account of the night of the … Continue reading

Astute consumers benefit from lower oil prices

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By David Murphy, Business Editor This week the price of oil dipped below $50 a barrel. Many observers don’t believe the commodity will remain at this level for a long period. It has been a dramatic collapse – prices peaked … Continue reading

IMF staff like the Central Bank’s mortgage plans

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent Staff at the International Monetary Fund have voiced support for the Central Bank’s plans to cap loan-to-value and loan-to-income levels for new mortgages. It has also commended its flexible approach to the limits. But it … Continue reading

Central Bank sells €0.5 billion of IBRC bonds – to the NTMA

Posted on by Sean Whelan

The Central Bank has sold half a billion euro worth of IBRC bonds – the debt instrument that replaced the promissory notes used to fund the losses of Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide building Society. The bonds were bought … Continue reading

Questions & Answers on the Banking Inquiry

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By Business Editor David Murphy Why is the Bank Inquiry important? The banking crisis cost a gross €64bn, wrecked Ireland’s reputation and set back the lives of thousands of people who suffered the loss of employment and higher taxes. Four … Continue reading

2014′s highs and lows in Science & Tech

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent It’s awards season. That time of the year, when organisations everywhere reflect on the 12 months past, and acknowledge the achievements of their members and others. So not to be out done, the … Continue reading

Realities of regulation causing unease

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David Murphy, Business Editor During the crash critics rightly complained that poor financial regulation had allowed the banks run wild, pitching the financial system into the abyss. The new regime at the Central Bank, led by Governor Patrick Honohan, has … Continue reading

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