Furniture and lighting sales rose by 3.8% in October, new CSO figures show

    Retail sales slip by 0.8% in October

    17.33 New figures show that the volume of retail sales fell by 0.8% in October compared to September on the back of falls in the sales of electrical goods and fuel.

    The UK economy grew 0.5% in the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics said today

    UK Q3 economic growth slowdown confirmed

    11.01 Britain's economy slowed in the three months to September, official data confirmed today, as trade posed the biggest drag on quarterly growth on record against the backdrop of a slowing global economy.

    The IMERC is located at the National Maritime College of Ireland (Pic: Google Street View)

    Major investment programme planned for Cork, Kerry

    15.36 Details of proposed Government investments to be made in Cork and Kerry will be outlined later today at a briefing by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Simon Coveney.

    Euro lower against world currencies ahead of amid ECB speculation

    Euro weak ahead of ECB meeting next week

    14.50 The euro fell below $1.06 again today, bowing to pressure ahead of expected further cuts in euro zone interest rates next week in a session thinned out by the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

    UK house prices rose by a less-than-expected 0.1% in monthly terms in November

    UK house price growth slows in November

    08.06 British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published today, which suggested the recovery in the housing market is advancing at a modest pace.

    A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

    Today in the press

    12.02 AIB is seeking at least a staggering $872m (€823m) in damages and interest from Citibank in its case against the US institution related to the activities of rogue trader John Rusnak over a decade ago.