The deal ends months of uncertainty about Yahoo's future

Verizon buys Yahoo's web business for €4.4 billion

25 Jul Verizon has said it will buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion (€4.4 billion) in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer.

But fallout from Brexit, as well as strains to the social fabric caused by four high-profile acts of violence on German soil in the past week, could take their toll on sentiment in coming months, economists said

Slight fall in German business morale in July

25 Jul German business morale fell only slightly in July, a benchmark survey showed, suggesting Europe's largest economy has weathered the immediate storm from Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

For the first time, inter-county players will receive a percentage of GAA commercial revenues

GAA and GPA reveal €6.2m partnership deal

25 Jul The GAA and Gaelic Players Association have announced a new framework agreement worth €6.2m per year which will see a number of "significant" improvements for inter-county players.

The terms of the bond will be the same as the existing 4.50% senior secured notes due in 2022

eir launches €200m tap issue bond

25 Jul Telecoms company eir has announced the launch of a €200m tap issue bond by its subsidiary eircom finance DAC to help with debt refinancing.

William Hill confirmed it had received a highly preliminary approach but that the consortium did not put forward a proposal on a variety of issues

William Hill unsure takeover would benefit company

25 Jul William Hill has said it is not clear that a combination with rivals 888 and Rank would enhance its position after the two firms joined forces with a view to making a bid for the British bookmaker.

Ryanair's Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs tells Adam Maguire about the airline's financial outlook for 2016

Morning business news 25 July

25 Jul Ryanair has reported a 4% rise in profits in the three months to the end of June as passenger numbers grew and costs fell.

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

Today in the press

25 Jul The Irish Times reports that the amount of corporation tax paid by the ten largest multinational companies in Ireland has doubled in the last five years.

Philip Hammond attended the G20 meeting in China

Brexit impact dominates G20 meeting

24 Jul The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, politicians said after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from the EU.