Service solutions provider Capita has announced it will create 800 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.
Fifty jobs are being lost in Waterford with the closure of the Citi Bank office there.
The acting head of the US tax agency, Steve Miller, has been fired after it emerged that his staff had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
A review of Ireland's bailout programme by an influential think tank has warned that a deepening of the eurozone recession could be a "central problem" for Ireland's full return to the financial markets.
European Union finance ministers are meeting in Brussels on a controversial element to the proposed new European banking union.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has ruled out the removal of the €500,000 cap on bankers' pay.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has announced new austerity measures to comply with the terms of the country's EU/IMF bailout agreement.
The average rent nationally is up 2.7% from this time last year and has risen for three consecutive quarters for the first time since 2007, according to the latest report by Daft.ie.
A high-tech computer solutions company in Co Waterford plans to create 100 jobs over the next two years.
Over 120 new jobs have been announced in four technology companies in Kildare, Dublin and Cork.