Mortgage arrears and a large number of tracker mortgages have weakened Permanent TSB's finances

Permanent TSB set to fail ECB stress tests

24 Oct Bank of Ireland and AIB are set to pass the latest series of stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank, but Permanent TSB has reportedly failed.

Enda Kenny is expected to promote Ireland as a destination for university and third-level students

Multinationals urged to consider Ireland

16 Oct The Taoiseach has said he hopes multinationals will consider developing intellectual property in Ireland as a way of offsetting the impact of the phasing out of the 'Double Irish' tax loophole.

Minister Ged Nash said significant resources would be allocated to the research

Minister to review zero-hour contracts

17 Oct The Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash has said a study of the use of zero-hour contracts by Irish employers may be carried out.