Teleflex first moved to Athlone in 2007

130 jobs promised for Athlone and Dublin

15.53 A US medical devices company has announced that it is to create 100 jobs at its plant in Athlone, Co Westmeath, while a technology company is to create 30 jobs in Dublin.

Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank and Merrill Lynch International have all passed the stress test

Permanent TSB fails bank stress test

26 Oct Permanent TSB said it can cover over 80% of an €855m capital hole identified in European bank stress tests and is finalising plans to raise capital from private investors to fill the rest.

Earlier this year the ECB declined to publish the letter following a request from the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly

ECB may release Lenihan letter

27 Oct The ECB has indicated that it may shortly release the letter from the former president of the bank Jean-Claude Trichet to former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan on the eve of the Irish bailout.

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.