UK economy grew by 2.8% last year, new ONS figures show

UK economic growth better than expected

10.36 The UK economy grew more strongly than previously thought last year according to revised official figures showing gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8%.

Willie Walsh people might need to be reminded that the Government sold Aer Lingus

Irish views on Aer Lingus should be focus - Walsh

11.10 IAG chief executive Willie Walsh has said he is more interested in hearing from people in Ireland on the aviation group's bid for Aer Lingus than in interventions by billionaire Donald Trump and rival airline Virgin Atlantic.

Morning business news with Brian Finn

Morning business news - March 31

11.24 The rate of house price inflation appears to be slowing, according to data from MyHome.ie as well as the Central Statistics Office.

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

Today in the press

10.06 The numbers joining Ireland's richest club grew at the slowest rate out of 110 countries in the decade from 2004 - behind growth rates in Spain and Portugal - a new survey shows.

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