Tesco reports an increase in market share on Ireland for the first time since 2013

Tesco's first-half profit slumps by 55%

12.17 Tesco has today posted a 55% slump in first-half profit, showing the scale of the financial damage wrought by discount groups and raising questions over boss Dave Lewis' turnaround plan.

Robert Watt makes Central Bank shortlist, according to sources

Watt on Central Bank chief shortlist - Bloomberg

12.32 The Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Watt, is among two final candidates being considered to lead the Central Bank, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller

Volkswagen to recall rigged cars in January

12.08 Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller has said in an interview with a German newspaper that the company will launch a recall for cars affected by its diesel-emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.

Anheuser-Busch InBev up offer for rival SABMiller

AB InBev raises offer for rival SABMiller

10.22 Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched an improved offer for SABMiller, offering just over £68 billion for its largest rival to extend its reach into Africa and other markets.

Morning business news with Conor Brophy

Morning business news - October 7

11.18 A strong summer season means many hoteliers are now in bullish mood, judging by the latest research from the Irish Hotels Federation.