Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said the economy may grow by as much as 4.5% this year.
The European Central Bank will hand out the first round of its new four-year loans today, the flagship tool in a new stimulus package.
One of Ireland's major beef processors has voiced its all-out opposition to an all-Ireland beef labelling scheme.
A week from today, the annual national rural pilgrimage to the National Ploughing Championships will begin.
Dairy processors and co-ops have been urged to follow the lead set by Lakeland Dairies last Friday, after the latter only dropped its price to 35c/l.