Euro zone inflation dropped as expected to a fresh five year low in August, data has shown, but it was not likely to force the European Central Bank into immediate policy intervention next week.
The National Asset Management Agency has agreed to sell 761 apartments to a Canadian-backed investment company, which is set to become Ireland's biggest private-sector landlord.
Another 5c/kg slide in factory quotes is piling further pressure on farm leaders grappling with increasing resentment among beef producers about the state of their industry.
The IFA leadership and the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, were lambasted last week when 1,700 angry hill farmers totally rejected the concept or 'collective agreements' for commonage lands.
Dairygold has cut its milk price by 2c/l to 35c/l for July supplies. The move means that Aurivo is paying the leading manufacturing milk price following its decision last week to hold at 37c/l for the month.