More than 470 jobs are to be created by a medical diagnostics company in Dungloe, Co Donegal between now and 2020.
The number of mortgages in early-stage arrears has fallen below 2% of the market for the first time in three and a half years, according to Fitch.
Dairy farmers are facing a massive cut in income this autumn after Kerry Group and Glanbia slashed milk prices for September. Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIIL) cut its base price by 2.5c/l to 30.5c/l, while returns to Kerry suppliers are back 3c/l to 32c/l.
Last week, I was shopping in a nearby large town at a branch of a well-known supermarket chain which regularly trumpets its support for local producers. I decided to pick up some Irish apples as they are in season.
The prices farmers are getting for their produce continue to fall, with big drops for beef, milk, potatoes and lamb in the last year.