Britain's Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed Ryanair's appeal against a ruling which orders it to sell most of its holding in Aer Lingus.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the Irish bailout programme is a "tremendous success story" and it is important that it can be seen as "completed".
Is there really a crisis in the beef sector? You wouldn't think it going by the paltry 200-300 farmers that turned up outside the Department of Agriculture for the"mass protest" that had been predicted by the IFA. This was despite IFA headquarters sending out thousands of text messages to their members flagging the protest and the assembly details.
As thousands of IFA members take to the streets of Dublin today to protest at falling cattle prices, another farm organisation is urging TDs to get behind a move to appoint an independent regulator to the beef industry.
Beef farmers will take comfort from the assertion by the owners of Celtic Link Ferries that there would be no changes to the live export element of the business, following its sale to Stena Line last week.