DUBLIN Mastercard Inc plans to hire 1,500 more staff in Dublin over the next three to five years, more than trebling its workforce in one of Ireland's largest single multinational jobs announcements.
DUBLIN Bank of Ireland targeted further cost cuts after underlying pretax profit fell for the fourth successive year on Monday, adding it would take longer than forecast to hit a return on tangible equity (ROTE) above 10%.
* Pre-impairment profit up on higher lending, lower costs
(Adds chief executive quotes, mortgage rates, share price)
DUBLIN The leaders of Ireland's Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election, will meet early next week for what they described as exploratory talks as negotiations to form a government step up.
DUBLIN Ireland's Fianna Fail will start formal talks next week to try to form a government from a fractured parliament as contenders for prime minister fell well short of doing so at the first sitting since the Feb. 8 election.
DUBLIN Ireland's largest party Fianna Fail will not consider going into government with Sinn Fein, it said on Thursday, in a decision that is likely to prevent the left-wing nationalists from entering power for the first time.
DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it was likely he would be the next leader of the opposition after government formation talks but that his Fine Gael party would be willing to help form a government if Sinn Fein fails to.
DUBLIN Ireland's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael let Sinn Fein proceed with trying to form a government without them on Tuesday, a process most acknowledged would ultimately require two of the now three largest parties to work together.
LONDON/DUBLIN Irish stocks fell as much as 1.3% on Monday, dragged down by banks, after left-wing party Sinn Fein secured almost a quarter of first-preference votes in a weekend general election.
DUBLIN/CORK, Ireland Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday to be part of the next Irish government after the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a ballot-box "revolution". | Video