Aer Lingus – Traffic Statistics for February show renewed sluggishness in short haul routes

6 Mar 14
Aer Lingus has reported traffic statistics for February that show a renewed slowdown in short haul traffic, while the long haul business continues to perform well. <p> Short haul passengers carried ...

Economics – ECB set to leave rates unchanged, but end “sterilisation” of its bond buying

6 Mar 14
At the February ECB meeting the new piece of information was worries over Emerging Markets and whether this was temporary or permanent. But ahead of the March ECB meeting today a ...

Economics – Irish unemployment rate falls to 11.9% in February, lowest level since April 2009

6 Mar 14
The seasonally-adjusted Live Register fell 2,500 in the month to 398,300 in February, its lowest total since May 2009. Furthermore, it was the twentieth monthly decrease in a row and was ...

Grafton Group – Solid FY 2013 earnings reflecting more buoyant trading in the UK and Ireland

5 Mar 14
Grafton Group has reported a solid set of full year results this morning covering 2013. Excluding one-time items, including a pension credit and property impairment charge, Grafton earned an adjusted EPS ...

Total Produce – Consistency pays off

5 Mar 14
Total Produce continues to look attractive as the business model remains highly cash generative and is enhanced by underlying trends supportive of increased end market demand for the company’s extensive product ...

AIB – AIB’s capital remains resilient, fundamentals improving

5 Mar 14
AIB released FY 2013 results with underlying losses before tax decreasing to €1.5bn (2012: -€3.8bn) which was in line with our forecast. Inclusive of exceptional items, FY 2013 losses reduced to ...

Economics – February Live Register data forcast to show further fall in monthly unemployment rate

5 Mar 14
This morning sees the release of the official Live Register data for February. The seasonally-adjusted Live Register fell 2,300 in the month to 400,700 in January, its lowest total since May ...

Economics – Ireland’s services PMI falls to 57.5 in February from 61.5 in January

5 Mar 14
Ireland’s services sector grew for the 19th month in a row in February and companies were at their most optimistic in a decade, a new survey showed on Wednesday. <p> The ...

Economics – Irish Exchequer posts overall deficit of e1,677m in the first two months of 2014

5 Mar 14
The Exchequer posted an overall budget deficit of €1,677m in the first two months of 2014 compared with a deficit of €936m in the same period last year. However, it should ...

Economics – Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since May 2007

5 Mar 14
Irish consumer sentiment hit its highest level in nearly seven years in February as the economy and confidence continue to pick up steam after leaving the EU/IMF bailout on December 15. ...