• Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country's recovery through austerity measures has come at a "cost" for Irish people.

  • Second time lucky for Ireland’s credit rating? Friday, 16 May 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    Ireland hopes to garner a second credit rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service this Friday.

  • Ireland regained market credibility: Taoiseach     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country has regained credibility with investors as bond yields have dropped dramatically.

  • European stock rally stalls; Portuguese banks sag Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    *Germany's DAX hovers just below record high. PARIS, May 14- European shares paused on Wednesday after a two-month rally that propelled a number of indexes to multi-year peaks, as investors awaited confirmation of more stimulus from the ECB before they chased the market higher. Banco Espirito Santo lost 3.4 percent.

  • N. Ireland's Gerry Adams arrested     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gerry Moriarty, Northern Ireland editor at The Irish Times, comments on the arrest of Northern Ireland's opposition leader Gerry Adams, on charges of murder. His party, Sinn Fein, says the arrest is politically motivated.

  • The London- listed group, which has franchises in drugs to treat hyperactivity and rare diseases, reported earnings per share of $2.36, by its preferred non-GAAP measure, on revenue of $1.35 billion, boosted by strong sales of its ADHD drug Vyvanse.

  • Shire raises outlook after Q1 earnings beat Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    LONDON, May 1- Shire, a pharmaceutical group created by acquisition, soundly beat expectations with a 38 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, underlining its own appeal as a target in the latest wave of deal making in the sector. Allergan Inc, the botox maker, is preparing a takeover approach for Dublin- based Shire, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

  • METALS-Copper dips ahead of U.S. data, Fed meeting Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    *China data shows provinces had the sharpest Q1 slowdown. *Tight credit conditions in China restrain purchases. LONDON, April 29- Copper dipped on Tuesday as investors held back ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting and after further signs of slower growth in top metals consumer China.

  • *Tight credit conditions in China restrain purchases. LONDON/ SYDNEY, April 29- Copper rose on Tuesday to a near two-month high on tight supplies of the metal in top consumer China and as investors awaited data and economic policy announcements from the United States.

  • Magistrate Judge James Francis in New York said Internet service providers such as Microsoft Corp or Google Inc cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid search warrant from U.S. law enforcement agencies.

  • LONDON, April 15- The tens of billions of euros euro zone banks set aside for loan losses in their latest annual accounts may have substantially reduced the chance of institutions failing ECB stress tests in the next few months.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 28 Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke visits India. CANBERRA, Australia- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks to the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra- 0230 GMT. DUBLIN- Irish financial regulator Cyril Roux speaks at conference on' The Future of Prudential Regulation'- 0900 GMT.

  • FT: Facebook preps e-money service in Europe     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    The Financial Times is reporting Facebook is weeks away from obtaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that would allow users to store money on the social website, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • DUBLIN, April 10- Ireland sold 1 billion euros of 10- year debt as planned on Thursday, bettering the record low yields achieved last month at its first regular auction in four years.

  • April 8- Alkermes Plc said it planned to seek U.S. marketing approval for its experimental drug to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia after it succeeded in a late-stage study, sending the company's shares up as much as 11 percent. The growing market for atypical antipsychotics for schizophrenia was worth $4.5 billion in the United States, Pops said.

  • CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains why the Irish President's visit to the Queen of England is so important.

  • FRANKFURT, April 7- A deal struck by Ireland last year to ease the burden of its bank debt raises serious monetary financing concerns but they could be mitigated to some extent by bond sales tied to the debt swap, the ECB said on Monday.

  • April 7- Specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Plc will buy drugmaker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $5.6 billion to gain access to its lucrative drug to treat multiple sclerosis, Acthar Gel.

  • Mallinckrodt buys Questcor for about $5.2 billion Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    In order to diversify its business, Ireland's Mallinckrodt is buying California-based Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a deal reaching $5.2 billion.

  • April 7- Specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Plc will buy drugmaker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $5.6 billion to gain access to its lucrative drug to treat multiple sclerosis, Acthar Gel. This acquisition, Mallinckrodt's second deal in less than two months, highlights its efforts to tap into the fast-growing specialty drugs market.