Record-low interest rates may not last as long as investors expect, Bank of England governor Marc Carney warned in a session with other financial leaders on the world economy in Davos, Switzerland.
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said the Government will look at any offer for Aer Lingus from the perspective of both its value and potential impact on the Republic's links with the rest of the world.
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on-board has been left without power off the coast of Morocco after an engine fire. The Boudicca, a Fred Olsen cruise liner, listed and was plunged into darkness following the fire that broke out at 4am.
The number of companies warning of lower than expected profits hit a six-year high last year despite signs of a stronger economic recovery.
Hutchison Whampoa is expected to push for a full-blown competition review of Britain's communications industry if regulators scrutinise its plans to merge the Three network with O2.