The �50bn project is vital to the country and its completion should happen sooner than planned, says a committee of MPs. 10:06am UK, Friday 13 December 2013.
As Ireland goes, so goes Noel Smyth, one of the country's richest men until he got swept away by the property crash that cost the state its sovereignty.
The Co-operative Group is still more trusted than most banks, shops and finance firms, according to the man brought in to clean-up its image.
The billionaire retailer Mike Ashley is tangled in a dispute with adidas after the German sportswear manufacturer refused to supply the Chelsea kit to Sports Direct next season.
A third of renters in the UK are planning to buy their first home in 2014, according to Rightmove. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian.