Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year.
Greece is sliding into a full-blown national crisis as the final cash reserves of the banking system evaporate by the hour and swathes of industry start to shut down, precipitating the near disintegration of the ruling coalition.
Savers will receive �10,000 less compensation if their bank or building society goes bust in a change of rules described as “bonkers” by financial experts.
EE, the mobile operator being taken over by BT, has received one of the largest fines ever issued by the telecoms regulator over the way it handled customer complaints for nearly three years.
Independent TD Mick Wallace could face a Stormont grilling over his claim that a €9.8m (�7m) payoff had been set aside for a Northern Ireland politician.