Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: he and four other builders are  understood to have   raised concerns with Brussels officials about the State agency’s involvement in office developments. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The builders challenging plans of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to construct 20,000 homes have broadened their complaint to include the(...)

Customer and employee records and intellectual property were the most common targets, according to PwC. Photograph:  Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

Criminal activity online, such as theft of intellectual property and customer records, cost businesses around the world an average of €2.3 million la(...)

David Drumm: His solicitors wrote to the DPP stating that he would return voluntarily to face trial and abide by the strictest conditions if the State agreed not to oppose bail. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm’s lawyers have offered surety of more than €100,000 if the State agrees not to oppose bail should (...)

A report by Indeed shows that 29 per cent of the Republic’s workers are employed in science and technology roles, 23 per cent more than in 2010. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The skills gap cited as a potential threat to the State’s ability to attract new job- creating investment is narrowing, but a new survey has found th(...)

The European Commission could order that Nama suspend housing plans while it investigates a complaint brought by a group of builders. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brussels could demand that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) suspend its plans to build 20,000 houses while officials investigate claims th(...)

Led by chief executive Pat Crean (left) and founder Greg Kavanagh, New Generation Homes has spent more than €300 million buying development sites in Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

When he arrived on the property market five years ago at the trough of the recession, New Generation Homes founder Greg Kavanagh attracted plenty of a(...)

Pat Crean and Greg Kavanagh. Mr Crean said the planned new offices were a “unique development”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Generation Homes, the developer led by Greg Kavanagh and Pat Crean, will seek permission for a €250 million office and apartment complex in Dublin(...)

The airline is also running new winter services from Dublin to Athens, Bologna, Murcia, Porto and Seville, as well more flights to Bucharest and Gatwick

Ryanair is backing Dublin Airport’s €250 million new runway plan, but does not want it to increase passenger charges to pay for the project. Dublin (...)

Paddy Power’s merger with Betfair is expected to be completed next week

Paddy Power will pay dividends totalling more than €140 million or €3.18 a share to investors in early March following its merger with rival Betfair. (...)

Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes,   with Dómhnall Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon.

Aircraft lessor, Avolon, will have $2 billion to fund further expansion after its Chinese parent, Bohai, invests $1.2 billion in the Irish group. Boh(...)