Banana distributor Fyffes was one of the main movers of the day, with the stock up 4.25 per cent at €1.03. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European stocks fell following their longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year, as worse-than-estimated financial results added to concerns(...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Glass sale The Sunday Times reported that the group of lenders that owns Aventas, the former Quinn manufacturing group, are moving ahead with the €40(...)

Digital kitchen scale innovator Ben Harris (left), chief executive of Drop, with members of the AIB and Frontline Ventures teams, celebrates AIB’s €2 million seeding

AIB has provided €2 million for a new investment fund to support 20 high-potential start-up technology ventures in Ireland. The AIB Discovery Progr(...)

‘Drivetime’ presenter Mary Wilson. The programme  is  Ireland’s most popular drivetime radio show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank has agreed a year-long sponsorship deal with RTÉ for its Drivetime evening programme on Radio 1, which is hosted by Mary Wilson. The cost(...)

Rugby pundit Brent Pope is launching a clothing range in Arnotts.

New Zealand-born rugby analyst and RTÉ pundit Brent Pope will launch his own range of men’s shirts this week in partnership with Arnotts, the country’(...)

Basil Geoghegan: adviser on options available to save Irish Nationwide at time of bank bailout.

Seasoned Irish investment banker Basil Geoghegan delivered a straight-talking speech yesterday morning at a seminar on the Irish recovery hosted by pe(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is set to acquire a portfolio of loans from Ulster Bank connected with a number of high-profile Irish hotels. It is understood th(...)

Basil Geoghegan: State aid might have gone in the door of the Irish banks but it immediately went out

The Government’s decision to introduce a blanket bank guarantee in September 2008 was “unwise” and “unwarranted”, a key adviser on banking strategy at(...)

Adriaan Bartels: “We realised that the only people who would come and stay in those days were the Irish, and there was only so much they would pay.”  Photograph: Patrick Browne

In the world of Adriaan Bartels, small is definitely beautiful. Bartels is the man in charge of the Cliff House Hotel, which overlooks the bay in Ardm(...)