Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

An architect’s drawing of the proposed €850 million Apple data centre Athenry, Co Galway.

Apple is to invest €850 million developing a new data centre in Co Galway to help run its online services like iTunes and Maps.The facility, to be bui(...)

Kingspan’s chief executive Gene Murtagh said conditions in our core markets are improving. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Building materials group Kingspan has reported a 16 per cent increase in annual earnings to €189.3 million on the back of strong sales in the UK and U(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)

Research was based on data from Community Innovation Survey data over the period between 2004 and 2008.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Irish firms with international trade links are more likely to invest in innovation; have a higher probability of adopting new technologies; and are, i(...)

Ryanair put in another strong performance, on back of steady volumes, closing the day 29 cent or 3.3 per cent up at €9.96 following a sector-wide trend. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Stock markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a(...)

One of the main drivers behind the negative price growth was a 2.4 per cent fall in the price of food

Plummeting oil prices pushed Ireland’s inflation rate to -0.6 per cent in January, its lowest level in four-and-a-half years.This is the second month (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has welcomed the decision by AIB to match the discount offered on the €200 million that the bank is drawing down from the SBCI

The rates charged on loans from the new State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), established to kick-start lending to SMEs, will (...)

Nama will pay a second annual dividend of nearly €84 million to junior bondholders next month.The State agency is under no obligation to pay out on ju(...)

Secondary-school  teachers protest outside the gates of Newpark Comprehensive school, Blackrock in March last year.

The number of working days lost to industrial disputes in the Irish economy almost trebled last year.Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) (...)