Ireland’s cost of borrowing continued to fall to new record lows this week, following the launch of the European Central Bank’s €1 trillion bond purchasing, or quantitative easing programme, which commenced on Monday. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Ireland returned to the global bond markets on Thursday morning, taking advantage of record low funding costs to raise €1 billion at auction at an av(...)

Over 86,000 acres were offered for sale in 2014, the highest such figure in the eight year history of the report.(Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

The cost of agricultural land rose by just over 5 per cent in 2014, as supply reached an eight year high, a new report from the Irish Farmer’s Journa(...)

Origin chief executive officer Tom O’Mahony said it was a “solid operating and financial performance during the seasonally quiet first half of the financial year”.

Fiona ReddanAgri-services group Origin Enterprises grew its revenues in the first half of its financial year to €531.6million, up by 2.7 per cent on t(...)

Create 10,000 new jobs, abolish the sometimes-controversial Clearing House Group, and come up with a new name for the “IFSC” are some of the measur(...)

A major change signalled in the IFS 2020 report on the IFSC is the abolition of the Clearing House Group and its replacement with two separate bodies – one representing the private sector and the other the public – which will come together four times a year.

A new name is imminent, a new strategy has just been launched and a new model for public private partnership has been put forward. But will it be e(...)

Providence, the Irish oil and gas exploration and appraisal company, said on Tuesday that it has deferred an appraisal/exploration well at its Spanish(...)

Pat McCann, CEO, said that Dalata performed “very strongly” in 2014, with all hotels showing revenue growth. (Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

Hotel group Dalata reported a 30.4 per cent boost in revenue in its maiden financial results as a public company on Tuesday, as it annouced its lates(...)

Regular price increases from service providers, a greater range of choices and a feeling that there must be a cheaper alternative is leading many peop(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer, Smurfit Kappa, said that the group’s acquisition of CYBSA  reflects its continued commitment to increase its market presence in the Americas. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish paper and packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has increased its presence ion the high growth Central American market through the acquisition o(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)