CRH has sold off its clay brickwork business which consists of Ibstock in the UK and Glen Gery in the US, as well as UK concrete products companies Forticrete and Supreme Concrete, for about €521m. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

Irish construction giant CRH is to dispose of its UK and US clay brickwork business to US buyout firm Bain Capital for £414 milion (€521mn) .The deal (...)

The Department of Finance has called for a more “nuanced” approach to limiting the amount that people can borrow to purchase a home. (Photograph: Frank Miller /THE IRISH TIMES)

Requiring first-time buyers to come up with a deposit of 20 per cent to purchase their first home is “unduly restrictive” and may make it impossible f(...)

Incoming Paddy Power chief executive Andy McCue has announced some management changes ahead of his start date on January 1st. (Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Incoming Paddy Power chief executive Andy McCue announced three senior management appointments on Tuesday, one of which will provide for the creation (...)

If you are short on funds this Christmas, this advertising pitch from moneylender Provident might be right up your street. “Your cash could be deliver(...)

Paul Tattersall: “We wanted control of our  own destiny.”

Irish banks may be profitable again, but tight lending policies mean that it can still be difficult for small businesses to get the funds they need to(...)

Wyckham Point in Dundrum, Dublin. Irish property prices rose by 15 per cent in th year to September 2014 putting the country at the top of a global league table.

Ireland is home to the fastest growing property market in the world, according to a global property index from estate agent Knight Frank. Thanks to an(...)

Renault was the most popular car licensed during November, accounting for 11 per cent of all sales during th emonth.

New car sales rose by 12.1 per cent in November, with 1,465 cars licensed during the month. However the sale of second-hand imported cars fell by 6.9 (...)

Worldview Capital Management called for the “immediate resignation” of Petroceltic CEO, Brian O’Cathain, on Monday.

Investment management group Worldview Capital Management has issued legal proceedings in the High Court against Irish exploration company Petroceltic,(...)

It could take a married couple of teachers almost five years to save a 20 per cent deposit to purchase ahome valued at €241,000 under the Central Bank’s proposed mortgage lending rules.

Mortgage insurance, stress tests, a freeze on current lending practices and a longer lead-in time are some of the suggestions being proposed as an alt(...)

Moneylenders typically charge very high interest rates which can make it difficult for people to repay and encourage a cycle of borrowing. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The Central Bank is urging consumers to “think twice” before taking out additional loans from moneylending firms this Christmas.“Households often have(...)