IFSC: Dublin has emerged as a leading European destination for financial firms to set up special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and financial vehicle corporations (FVCs) to bundle assets ranging from distressed debt to greenhouse gas credits. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland’s debt securities industry will seek to boost the corporate governance of hundreds of secretive, unregulated financial vehicles with up to €9(...)

 Lidl outlet in Dublin: Lidl has released a report by DKM economic consultants that says it purchased €539 million worth of Irish food last year, including €152 million for export. It says it employs 4,000 staff directly and indirectly supports another 5,700 jobs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lidl’s sales in Ireland are “significantly more” than €1 billion, according to John Paul Scally, the company’s managing director. Lidl does not file (...)

A new report on the housing market shows the number of homes for sale is at its lowest level in nine years.

A report on the housing market shows the number of homes for sale is at its lowest level in nine years, as the chronic shortage of new housing continu(...)

An Oxfam report  claims 51 of the 68 companies lent money by the International Finance Corporation last year for projects in sub-Saharan Africa use tax havens. Photograph:  Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images

Oxfam has criticised the World Bank’s development lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), for getting involved in projects with mult(...)

Dr Paul Gough, founder of Nualtra: the Limerick-based company is growing strongly in Ireland and Britain and targeting €20 million in annual sales by 2020

When dietician Paul Gough went to his father-in-law, the chief executive of Actavo (formerly Siteserv), Seán Corkery in 2012 for help with funding a n(...)

Marks & Spencer: the retailer rose today, extending a rally from yesterday when its results beat forecasts

Global equity markets bounced, paced by a jump in oil prices today, but were still on track for a weekly decline. The Iseq rose as stocks on Wall St(...)

Sunny Hill, a company owned by Petroceltic’s biggest shareholder Worldview, has purchased 30.56 per cent of the Irish explorer’s senior debt facility (...)

Brian O’Cathain, executive chairman of Petroceltic

On a Wednesday afternoon in February last year, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was deep in conversation with another man in an almost-empty Shelbourne hot(...)

The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder seeking to gain control of troubled oil and gas explorer Petroceltic International, has sold more than $7(...)