Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said he was “disappointed” at Carb’s decision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (Carb) has deferred any investigation into the conduct of KPMG as auditors of Irish Nationwide Building So(...)

Last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan increased the “imputed or notional distribution of assets”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Finance Bill has changed the tax rules in relation to Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs), the structures into which many people move their define(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Lazard, the international investment bank, is handling the sale of Quinn Glass which was renamed Encirc at the start of the year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The sales process for the former Quinn Glass, the most valuable part of the manufacturing empire built by entrepreneur Seán Quinn, has entered its sec(...)

 Alan Byrne, editor and chief executive of The Racing Post, at the launch of the Irish Racing Post with Rory McIlroy and Ruby Walsh in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Stradbrook Acquisitions, the owner of the Racing Post, has acquired the title’s debt from the special liquidators of IBRC. Stradbrook succeeded in buy(...)

Coolmore Australia principal Tom Magnier: led campaign against proposed coalmine. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Magnier family’s Coolmore stud has won a bitter three-year battle against plans to develop a coalmine beside its stud farm in the scenic Hunter Va(...)

Brian Lenihan: correspondence with former Anglo Irish Bank chairman relates to late January 2009 and early February 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former minister for finance Brian Lenihan and then chairman of Anglo Iri(...)

The loans being put on the block were originally taken out by customers of Bank of Scotland Ireland during the boom before it became a unit of Lloyds.

Three international investor groups are on the final shortlist to acquire a €2 billion buy-to-let portfolio put on the market by Lloyds, the British (...)

Eason’s acquisition of two retail units in Cork brings its total footprint there to six outlets. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Irish-owned book and stationary retailer Eason & Son has acquired two retail units in Cork, called Porters, bringing the number of outlets it has (...)

Developer Bernard McNamara: to oversee €20 million expansion of the K Club. Photograph: Collins

Dr Michael Smurfit has applied for planning permission to expand the K Club, in a €20 million project to be overseen by Bernard McNamara, the well-(...)