‘The worst company I have ever come across’: John Griffin, chairman of Irish TV, on Carlyle, the company that bought Addison Lee, the cab company he founded. photograph: dave meehan

Minicab millionaire John Griffin is showing off his new iPhone 6, which he acquired earlier this week. He has an “IT guy”, who sorted it out for him, (...)

John Griffin: reaching an agreement with the two US companiescould see the potential audience for Irish TV grow by tens of millions

Irish TV, the Mayo-based television station that is focused on the diaspora, is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner with a view to massively widenin(...)

National benchmark indexes rose in 16 of the 18 western European markets, with Germany’s Dax jumping 1.4 per cent and France’s Cac 40 adding 0.8 per cent.

Markets reacted well to the Fed’s Wednesday indication that US interest rates would probably be stable for the time being while, closer to home, growi(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton (left)  with Olivier Novasque, chief executive,  Sidetrade Group, and Martin Shanahan, chief executive  of IDA Ireland,  at the opening of Sidetrade’s new offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is much easier to find skilled staff in Ireland than in France, a French chief executive said yesterday as his financial software company announced(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Budget will seek to bring “targeted relief” to taxpayers that will support long-term growth in the economy, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said: “Ireland is now rated at A grade by two of the three main rating agencies, our international reputation continues to improve and the NTMA continues to do an excellent job in securing stable and low cost funding for the State.”

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded its view on Irish sovereign debt to A-, citing improved trends in the economy and reduced “vulnerabilities” in the (...)

Rating agency Fitch has restored an A- ratings agency to Irish sovereign debt, citing an improved trend in the economy.

Rating agency Fitch has restored an A- ratings agency to Irish sovereign debt, citing an improved trend in the economy.In a significant pre-Budget boo(...)

Brian Hayes MEP:  agitated about the Republic’s potential loss of its franchise at  the governing council of the ECB. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newly-minted MEP Brian Hayes became agitated at the weekend about the Republic’s potential loss of its franchise at the euro zone’s top interest-rate-(...)

Market boost from Aer Lingus came on the back of an upgrade from Goldman Sachs, with shares in the airline finishing 8 cent stronger at €1.35. Photograph: Frank Miller

Very tentative optimism that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could be easing lifted markets yesterday, with trade already buoyed by a positive (...)

Junior minister Seán Sherlock, Minister for  Enterprise and Jobs Richard Bruton, Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, and Terence O’Rourke,  Enterprise Ireland’s chairman, and junior minister John Perry at the launch of the Enterprise Ireland annual report yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enterprise Ireland approved supports of €27.2 million for firms with which members of its board were connected last year, the agency’s annual report s(...)