Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

(...) embassy in Beijing last month, as he headed up a delegation to China to try and tap this booming market(...)

Credit unions are keen to provide more direct competition with banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

(...) unions have described the new regulations due to come into force in 2016 as “a retrograde step” . They(...)

Andrew Langford: told staff he would be exploring “new challenges and opportunities”. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) car insurance and talk of “challenging” market conditions. The company, which has been independent(...)

The winding lanes of Vilnius’s Old Town. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/ New York Times
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(...) seems to attract as many, if not more, locals as visitors to its sinuous lanes. With the streets lined(...)

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy: medal for bravery awarded for exceptional courage and resolve in the face of debilitating bubble-blindness. Photograph: AP Photo/ Thierry Charlier

(...) chance to join the next government and get hold of some real power. In the new session, expect them to(...)

Blue skies all the way for Ryanair shares

(...). DUBLIN The Irish market outperformed many of its European peers yesterday, as Ryanair continued to fly(...)

Bank of Ireland: All of its business units are in profit, a pay deal with staff has been agreed and the bank is on target to “derecognise” €1.3 billion in preference shares that were a legacy of its State bailout in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) much in post-crisis mode. There are still legacy issues to be worked through in the years ahead, none(...)

Domhnal Slattery , CEO Avolon. The Dublin based aircraft leasing group is subject to a $2.6bn takeover offer. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

(...) floated on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2014 at a price of $20 per share and a market(...)

FBD chief executive Andrew Langford (l) is stepping down after 19 years with the insurer

(...) for somebody new to lead the company through its next phase. I have really enjoyed the challenges and(...)

Isme estimates that the amount of money lost to the black economy amounts to at least 14 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP)

(...) relation to tolerance of black market activities. Turning a blind eye to illegitimate trade is still part(...)