Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government has told insurance companies it wants them to change their stance on insuring homes and businesses protected by “demountable” or non-pe(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The rise in US interest rates ended years of concern over the threat a mismanaged US monetary tightening policy cycle could have. Photograph: Bloomberg

Global markets have embraced the end of the zero interest rate policy era in the US, sending international stocks higher and quelling fears that inves(...)

The seven people were arrested under Operation Nascar which has been running for a number of years in Cork city and county

A man has been jailed for a year and six people received suspended sentences and/or community service for staging car crashes in order to make fraudul(...)

Students watch  as rescue service personnel respond to a simulated road crash  at Waterford Institute of Technology. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A mock traffic incident was being staged in Belfast city centre on Wednesday as part of a new hard-hitting road safety campaign. It is hoped the reco(...)

Phil Bradley has been named as Axa Ireland’s new chief executive in succession to John O’Neill.

Phil Bradley has been named as Axa Ireland’s new chief executive in succession to John O’Neill. Mr O’Neill, who has served as CEO for Axa Insurance in(...)

Stephen Hester, hired in 2014 to help the RSA restore profit and recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, said the insurer hadn’t received any other approaches since Zurich first registered its interest in the company in July. (Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters)

RSA Insurance chief executive officer Stephen Hester said the company will attract bids from other suitors after Zurich Insurance abandoned its £5.6 (...)

Odessa restaurant, bar and nightclub at Dame Court off Wicklow Street in Dublin 2, for sale through agents Kelly Walsh at €1.6 million

A restaurant, bar and nightclub known as the Odessa at Dame Court off Wicklow Street in Dublin 2, and producing a rental income of €60,000 per annum i(...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

June 20th, 2015: Impact Journalism Day - a day dedicated to focusing on solutions-based journalism.

Today is Impact Journalism Day, dedicated to focusing on solutions-based journalism. Forty-eight news organisations from 43 countries are participatin(...)