Excluding the Pzizer deal, Ireland’s M&A sector still recorded a significant increase, with value up 41 per cent on 2014 from €11.4bn to €16.1bn

The total value of mergers and acquisitions in the Republic more than quadrupled last year, mainly due to the Pfizer acquisition of Allergan. The fi(...)

Block G Eastpoint Business Park

A private investor has paid in the region of €3.8 million for a modern three-storey office building in Eastpoint Business Park in Dublin 3. Block G e(...)

Dublin based King will continue to operate as an independent operating unit led by chief executive Riccardo Zacconi. (Photograph: PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc said it will buy “Candy Crush Saga” creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen its (...)

Block G at Eastpoint Business Park: rent roll can be increased by leasing  ground floor

Colliers International is quoting over €4.95 million for the modern three-storey Block G at EastPoint Business Park in Dublin 3 which produces a rent (...)

Adam Boyes, vice-president of publisher and developer relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America, speaks about “Destiny: The Taken King” video game during an event ahead of the E3  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2015) draws to a close, the games industry will be taking stock. It was a year when not only were there no ma(...)

Attendees react to  announcements during a Sony event ahead of  E3 in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

At E3 this year, Sony had a lot to live up to. Earlier in the day, Microsoft had pulled off a people pleasing press conference, announcing a mix of(...)

It’s been a decade since it first hit the shelves, and five years since it last graced consoles, and now Guitar Hero is back. But it’s not the Guit(...)

Dash, a programmable robot, navigates its way through a maze of blocks

When we talk about children’s access to digital technology, we often focus on “screen time”, but that term is a bit antiquated. Across the industry, (...)

A visitor plays the ‘Nosgoth’ video game at the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ina Fassbender

The world’s largest video game fair is set to draw a record attendance this week as visitors seek out titles for new consoles from Microsoft and So(...)

Candy Crush has 97 million daily active users and accounts for as much as 78 per cent of King’s annual sales. Photograph:  Carlo Allegri/files/Reuters

Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment has raised $500 million in its initial public offering, pricing the shares in the middle of the ma(...)