Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital: the company is one of the top five in the global aircraft finance sector. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital earned more than $212 million (€190m) in profits last year, accounts just published show.The(...)

Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)

Aerospace group said it would increase production of the A320 jet family to a record 50 a month

Airbus defied warnings of a slowdown in the jetliner market with a steep production boost for its top-selling A320 and announced its biggest ever divi(...)

Grassroots protest: demonstrators outside Grove Hotel in Watford, during the annual Bilderberg conference in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The news on Friday that Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has been asked to join the storied Bilderberg conference prompts the obvious question:(...)

Georges Dock House: rented at €2,050,000 and provides an initial return of 6.8 per cent

The renewed interest by Irish and overseas investment groups in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre will be tested again shortly when a (...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

Indonesian rescue personnel load coffins bearing bodies recovered from the underwater wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 on January 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Yudha Manxyudha/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner almost to the water’s surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the(...)

 Indonesian Navy personnel inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board  the Navy’s warship KRI Banda Aceh  off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia,  on January 23rd, 2015. Photograph: EPA/STR

Indonesian divers have for the first time managed to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and have re(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital. “We have placed two large orders in the last 12 months, so that’s really a significant vote of confidence in our business.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Just weeks ago, aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital agreed to buy 80 of Boeing’s newest model, the 737 Max, from the US giant in a deal (...)

Wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501 after it was lifted onto the Crest Onyx ship at sea earlier in January 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An AirAsia jet which crashed last month with 162 people on board climbed at an abnormally high rate before plunging downwards and then disappearin(...)