On the surface, 100-year bonds sound a better bet for borrowers than investors. When rates are low, governments want to cut the cost of funding a country’s debt for the longest possible timeframe, extending the average life of outstanding debt and staggering redemptions in the process.

Mystery bond buyers are raising eyebrows in European markets by lending millions of euros to governments for the next 100 years. First to bite was Ir(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The United States bull market, now 2,612 days old, has just become the second-longest rally in history. Stocks have more than tripled since March 2009(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street was higher in early evening trading on Monday, helped by a rise in financial and consumer discretionary stocks.

European shares edged up on Monday after sharp declines in the previous session, with German shares outperforming the broader market after a positive (...)

Paul Flynn celebrates after taking advantage of hesitation in the Kerry defence to score Dublin’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Dublin tightened their grip on Gaelic football on a strange day of proclamation and ceremony around the capital city. Down on O’Connell Street, the li(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The 10 largest insurers wrote to him late last year calling for urgent action following the collapse of Setanta Insurance.

Motor insurers are growing increasingly concerned at the lack of Government action to tackle pressure on premiums due to the €90 million collapse of (...)

Opened in 1996, the Blanchardstown Centre, situated on 85 acres, includes 1.25 million square feet of retail and retail warehousing.

Green Property has called for final bids tomorrow for the Blanchardstown Centre, its crown jewel asset, with three contenders remaining in the race fo(...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates   a dramatic late win over Dublin in the U-21 semi-final Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Mayo 1-15 Dublin 1-14 It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved in 15 years but Mayo are now just a game away from claiming All-Ireland minor and U-21 ti(...)

Beaux Lane House, in Dublin 2: bought by German investment fund Realis

Interest in the Irish property market from leading domestic and international investors remains at a high level. In a recent PropertyEU ranking, five (...)

3 Harbourmaster Place, which contains office space of 4,919sq m over five floors and 41 basement car-parking spaces.

Demand for the original office buildings in Dublin’s IFSC continues to hold up with another block, 3 Harbourmaster Place, selling to an Italian insura(...)

France’s biggest insurer Axa newly appointed deputy CEO Thomas Buberl. Photograph:  Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The incoming chief executive of French insurer Axa has said that he wants the company to focus on the group’s digital transformation rather than makin(...)