Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was not for him to discuss any individual company’s business. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended his refusal to recall the Dáil last week to discuss the controversy surrounding the Irish Bank Resolution Corporati(...)

General Electric: firm is “going fast” with its plans to sell most of its financial services operation. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

General Electric of the United States is “going fast” with its plans to sell most of its financial services operations and is on target to achieve the(...)

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: joins a parade of the financial industry’s richest figures making donations to their alma maters, but he rejected criticism his gift perpetuates inequality by endowing money on an elite university. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation to Harvard University, giving $4(...)

Robbie Keane: fundamentally solid, occasionally infuriating, but remarkably consistent

The announcement by Eircom on Tuesday that it had rejected a bid of up to €3.3 billion for the business was peculiarly timed. The offer was apparently(...)

Anchorage Capital, which has global operations and is headquartered in New York, did not comment when asked if it was the “credible” bidder referred to by Eircom.

The ownership of Eircom is back up for grabs after it rejected a “credible” offer of up to €3.3 billion, while its biggest shareholder has also sold a(...)

 A worker of Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal.com scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

Alan Dukes at the press conference in Dublin he organised to discuss the ongoing controversy over Siteserv. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

IBRC rejected a proposal to appoint the Department of Finance’s most senior civil servant to the board of the troubled bank, with chairman Alan Dukes (...)

The Labour Party are to rent the top floor of the Bloodstone building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay for €484 per square metre

The Labour Party is set to move its headquarters from a convenient but old-fashioned Georgian house on Ely Place, off St Stephen’s Green, to a stunnin(...)

Teva factory sign on its plant in Jerusalem: Teva says its stock-and-cash offer of $82 a share represented a 48 per cent premium to Mylan’s stock price on March 10th, which it said was the last day of trading prior to the widespread speculation. Photograph: Menahem Kahana

Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd yesterday proposed buying Mylan for $40 billion, saying it was a better deal than the smaller riv(...)

Beware of the bubble

The shortage of top grade office accommodation in Dublin’s commercial property market as demand rises, helps to explain why rents there are soaring. A(...)