An offer you can’t refuse: ‘Should Ervia eventually be privatised, the days of 19 per cent bonuses for senior managers may seem like the good old days’

“Bonus” is a loaded word. “Bonus culture”, meanwhile, evokes the loadsamoney excess of investment bankers whose pay was linked to how proficiently (...)

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, was in the news this week after the exchange held a press conference extolling its contr(...)

Anne Heraty, CEO of Cpl. The recruitment group has had a “positive start” to its new financial year, with net fees continuing to show growth across its major business lines.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Recruitment group CPL has had a “positive start” to its new financial year, with net fees continuing to show growth across its major business lines, t(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney said fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision, Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney has said.She told atten(...)

Dalata, the hotel company run by former Jurys chief executive Pat McCann (above), rose 1.61 per cent to €3.15. It was among six potential bidders named by ‘The Irish Times’ yesterday as being in the running for the €400 million Moran’s hotel group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq nudged ahead by a modest 0.2 per cent yesterday, as European stocks held their ground after swinging between gains and losses throughout the(...)

CPL Resources CEO Anne Heraty, former winner of the  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, pictured with  Enda Kelly of Ernst & Young (now EY).

PAMELA NEWENHAMRecruitment group CPL Resources made pre-tax profits of €14.4 million for the year to the end of June, up 17 per cent on the same perio(...)

Out tomorrow:  Hyundai results.  Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Circle Oil; Harvey Norman. Indicators: Irish purchasing manager index manufacturing (Aug); German gross domestic Product (Q2); Euro zon(...)

Bank of Ireland was one of the main movers on the day, up 2.1 per cent at closing to 29.1 cent. Traders said 280 million shares changed hands on the day, and it was the most traded stock on the exchange. Photograph: Frank Miller

European stocks declined, paring their biggest weekly gain in six months, after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen underscored the persistence(...)

Investors  were betting that  the financial troubles of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo won’t spiral into a euro zone banking crisis. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks were little changed, halting five days of losses, amid increased takeover activity, while investors also bet that the financial troubl(...)

CPL chief executive Anne Heraty. The company said it will annouce full-year results in September. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish recruitment group CPL Resources said it expects pre-tax profits for the year to the end of June to be in line with market expectations of approx(...)