Smurfit Kappa, if it joins the club, is Irish through and through. It is run by a scion of the famous business family whose name hangs over the door. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Last spring, one of the handful of Irish companies in the FTSE 100, Tullow Oil, fell out of the index after its share price collapsed along with the r(...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

CRH is among those likely to bid for the cement business of Jaiprakash Associates

Building materials group CRH and India’s Dalmia Cement are likely to submit separate bids next month for the cement business of Indian infrastructure (...)

Fruit importer Fyffes added 3.41 per cent to end the day at €1.396

European shares fell on Tuesday as oil dropped again and investors weighed earnings from a number of companies, including BP and UBS. Dealers noted(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair closed up 2.3 per cent, while while Paddy Power, which is preparing a merger with Betfair, was up 1.3 per cent after €240 million worth of its shares changed hands. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stokcks rallied on Friday, trimming their worst January drop since 2008. The Iseq rose more than 2 per cent while the FTSE climbed 2.4 per c(...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

KPMG head of transaction services Mark Collins: “We surveyed people at a very high level in corporates, including CFOs, heads of M&A and, in some cases CEOs.”

The KPMG M&A Outlook 2016 survey predicts that deal activity this year will top already buoyant 2015 levels, with the healthcare, pharmaceuticals (...)

Kingspan fell 5.7 per cent, despite announcing a new partnership with KoolDuct.

Turmoil returned to global financial markets yesterday as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank as much as 565 points a(...)

Pharmaceutical and biotech-led deals accounted for the lion’s share of transactions recorded here in 2015

Irish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) reached a seven-year high in 2015, according to new figures published by Experian. It says the overall numbe(...)

Dublin’s Iseq tracked the global sell-off and  Ryanair finished the day down 2 per cent at €14.40

European stocks fell to a one-year low as concerns about global growth intensified amid disappointing US data and another precipitous slide in oil pr(...)