Enda Farrell leaves the Dublin Ciruit Criminal Court on Thursday: he was very co-operative with the Garda Síochána once the investigation began. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former official with the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) who is facing jail for leaking potentially commercially sensitive information told(...)

The court was told how a culture grew in Nama whereby staff became “desensitised” to the confidential information they were dealing with. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For the most part, former Nama employee Enda Farrell sat stony faced in the dock on Thursday as the sorry tale of his misdeeds dating from 2012 was ex(...)

China’s Anbang Insurance has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton and Westin hotels operator. (Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

China’s Anbang Insurance has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, paving the way for Marriott International(...)

NTR previously promised €50 million for the fund while Legal and General has committed up to 47.5 per cent in funding

Irish investment group NTR has secured an additional €85 million to successfully close the €250 million wind investment fund it recently set up with L(...)

Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

E-cigarettes: “A case can be made for them, certainly, but there are downsides, including the renormalisation of cigarettes”

When it comes to corporate evil there is one perfectly legal industry that towers above the rest. It will kill at least 50 people by the time you fini(...)