Micheal Chadwick, chairman of Grafton Group, at its agm in May: property profits of £6 million in the half-year were higher than anticipated as a result of a property disposal in London.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Grafton Group is due to report first-half results this Thursday. The builders merchanting and DIY group’s stock came under pressure last month followi(...)

Alexis Tsipras is expected to call elections for  September 20th Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek bonds declined as a government official said prime minister Alexis Tsipras was set to propose snap elections. Italian bonds also fell. Mr Tsipra(...)

Goodbody said it was dealing increasingly in non-Irish stocks with international institutions, and the move, which is subject to regulatory approval, was designed with this in mind. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Goodbody Stockbrokers is planning to open an office in London later this year to support its expanding capital markets business. The brokerage said i(...)

75-78 St Stephen’s Green: bought by Charles Stuart Parnell in 1867. Photograph: Eric Luke

75-78 St Stephen’s Green In 1867 Charles Stuart Parnell bought four houses – 75-78 – on the southern side of St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, from S(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: coy hints and veiled signals. Photograph: Ciro de Luca/EPA

That old quantitative tease Mario Draghi is back on stage this week, with speculation growing that the European Central Bank president may finally pul(...)

 The queue outside JD SPorts on Henry street during the Christmas sales. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Retailer JD Sports said it was on course to beat annual profit expectations as it posted a bumper 12 per cent rise in like-for-like sales over the C(...)

Kevin Beary: lobbed in a High Court action against Htamretfa

There’s a bit of a row brewing amongst the old Dolmen Stockbrokers crew.Dolmen is now known as Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland, after the US giant bought th(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Google shares climbed as much as 3 per cent in extended trading. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Google sales exceeded estimates in the second quarter as the company sold more advertising alongside web-search results. Revenue, excluding sales pass(...)

Stock markets around the world have fallen on reports that a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine. According to a Ukrainian interior mi(...)