Italy’s national soccer player Riccardo Montolivo during a training session at Coverciano Sports Center in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ innocenti/EPA

As soccer fans look forward to the European championship in France this summer, investment strategists have an eye on which listed companies could pro(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are on the trail of a fourth successive league win, a feat achieved only twice before in football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The audit of the National Football League is nearly complete. It’s an unusual competition in that the evidence of a given campaign isn’t considered hu(...)

Investors not convinced by the new Carlsberg strategy with shares falling by as much as 3.2%. Photograph: Getty Images

Carlsberg’s attempt to regain momentum with a new strategy after years in the doldrums failed to convince markets yesterday, with shares in the Danish(...)

Emmanuel Petit was in Dublin to promote Carlsberg’s Euro ticket giveaway  with over 1100 Ireland match tickets up for grabs. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

French World Cup and European Championship winner Emmanuel Petit says he fears this summer’s tournament in his home country may be marred by violence.(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

C&C chief executive Stephen Glancey in the company’s Dublin warehouse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some business people love one-to-one interviews. They usually show up overly prepared, radiating enthusiasm and willing to talk about anything, as lo(...)

Paddy Power added 3 per cent to finish at €111. Photograph: Bloomberg

European stocks climbed amid deal activity and earnings reports, resuming a rally that had stalled earlier this week. Equity markets shrugged off mix(...)

SABMiller beers Miller, Peroni, Tyskie, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Coors Light

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, launched its $100 billion-plus offer for nearest rival SABMiller on Wednesday and agreed to sell the(...)

Court heard that  the false allegation had cost the PSNI over £2,000 in the course of its investigation.

A Derry mother of six has been jailed for nine months after admitting making a false allegation of rape, at Dungannon Crown Court. Denise Hynds (44), (...)

C&C, the company behind Bulmers cider, is under pressure from its shareholders. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C shareholders are pushing for a strategic overhaul of the company following a sequence of earnings downgrades, a profit warning and a massive (...)