Centrica managing director of Ireland Eddy Collier: “I love Ireland. It’s easy to live here.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier’s office, five floors above Dublin’s leafy Grand Canal banks, is a comfortable affair: a large desk, a snug couch big enough for a pow(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

Rose Hynes, chairwoman of Ervia, recently joined the board of agri-business company, Origin Enterprises, and also chairs the Shannon Group, the State entity responsible for Shannon Airport and the region’s tourism and commercial development.

Rose Hynes, the chairwoman of Ervia, the State company that controls Irish Water, plans to resign from the role this week to focus on other commitm(...)

UrbanVolt retrofits lighting at no cost to SMEs with the two parties taking an equal share of the savings

Fledgling Irish company UrbanVolt is planning to invest €30 million over the next 12 months to roll out energy efficient lighting solutions for SMEs.(...)

Centrica said cost cuts including the job losses would save around £750 million a year by 2020

Bord Gáis Energy owner Centrica, will sell up to £1 billion worth of upstream and wind assets by 2017 and reduce net headcount by around 4,000 staff a(...)

Irish Water said it made a total capital investment of €548 million last year, which included over 300 water upgrade projects and work on the controversial meter installation programme

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), which is owned by Irish Water’s parent Ervia, plans to tap bond markets towards the end of this year to raise €500 million(...)

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(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City. Sterling jumped the most since 2009 against the euro, and climbed at least 0.9 per cent versus its 16 major peers. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City(...)

Ryanair put in another strong performance, on back of steady volumes, closing the day 29 cent or 3.3 per cent up at €9.96 following a sector-wide trend. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Stock markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a(...)