The merger of Fyffes with Chiquita for €362m contributed to the high total deal value in the food sector. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number and value of buyouts involving Irish companies have risen significantly this year, reflecting what industry sources said was a strengthe(...)

About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)

Centrica led a consortium that has agreed to pay a total of €1.1 billion for Bord Gáis Energy, including €700 million from Brookfield for its wind business, and €200 million from Icon Infrastructure for its Firmus unit in the North

Bord Gáis has blamed the decision to sell its four-year-old Whitegate power plant to Centrica for a fraction of the €400(...)

Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte always appeared to be a reluctant seller of Bord Gáis Energy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government, and in particular the energy minister Pat Rabbitte, always appeared to be a reluctant seller of Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), for whi(...)

John Mullins fomer CEO Bord Gáis with then minister Micheál Martin at Whitegate, Co Cork, power plant opening in 2010.

Centrica yesterday signed a deal to buy the customer base of Bord Gáis and the Whitegate power station from the State for a total of €210 million, (...)

All Bord Gáis Energy staff  are to transfer to the new consortium with their existing working terms and conditions.

A final agreement to sell Bord Gáis Energy to a consortium comprising Centrica, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Icon Infrastructure ha(...)

The shareholding was given in return for just over €32 million of productivity savings from workers between 2005 and 2009.

Bord Gáis workers are set to share in a windfall of €54 million after the energy group agreed to buy back a minority stake in the company held by s(...)

The move to end employee share ownership plan (ESOP) is part of the process of restructuring Bord Gáis to allow for the sale of its energy business.Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

Bord Gáis workers are set to share in a windfall of €54 million as a result of the winding up of an employee share ownership scheme. Abo(...)

 Centrica agreed late last year to buy Bord Gáis Energy’s sales arm for more than €1 billion. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Centrica, the biggest energy supplier to UK households and soon-to-be owner of Bord Gáis Energy sales, forecast lower earnings in 2014 as its g(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

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