Eircom took a ¤29m exceptional charge to cover payments under a management-incentive plan introduced last year.

Eircom’s senior management shared €39.1 million in pay, bonuses and benefits last year as the company lines itself up for a possible initial public of(...)

M&A activity in Ireland is at its strongest since 2008 with 42 deals announced during the first half of the year, according to new figures compile(...)

A Carlsberg flag flies outside the brewing group’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. Carlsberg, Russia’s biggest brewer, cut its full-year forecasts for revenue and earnings even as quarterly profit beat estimates, causing the shares to slump 3.6 percent. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Trading was relatively flat across most of Europe following two consecutive days of gains. In the US, stocks rose to within five points of an all-t(...)

Viridian’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected to be launched before the end of the year with the listing likely to be in London. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Bahrain bank Arcapita has hired JP Morgan to lead a share listing for Irish energy firm Viridian Group, in a deal that could give the firm a value, in(...)

Wholesale gas prices, as reported by the utility Vayu, are 39 per cent down since the beginning of the year and 38 per cent lower than at the same point last year. Photograph: Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

Wholesale gas prices hit a four-year low this month, according to a new energy report by the utility Vayu. But it warned that tensions with Russia (...)

Net financial gain to taxpayers from the sale of Bord Gáis Energy will not be €1 billion, or anything like it.

The State, says Bord Gáis’s well-regarded chief executive Michael McNicholas, will eventually pocket about €1 billion from the sale proceeds of its en(...)

Bord Gáis’s profits before tax rose by 43 per cent to €159 million last year.

The Bord Gáis group boosted its profits last year by 44 per cent to €171 million, but the gain was wiped out by a €300 million writedown of its asset(...)

The European Commission has cleared Centrica’s €1.1 billion takeover of the retail arm of Bord Gais. Photo: Bloomberg

The European Commission has cleared Centrica’s €1.1 billion takeover of the retail arm of Irish state-owned energy supplier Bord Gais.The EU’s executi(...)

The Centrica head office in Windsor, Berkshire, England. The British Gas owner has said it is considering investing in a gas storage facility in Ireland.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Centrica is facing a ratings agency downgrade that could hit its plans to invest in Bord Gáis Energy, which it bought from the State this year for a n(...)

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(...)