Verizon has been spending aggressively to expand its business. In February it bought licenses worth $10.4 billion in a government sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data

Verizon Communications said it would buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest US wireless carrier access to AOL’s successful digital a(...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Did Michael Noonan get beaten up by a Greek when he was younger? Perhaps it is just our wily Minister for Finance’s facetious way, but he seems to rev(...)

Oborne alleged that a story about HSBC potentially facing a $70bn capital hole was removed from the ‘Telegraph’ website. Photgraph: Getty Images

One of the things Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator, alleged in his outspoken resignation article this week was t(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on irishtimes.com tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

Pascal Donohoe (l), Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport , launching the Tourism Ireland mid-year review with Niall Gibbons CEO Tourism Ireland in Dublin in August this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons was left bemused when an American radio host asked him: “I don’t want to put you on the spot here, Niall(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton Minister for Jobs  in National History Museum Dublin at a high-growth IDA companies event taking place on the fringes of the Web Summit . Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Eight technology firms yesterday announced 400 new jobs in Dublin, Galway and Cork, across a number of sectors including social media, software develo(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan’s interview by CNBC “Squawk Box” presenter Joe Kernan.

The New York Times has described the head of the IDA, who endured a bizarre interview on American business television channel CNBC, as an “unlikely vi(...)

The US Federal Reserve announced last week that quantitative easing (QE) was finally over, an event investors seem to have taken in their stride.Grant(...)

IDA Ireland’s Martin Shanahan

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan has been quizzed on American television network CNBC’s popular business show Squawk Box about whether I(...)