Stock picking: the rational for diversifying stock allocations is well understood as firms change shape, industries die off and new ones emerge. photograph: andrew burton/getty images

Diversifying in stock markets is a time-honoured rule for survival and the following example makes for a simple but quite powerful message. I introduc(...)

“We are very happy where we are.” That was the reply yesterday of Ian Curley, the chief financial office of Smurfit Kappa, when asked whether it plann(...)

Grafton is following DCC, Greencore and United Drug out the door of the Irish Stock Exchange

Grafton became the latest company to abandon Dublin in favour of London, when it debuted yesterday on the London Stock Exchange. The transformation(...)

Grafton Group is the latest in a line of top corporates to depart the Irish Stock Exchange in order to gain access to the FTSE Index series. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Grafton Group soared by 4 per cent to €7.05 this morning after the group, which operates the Woodies DIY chain in Ireland, anno(...)

Gavin Slark, chief executive officer of the Grafton Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton Group, the building materials group that yesterday reported interim revenues of more than €1 billion and increased operating profits, has hi(...)

If you’re fed up with earning returns of not much more than 2 per cent in a savings account and are ready to take a chance and plunge back into riskie(...)

We are aged 78 and 82 with a total pension of €47,000 per year made up of a private pension and the old age pension. We cannot work out what exactly w(...)