Ulster Bank economist Richard Ramsey:  says the Northern Ireland  economy is estimated to have grown by 2 per cent in real terms in 2014 and he expects a similar rate of growth (1.5-2 per cent ) to follow through next year

Will a new year herald a new beginning for the Northern Ireland economy now that the chance to set a lower rate of corporation tax is almost within it(...)

Experian chief executive Brian Cassin

Information services group Experian has reported an 11 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the first six months of the year.The company announced rev(...)

The value of buyouts involving Irish companies jumped by a whopping 450 per cent this year on the back of several high-profile tax inversion deals in (...)

Dublin’s Merrion Hotel is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt, as investors in the FTSE 100 credit-checking company Experian gath(...)

Actavis’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories for approximately €  18 billion was one of the largest M&A deals in the first half of the year. Photograph:   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A flurry of high value M&A deals in the pharmaceutical sector has pushed the value of Irish deals to a record € 97.4 billion in the first six mont(...)

Values, Money and Me is a new free online teaching resource to help primary-school pupils explore practical and emotional issues around managing money

The junior school at CBC Monkstown Park in Dublin has been pulled back from the brink of closure. A meeting last month announced the small (under 100 (...)

Perrigo’s €6.3 billion takeover of Elan (its Athlone plant is pictured) boosted the value of Irish M&A deals in 2013. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

FIONA REDDANThe value of Irish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital market deals jumped by almost 40 per cent to €38.6 billion last y(...)

A young boy works at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Traders traditionally bring their children to work for the half day of trading on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Markets had a quiet day yesterday, taking their lead from the US, where the Thanksgiving holiday continued to set the mood. In Europe, positive news o(...)

US pharmaceutical firm Perrigo ’s agreement to acquire Dublin’s Elan for $8.6 billion is the biggest Irish deal of the year year so far. Photographer:John Cogill/Bloomberg News.

Irish deal volume and values fell in the first nine months of 2013, according to data from Experian.The total number of Irish M&A and equity capi(...)

UK supermarkets were buoyed, with Sainsbury’s rising 7.5p to 382.8p, Morrisons 2.5p ahead at 283p and Waitrose’s sales surging 16.8 per cent. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks posted their biggest weekly gain in two months amid optimism that central banks from the US to Japan will continue their stimulus meas(...)