Cyril Roux, deputy governor of the Central Bank: said the “disjointed” nature of the regulator’s enforcement powers over non-life companies was an “impediment to their effectiveness” and needed consolidation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank deputy governor Cyril Roux told the Department of Finance in March it did not have sufficient powers or staff to effectively regulate t(...)

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas speaking at the official opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe innovation centre at Teagasc Moorepark in Fermoy: the centre is now home to some 200 people who are working in animal and grassland research

Even after his death, Paddy O’Keeffe was promoting research. The former Farmers Journal editor, who was passionate about learning, donated his body to(...)

FBD group chief executive Andrew Langford  and chairman Michael Berkery. FBD has said trading conditions in the Irish insurance market “remain challenging”. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Insurer FBD has said trading conditions in the Irish insurance market “remain challenging”.In an interim management statement issued ahead of its AGM (...)

Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation , addresses delegates at the  opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Ireland should be the torchbearer for finding innovative ways to feed the world in a sustainable way, EU commissioner for research, science and inno(...)

FBD predicted its motor premiums would rise on average by about 7 or 8 per cent this year to reflect the increase in claims resulting from the economic recovery.

Irish insurer FBD is planning to put the brakes on its motor business in response to an increased frequency of claims that last year were a factor in (...)

Andrew Langford, FBD group chief executive. FBD Hotels and Resorts has sold the Temple Bar Hotel to the Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group for an undisclosed fee. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Temple Bar Hotel in Dublin, which is part of FBD Hotels and Resorts, has been sold to the Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group for an undisclosed fee.(...)

KPMG head of actuarial services Brian Morrissey: “Telematics, using both claims and more relevant driver data, can change the pricing of insurance from homogeneous customer groups to individualisation with scope for better and fairer pricing.”

Careful drivers could be in for some welcome news thanks to new technologies which will make it easier for insurance companies to reward them for thei(...)

Fiona Muldoon: discussions with FDB began last summer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eight months after quitting her role as director of credit institutions and insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, Fiona Muldoon has m(...)

Andrew Langford, group chief executive, FBD. The insurance group issued a profit warning this morning on the back of personal injury claims. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Insurance group FBD is forecasting an operating loss for 2014 on the back of a claims environment that has become “far more challenging than expected”(...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)