Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

The architecture of Irish governance compares favourably with other jurisdictions. Successive Irish governments have introduced far-reaching reforms o(...)

Apple shares were higher  after it posted a strong earnings report, driven by iPhone sales. Shares of Apple gained 2.5 per cent in New York. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

US and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision, which investors hoped would clarify the central bank’s rate hike p(...)

CRH rose more than 3% to close at €25.44, in line with other internationally focused stocks on the Iseq, which reacted well to  news of possible ECB stimulus and the Chinese rate cut.

Stellar performances from the Iseq’s blue-chip stalwarts drove the index forward by 1.7 per cent, as European shares rose to two-month highs yester(...)

Citywest: GlaxoSmithKline and AbbVie have just signed leases at  Riverwalk blocks in the business campus

More evidence of the upsurge in demand for office space comes with news of two significant lettings at Citywest Business Campus. GlaxoSmithKline, the (...)

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average surged 7.7 per cent, gaining more than 1,300 points, as sentiment was bolstered by  rallies on Wall Street and optimism on China economy. Photograph: . Franck Robichon/EPA

Global markets continued to respond to positive developments in China. In the US, stocks struggled to add to their second best rally of the year, even(...)

A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

‘Nominating a legacy contact is harder than it looks, not least because of its brutal implication. The simple fact that it exists at all is a stark reminder that life is finite. Which is such a bummer. Facebook isn’t the place to go to learn that you’re going to die.’ Photograph: Getty Images

As a man in my mid-30s in the year 2015, I spend the bulk of my life diligently and repeatedly carrying out one simple task – ignoring the prospect of(...)

GlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as(...)

Modern 191-bedroom hotel in Cork has extensive conference and leisure facilities. Photograph: Tony Healy

The landmark four-star Clarion Hotel on Cork’s Lapps Quay is on the market at €30 million through joint agents JLL and Savills. If it sells at its gui(...)

GSK announced it is recruiting 50 permanent and temporary employees at its manufacturing site in Sligo in 2015

Analytics company Numerix has announced it will create 30 jobs over three years at its new office in Dublin, while GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will recruit (...)