European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB is expected to make an interest rate announcement. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European shares rose on Monday, boosted by expectations of more help from the European Central Bank, which weakened the euro and helped carmake(...)

Gay Byrne was the first broadcaster in Ireland to instigate telephone technology as part of what we now know as ‘talkback radio’. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Gaybo changed Ireland: discuss!” That’s the question broadcast historian Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill set for herself, and her conclusion is emphatic. “G(...)

Irish Life chief executive Bill Kyle said the 150 new roles would result from the continued growth of its defined contribution pensions activities, the expansion of Irish Life Investment Managers and Setanta Asset Management, and growth in its retail business.

Irish Life expects to create 150 new jobs in Ireland next year as part of a five-year growth strategy approved recently by its Canadian parent group (...)

Dublin Airport Authority: architect’s impression of six-storey-over-basement block expected to be ready for fit-out in the new year.

Commercial Property Editor The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has had early success with its new business park beside the airport with the completion(...)

Aviva’s Dublin office. The group has appointed Macquarie to advise it on options for its health insurance business.

UK insurance group Aviva is preparing to sell its Irish health insurance business, which has about 300,000 customers. The company has appointed Macqu(...)

Winning number: Prime zone A rents in Dundrum  Town Centre are now about €4,000 per sq m, which is almost double those in some other suburban  centres. photograph: matt kavanagh

Investor appetite for Irish retail assets is on the increase, according to a new report from agent CBRE. It claims that 54 per cent of investor spend (...)

JD Wetherspoon is expected to merge the corner building on Lower Abbey St with a former TSB bank to create new gastropub

A former church on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin’s north inner city, used over the past decade as a rehearsal venue by the Abbey Theatre, was at the c(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy: The High Court was told that a report compiled on the insurer’s behalf by a healthcare professional suggested Ms Prendergast had exaggerated her symptoms. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A woman has sued over an alleged failure to pay out income-protection payments under an insurance policy after she suffered serious pain. Rose Prende(...)

If investing in upgrading, refurbishing or redecorating your home is what you wish to do, the ARFs allow you the flexibility to do so

We are a retired couple with three ARFs with a total value, as of the end of last year, of €48,392.51. We are thinking of encashing them and spending (...)

Irish Life chief executive Bill Kyle: “Our total investor assets in Irish Life’s multi-asset portfolio solutions reached €4 billion [in the quarter], including over €1 billion in our retail Maps funds.” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Irish Life contributed €27.4 million to the third- quarter profits of its Canadian parent company, Great-West Lifeco, according to results published y(...)