Ian Humphreys (right) claims his brother David, former Direcdtor of Rugby in Ulster, had nothing to do with his return to the province. Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Ian Humphreys has claimed brother David was not involved in negotiations to bring him back to Ulster and says he would have returned to the province e(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan, said that the group delivered strong growth in profitability in the first six months of the year, and its order book has carried good momentum into the second half of the year, “driven by continued growth in the demand for low energy buildings”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan reported a 4 per cent rise in revenues in the first six months of the year, as sales levelled off in the second quart(...)

Pat Kenny with Alison Comyn at UTV Ireland’s photocall in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Kingspan and UTV Media are both due to report interim results tomorrow. Building materials company Kingspan is expected to post first half revenue of (...)

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TODAY Results: Avid Technology; Harvey Norman. Indicators: German IFO – current assessment (August); US new home sales (July). TOMORROW(...)

Bank of Ireland was one of the main movers on the day, up 2.1 per cent at closing to 29.1 cent. Traders said 280 million shares changed hands on the day, and it was the most traded stock on the exchange. Photograph: Frank Miller

European stocks declined, paring their biggest weekly gain in six months, after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen underscored the persistence(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson

FIONA REDDAN Kingspan, the building materials and insulation group, has positioned itself for a tilt at the rapidly improving US housing market with t(...)

Kingspan’s acquisition of Pactiv will allow the Irish company build upon the growing success of its existing insulated panel business throughout the North America region.

Irish insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan has acquired the building insulation division of US company Pactiv for $82 million (€61m(...)

Aer Lingus had its busiest trading day in five years as its share price closed out the session up 4.8% to €1.37. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Global stocks fell and treasuries extended gains as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed optimism on ECB stimulus. The crisis in Ukraine deepene(...)

In Europe, stocks rose to their highest levels in a week, although Ireland lagged slightly behind the trend

A global gauge of stock markets rose as investors were cautiously optimistic about a possible de-escalation of the conflict in the Russia-Ukraine b(...)

Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall is competing on MOD70 trimaran Oman Sail with Sidney Gavignet.

When it comes to bucket lists and sailing, distance races such as the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and Newport to Bermuda are often cited as “must-do” e(...)