Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh and chief executive Gene Murtagh. The plan to buy Vicwest’s building products division was originally announced in November. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan has completed the acquisition of the building products division of Vicwest. The company announced on Wednesday it had(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive office. Kingspan said in February that it will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year

Kingspan has received regulatory approval to buy the building products division of Vicwest for Can$154 million (€109 million).The insulation manufact(...)

Ulster head coach Neil Doak wants his team to believe they can go all the way in the Pro12. Photo: Rob Hardie/Inpho

Glasgow 32 Ulster 10 The ebullience to be found around Scotstoun over Glasgow securing their home semi-final didn’t stick around for long. After all,(...)

Kingspan ESB has launched a scheme that will give customers an option to sign up to a roof top photovoltaic (PV) soalr energy product that the joint venture says will produce cheaper, renewable energy without the investment normally required for such a system.

Kingspan and ESB unveiled on Tuesday a new joint venture in Northern Ireland that will offer local businesses the opportunity to get involved in a sol(...)

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary. Shares in the airline jumped 3.6 per cent to €11.21 yesterday on foot of a 2 per cent reversal in oil prices, which wiped out gains from the previous two sessions. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

World financial markets were unsettled again yesterday amid a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds and volatile oil prices. Britain(...)

Kingspan CEO Eugene Murtagh. The insulation specialist reported a “strong start” to 2015 on Thursday morning. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

High performance insulation manufacturer Kingspan has enjoyed a “strong start” to its year, with sales revenue up by 28 per cent, thanks to favourabl(...)

Dan Tuohy celebrates Ulster’s victory over Leinster at the  Kingspan Stadium last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After a summer of upheaval, there is a growing sense that Ulster are building something special again, and the rock around which this is being constr(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “We have grown Collision at a faster rate than we ever achieved with Web Summit.”  Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Twenty two Irish start-ups will exhibit at the Web Summit’s sister event Collision in Las Vegas this week. The start-ups include TenderScout, LogoStor(...)

Barry Cryan, Pat Walsh, Conal O’Neill and Anthony Killeen from PanelDuct: the Co Mayo engineering firm  won the overall Innovation of the Year award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A couple of US visitors broke away from their guided tour of Belfast’s historic City Hall on Friday night, abandoning talk of the past for a snapshot (...)

Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)