Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)

Lloyds Banking Group reaches a milestone in recover. Photograph: Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend in more than six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a (...)

Antonio Horta-Osorio, chief executive officer of Lloyds Banking, speaks during the British Chamber of Commerce’s (BCC) annual conference in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend for six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone(...)

António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group. He stands to collect a bonus of £7 million on Friday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lloyds Banking Group’s army of small shareholders will have cause to celebrate on Friday as the bailed-out bank is expected to resume dividend payment(...)

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about(...)

Aer Lingus fell by as much as 10 per cent in Dublin in the afternoon, before coming back to close around 4.4 per cent down to €2.12 when the market closed

A drop in banks led European stocks lower, with concern growing over the political situation in Greece. Greece’s ASE Index lost 4.8 per cent as Natio(...)

Reinsurers are being squeezed by price competition and subdued demand from insurers for their products and consolidation in various forms is expected for companies that lack either global reach or a specialised focus.

Axis Capital Holdings and PartnerRe have agreed an all-share $11 billion merger to create one of the world’s largest reinsurers, responding to inte(...)

The merged firm also will sell specialty policies to businesses, as well as life and accident-and-health coverage.

Axis Capital Holdings has agreed to merge with Dublin-headquartered PartnerRe, combining two reinsurers with a total market value of almost $11 billio(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech are j(...)

Lloyds Pharmacy managing director Goretti Brady.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Republic’s biggest pharmacy chain plans further expansion this year following strong Christmas sales.Lloyds Pharmacy said that sales during the 20(...)