Nike signed a €100 million sponsorship deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation in 1996 and still has an agreement with the association – but US attorney general Loretta Lynch would not comment on whether or not the company was involved in the investigation. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Nike insists it is co-operating with the authorities after the arrests of football officials in Zurich on corruption charges yesterday. US attorney ge(...)

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 Kathryn Thomas, Sarah Geraghty, Barbara Ennis and Louise Reilly emerge from the sea

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Máire Godfrey: “I can’t believe it’s me. It’s like it’s all happening to somebody else, but I’m getting a great kick from it all.”     Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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7-11 Grafton Street: four shops including McDonalds which are bringing in an overall rent of €1,820,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

With the Dublin retail market, as well as the suburban office sector, rapidly recovering, Royal London Asset Management is planning to offload eight r(...)

The European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland has been delayed.European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager(...)

A replica of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s franchise is seen in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald’s  has said it will sell off more corporate sites to franchisees as it strives to reverse a trend of sagging sales.  Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

McDonald’s new chief executive has said he would reorganise operating units, sell more restaurants to franchisees and cut costs in a bid to turn the f(...)

 Conor Dempsey of Gookies, Aidan Cotter, chief executive of Bord Bia, Gary Gartland of Coomara and John Paul O’Reilly, commercial director of Tesco Ireland at the  Tesco Tastebud initiative launch. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

SuperValu, which recently deposed Tesco Ireland as the largest grocer in the State by market share, makes much in its marketing of its relationship wi(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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