Dole queue: Irish live register (Nov) figures will be released on Tuesday.  Photograph: Frank Miller
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MONDAY Results: Aberdeen Asset Management; Naturex. Meetings: Launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Du(...)

Given the opprobrium that greeted the news this week of Pfizer and Allergan’s $160 billion merger, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ire(...)

Last January, medical device company Medtronic  became the largest company based in Ireland when it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

The medical device company Medtronic-Covidien is to shed 150 jobs at its contact centre in Dublin, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU)(...)

Medical device maker  Medtronic: the US industry giant moved to Ireland  in a tie-up estimated to be worth $48bn. Photograph: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

A spate of so-called “tax inversion” deals involving companies based in Ireland appears to be distorting the country’s foreign direct investment (FDI(...)

Results from Harvey Norman Holdings are due to be released tomorrow
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TODAY Results: Perseus Mining. Indicators: Irish consumer confidence (August); Irish building information index (H1); Japanese housing starts (Ju(...)

Performance reviews: often companies use a one-size-fits-all measurement model that is not fit for purpose. Photograph: Thinkstock

There were more than few eyebrows raised recently when Accenture, one of the biggest companies of the world, said it was ditching annual performanc(...)

A worker assembles a  device that is inserted into a heart pacemaker, at a  Medtronic  facility. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Medical device group Medtronic forecast full-year profit that trailed analysts’ estimates, reflecting the impact of the company’s $49.9 billion acquis(...)

Medtronic, which completed its acquisition of Covidien earlier this year, is the  68th largest company in the world, with a market capitalisation of $111m.

Fiona Reddan Dublin-headquartered Medtronic is the only Irish company to make a list of the world’s 100 most valuable companies. Published (...)

Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)