Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion Capital, described the underlying housing market as stronger than the official data suggests. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of homes climbed by 16.3 per cent nationally in the 12 months to the end of December, while Dublin house prices jumped by 23 per cent over th(...)

PTSB’s cuts of up to 0.42 per cent in variable rates will be applied  to new customers and those on existing “managed” variable rates but not to those on the standard variable rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new year was less than a week old when Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB lowered some of their mortgage interest rates. In PTSB’s case, cut(...)

The cost of a book of 50 cheques will rise to ¤15 from February 23rd 2015 for Bank of Ireland’s business customers.

Bank of Ireland business and personal customers will be hit with another round of fee increases from February 2015, as the bank continues to encourage(...)

Exports of chemicals and related products returned to growth this year, advancing by 0.5 per cent in the year to September to € 38.8bn.

Exports fell by 4 per cent, or € 323 million from August to September, pushing the trade surplus down, also by 4 per cent, to €3.3 billion.According t(...)

Intel’s Clean Room in Fab 24 of Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Output from the ’modern’ high-tech sector is expected to drive growth in 2014. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Output from Irish-based factories grew by 21.3 per cent in the year to September 2014, driven by growth in the high-technology and chemical sectors. H(...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

The Fyffes share price dipped by more than 4 per cent in the half hour following the result of the vote

Fyffes, the Dublin-headquartered banana distributor, looks set to pick up a “break fee” of at least $23.5 million (€18.5 million) after shareholders (...)

Permanent TSB: still awaits clearance from the European Commission for its restructuring plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

On August 19th, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan issued a statement welcoming the improved half-year results published that day by Permanent TS(...)

The Fyffes deal, announced in March, would create the world’s largest banana company and cut Charlotte, North Carolina-based Chiquita’s tax bill by enabling it to move its headquarters to Ireland. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. to about $658 million, raising pressure on the ba(...)