Signage of Noble Resources, a Noble Group subsidiary: Noble Group  announced  that second-quarter profit fell amid a slump in commodity prices. Photograph:  Edgar Su/Reuters

Noble Group, the commodity trader battling criticism of its accounting, stepped up its public defence by publishing an auditor’s report in support of (...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor picutred attending The IFTA’s in The Mansion House, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lenny Abrahamson’s psychological-whimsical comedy Frank, Terry McMahon’s mental health drama Patrick’s Day and Stuart Carolan’s TV crime drama Love(...)

Detail from ‘Spanish Lady at Bullfight’, a painting at the Adams of Blackrock auction of European and  Irish paintings, silver and furniture

Tuesday (May 19th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar. Coins. A “Russia, Peter the Great gold 2- Roubles coin dated 1721” €5,000 (€3,000-(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)

Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

A small crowd of regular punters were split between thinking the whole episode was bizarre and reflecting how incredible it was that the head of the Government could casually have a pint in a gay bar

“Wow! Enda Kenny in Pantibar. That’s a first for us.” A tweet from Pantibar’s manager Shane Harte caused disbelief on Tuesday night, but there he was,(...)

Royal Caviar should prevail for Willie Mullins at Fairyhouse this afternoon, but the trainer’s main focus will be on Newbury, where Djakadam starts as favourite for the Hennessy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has already passed the €1 million prizemoney mark for the season in Ireland and the returning bumper performer Royal Caviar can maintai(...)