Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

Head of business energy at SSE Airtricity Stephen Gallagher (left) with Aviva Stadium director Martin Murphy.

The Aviva Stadium is going green. Under a new deal with SSE Airtricity, the arena’s power supply is to come solely from renewable energy sources. By (...)

The extra provision for the US litigation will reduce fourth-quarter profits by £1.5 billion

Royal Bank of Scotland said it would take a surprise £2.5 billion hit to its fourth-quarter profits after setting aside more cash to cover litigation(...)

Fears regarding slowing iPhone sales have hit Apple hard

‘Sell everything’ is lousy advice “Sell everything.” So said RBS analyst Andrew Roberts last week, and his warning that 2016 would prove “cataclysmic”(...)

A 36.6-metre (120-foot) tall gold-colored statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is surrounded by farmland in Tongxu County in central China’s Henan province. According to Chinese state media, businessmen and local villagers contributed nearly 3 million yuan ($457,000) to build the cement statue. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP
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Image of the week: The Golden Mao It’s not every day that a 36.6m (120 ft) gold-painted figure of a man gets erected in the middle of farmland in c(...)

Jurys Inn: the Ireland and UK-focused hotel group boosted its performance by targeting more high-value corporate guests. Photograph: Adrian Brown/Bloomberg News

The Dublin-headquartered Jurys Inn hotel group is believed to be on course for a near 10 per cent surge in its revenues in 2015, after posting an 8 pe(...)

Irish property group Cairn Homes and Cork developer Michael O’Flynn both met the deadline for final bids yesterday on Project Clear, a portfolio of U(...)

Barclays is set to pay a substantial fine to resolve allegations that it abused foreign exchange markets. Photograph: Reuters

British bank Barclays is set to pay a substantial fine to resolve allegations that it abused foreign exchange markets through its electronic trading p(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has signalled that more clarity should emerge by the end of the year. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Bank of England gave no sign that it was in any more of a hurry to raise interest rates on Thursday, predicting near-zero inflation would pick up (...)

Third quarter profit totalled £114 (€157m) as against £394 million (€485m) for the same period a year earlier

Ulster Bank has recorded a 70 per cent decline in third quarter operating profit, but said improving economic conditions had contributed to stronger n(...)