Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of RSA Ireland, arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal heard that Mr Smith rang the chairman of the company’s Irish board on the day the terms of an internal financial inquiry were being framed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith rang the chairman of the insurer’s Irish board and asked: “Can you do your best for me?” on the day th(...)

Philip Smith: former chief executive of RSA painted a picture of a successful Irish business that had its presses raided in the boom years by its parent company in the UK. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Such was the heat in a packed room hearing Philip Smith’s constructive dismissal case against British insurer RSA, that the staff at the Employment A(...)

Troubled British insurer RSA has set out its plans for a fully underwritten rights issue , to raise £773 million to restore its capital posit(...)

Despite Edward Snowden’s continuing revelations of secret data gathering, we show no signs of losing our collective appetite for creating and using data. Photograph: Reuters

On the drive into San Francisco, a huge billboard alongside Highway 101 states: “We’re all data nerds now.” It’s an advertisement for a t(...)

RSA’s woes in Ireland emerged on November 8th when it announced the suspension of chief executive Philip Smith, chief financial officer Rory O’Connor and claims director Peter Burke pending the outcome of an investigation into issues involving “claims and finance functions which were identified during a routine internal audit”.

Shares in British insurer RSA fell by 7.2 per cent in London yesterday after the company said it had provided another £135 million (€160 million) in (...)

Philip Smith:  currently suspended pending the outcome of an investigation

Philip Smith, who is currently serving a suspension as chief executive of insurer RSA, has agreed to “step back” from his role as president of Insuran(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Times about 14 months ago, Philip Smith, chief executive of insurer RSA Ireland, said: “It’s a privilege to lead this (...)