Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

Sophie de Menthon with Emmanuel Macron: “What I did for four years in the private sector is very useful for what I am doing today.”

French prime minister Manuel Valls introduces his economy minister Emmanuel Macron as “the star of my government”. Macron was appointed in an emergenc(...)

In documents declassified at the National Archives on October 24th, 2014, an agent codenamed Jack King is revealed to in fact be Eric Roberts, who until the summer of 1940 was working at the Euston Road branch of the Westminster bank.

The World War II spy who fooled British Nazis into believing he was a Gestapo agent and persuaded them to work for him has been named as a London bank(...)

 Greene King says it has rejected an initial rival offer from Bulmers producer C&C. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

C&C, the Tipperary-based maker of Magners and Bulmers cider, is believed to be preparing a fresh bid for a UK-listed group of more than 1,200 pu(...)

Openhydro, the Louth-based tidal energy company, looks set to lose one of its most promising pilot projects after the US Department of Energy pulled(...)

The Moran and Bewley’s Group, with 10 hotels in Ireland and the UK, will record revenues of more than €100 million this year and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of over €32 million.

Six offers have been received for the Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group, run by Limerick businessman Tom Moran and his family. All bids are above €400 mi(...)

Tom Moran, founder, and Pat Power, group finance director, the Moran group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rothschild has been appointed to sell the Moran Hotels chain for a price thought be in the region of €300 million. According to EuroProperty, the pan-(...)

Eircom’s shareholders and investors have backed a potential move of holding company to Jersey. Photograph, Frank Millier, Irish Times

Eircom has secured the approval of its shareholders and lenders to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey, a move designed to open the wa(...)

Eircom head office at Heuston South Quarter, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Eircom, which is mulling a possible flotation later this year, plans to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey to “provide . . . greater(...)