Paul Coulson: as he turns 64, the head of Ardagh Group is not retiring, but looking at more ways to expand his glass empire. Photograph: Frank Miller

A year ago, Paul Coulson finally seemed to have lost his nerve as he dropped out of the running for a €3 billion bottle-making business being sold by (...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ardagh’s chairman and biggest shareholder, Paul Coulson, has told industry analysts that there is “nothing going on” with the packaging group’s €2 bil(...)

Leading the way: BedZed, a zero-carbon-emission ecovillage in London. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho/Getty

As we digest the warnings and promises from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, there is one industry that is poised for major change in Irelan(...)

Apple: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Sept); German IFO business climate (Oct); US Dallas Fed manufacturing index (Oct); US new (...)

 Emma in her new apartment at Pim Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Emma (19) was homeless for a year, but now she is sitting on her sofa in her new apartment in Dublin. She moved in three weeks ago and plans to stud(...)

Fr Peter McVerry receives the French human rights prize from Jean-Pierre Thebault the French Ambassador to Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fr Peter McVerry has been awarded the France-Ireland Human Rights Award for fighting homelessness and poverty in Ireland. Fr McVerry (left), who rece(...)

Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO of French building materials giant Saint-Gobain, addresses the group’s general meeting in Paris on June 4th, 2015. Photograph: AFP Photo/Eric Piermont

French building materials firm Cie de Saint-Gobain may soon be able to focus all its energy on the battle to take over Swiss chemicals maker Sika afte(...)

Twitter: results out tomorrow.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Alkermes; Apple; Bankia; Doosan; Jones Lang LaSalle; Mylan. Meeting: Dragon Oil AGM (Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London) Indi(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)

Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)