Joe Kaeser, chief executive of German industrial group Siemens, addresses a news conference ahead of the annual shareholder meeting in Munich on Tuesday. Siemens missed first-quarter profit forecasts and announced management overhauls at its power and gas and healthcare divisions. (Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

US equity-index futures fell with European stocks as results by companies from Caterpillar to Microsoft and Siemens disappointed investors. Greek bon(...)

The drinks industry in Ireland has been undergoing something of a renaissance with a big rise in the number of distilleries and breweries being est(...)

 Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contracts. Photo: Bloomberg

Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contra(...)

Siemens will provide much of the financing for the windfarms off Yorkshire

A consortium led by Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has been given consent by the UK government to develop a massive 1.2 gigawatt se(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Ind): “Why did you choose to accept a more expensive option that required us to borrow from the Pension Reserve Fund with massive interest costs?”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A water meter is installed somewhere in Ireland every 30 seconds, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has told the Dáil. Irish Water has installed(...)

Ireland, Waterford: Property Partners Barry Herterich

Property Partners Barry Herterich (Tramore) is seeking €250,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow in Dunhill, Co Waterford. We find similar properties a(...)

When Niamh and Enda O’Connor purchased their current home at 14 Mountainview Park in Greystones in 2004, the interior of the house had an L-shaped la(...)

A Roche Bobois Profile tartan chair designed by Jean Paul Gautier

There will be plenty of food for design thought and savvy decorating ideas on offer at Beacon South Quarter’s Design Fair in Dublin’s Sandyford this S(...)

 Electronics and lighting company Philips announced that it will add the divisions healthcare and consumer lifestyle together under the name HealthTech and the light division will become independent.Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

Royal Philips chief executive officer Frans van Houten plans to break up the 123-year-old Dutch company, separating the lighting unit and focusing on (...)

CRH is to offload its share in a builder merchanting chain in France by the end of this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European stocks fell as China’s minister for finance Lou Jiwei dampened speculation his government will boost economic stimulus. Commodities producers(...)