Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during a news conference . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds barely passed stress tests set by the Bank of England, which said their capital at the end of last year fell short(...)

Carechoice was owned by  Michael Lane and other investors

The Carechoice retirement and nursing home group has been sold to UK firm, Emerald Investments, for a figure understood to be €30 million-plus.The gro(...)

Lotto sense: While higher ticket prices will, in theory, generate bigger jackpots they could also alienate recession-weary Irish punters. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining s(...)

Heineken beer on sale at the bargain price of €2.95 at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

JD Wetherspoon’s high-profile bust-up with Heineken over the supply of beer to its new Forty Foot venue in Dún Laoghaire had been – excuse the pun – b(...)

British chancellor George Osborne said last week some of “the largest companies in the world”, including tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, were using “elaborate structures” to avoid tax.  Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP Photo

Multinationals will be given 30 days to pay a 25 per cent penalty tax by the British Revenue and Customs if it decides that they have improperly shif(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien: approach to buy Four Seasons hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Denis O’Brien has made an approach to buy the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin, according to the Sunday Times. The 200-bed hotel is owned by London and Re(...)

The new lottery show will be separate from the lottery’s popular Winning Streak show.

The National Lottery is planning to launch a new weekly game show on RTÉ television early next year in a bid to boost sales.The show, which promises b(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a case involving controversial interrogation practices by the Br(...)

Retailers had been keen to have the switchover complete before the Christmas rush.

Unsuspecting punters may be surprised by the new-look green lotto tickets being spewed out by machines across the country.The change reflects the shif(...)

The 800,000 sq ft Amazon  fulfilment centre   in Swansea, Wales. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Britain’s retailers are gearing up for their busiest-ever online shopping day at the end of this week, as “Black Friday” fever sweeps the nation. With(...)