Alex Kovach:  it is understood his post was axed under a restructuring of the group. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The man who spearheaded the acquisition of the Irish lottery for the owners of UK operator Camelot is to part ways with the company. Alex Kovac(...)

Some 300 million carrier bags were used in Northern Ireland in the year before the charge was introduced. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost three quarters since a 5p tax was introduced last year, the Department of the Environment has(...)

Property in London caught fire in the first half of 2014 with house prices rising by an annual rate of 20 per cent. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Londoners have long abandoned the notion that talking house prices is trashy and – with the property market seemingly at bursting point – even the (...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

“In our board’s judgment, it wasn’t a credible proposal that was going to fix all the risks for Balfour Beatty shareholders,” said Balfour executive chairman Steve Marshall. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has rejected a second merger proposal from rival Carillion, saying it would pose significant risks to it(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on the environment Barry Cowen
: “I am not surprised by these figures because from the very beginning, Irish Water has had a gold-plated bonus culture attached to it.” Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Irish Water’s running costs have been portrayed as “outlandish” following weekend newspaper reports contending its running costs are twice those of s(...)

More than four-fifths of the FTSE 100 chairmen questioned by Korn Ferry, a leadership and talent consultancy, said they wanted to see Britain renegotiate its relationship with Brussels. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

A group of FTSE 100 chairmen surveyed for a poll have overwhelmingly backed renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the European Union, with many(...)

A windsurfer taking advantage of the high winds pictured in Malahide today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Development Securities, the British listed fund which plans to invest up to £20 million (about €25 million) in equity into Irish property details, (...)

From humble beginnings in Dublin, Primark is now a European giant. “Primania” may sound like an American wrestling tournament but is, the retailer assures us, the euphoric effect its fast and affordable fashion has on consumers across eight European countries.

Board Berlin’s U9 underground train and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed the “Primark Line”. The closer you get to the terminus in Steglitz, the hig(...)

A Dubliner has been crowned the first Irish champion of the Channel 4 word-game Countdown, which is presented by Nick Hewer (centre) and features Susie Dent (left) and Rachel Riley (right). Photograph: Channel 4 Website.

A Dubliner has been crowned the first Irish champion of the Channel 4 word-game Countdown.Bristol-based Mark Murray (36) lifted the Richard Whiteley M(...)