Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)

Representatives of the bank receiver posting documents on the order of the court on the gate of  the O’Donnell family home, Gorse Hill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:01

Blake O’Donnell cut a lonely figure, sitting alone on the plaintiff’s side of the senior counsels’ bench, with just a jotter for company and three Lev(...)

Angus Ridgeway of Potentialife, Hugo MacNeill of Goldman Sachs and Tim Arnold of Hailo at the ‘Be Your Best’ workshop in the ‘Irish Times’ offices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he learned that there was no positive behavioural psychology programme that could be shown to actually work, Tal Ben-Shahar (44), an American-(...)

The An Post sorting office at Cardiff Lane: has a mixed zoning which will allow for the development of 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft ) of offices and about 100 apartments

An Post is to free up a high-value 2.3-acre redevelopment site in the south Dublin docklands by relocating its sorting office from Cardiff Lane to an(...)

M&A activity in Ireland is at its strongest since 2008 with 42 deals announced during the first half of the year, according to new figures compile(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opinion was divided yesterday over whether the Supreme Court ruling in the Bewley’s case was going make a ripple or a splash in the Republic’s commerc(...)

Traders watch as a mascot dressed as a character from Candy Crush Saga walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The company reorganised its structure around the time of its IPO. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

The US parent company behind the hugely popular Candy Crush Saga mobile game has petitioned the High Court in Dublin to reduce its share capital by $(...)

The State currently owns 99.8 per cent of AIB, 99.2 per cent of PTSB and about 15 per cent of Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Finance is looking to hire consultants to advise it on strategic options for the State’s shareholdings in AIB, Bank of Ireland and P(...)

EU internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier said the new rules will establish a “safer, more transparent and more responsible financial system” and help restore investor confidence. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament yesterday approved new rules on the trading of financial instruments that aim to curb speculative trading and offer bet(...)

Chatham Street shops: four of the eight shop units with overhead apartments off Grafton Street which are due to be sold in the next few weeks. photograph: nick bradshaw

Three Dublin office blocks and a row of shops with overhead apartments on Chatham Street, off Grafton Street, are among the latest tranche of inves(...)