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(...)

Irish companies raised €285 million from venture capital investors last year, according to new data from the Irish Venture Capital As(...)

A 15-year lease for the basement, ground floor and first, second and third floors of 43 Grafton Street was signed in November of last year and involves an annual rent of €305,000, to be paid quarterly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

High-profile commercial tenants are paying more than €1 million a-year in rent for central Dublin offices, a first look at a newly-published register (...)

Facebook plans to move to top-quality office block on Grand Canal Square. Photograph: David Sleator

Facebook is to embark on a major expansion of its European headquarters in Dublin after completing legal contracts to rent almost twice the volume of (...)

The corporate law firm William Fry has confirmed that it is to move its Dublin headquarters to 2 Grand Canal Square in the docklands towards the end o(...)