A view of cliffs on Inis Meáin, one of the Aran Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

Inis Meáin’s primary school has been saved from imminent closure but it has taken the intervention of an insurance company to secure the necessary fun(...)

RSA Insurance rose in London trading after Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance proposed to buy the company for about £5.6 billion. Photo: Bloomberg

RSA Insurance rose in London trading after Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance proposed to buy the company for about £5.6 billion (€4.8 billion). The shar(...)

 Martin Senn, chief executive officer , Zurich Insurance Group, pictured in Dublin. Senn, who is weighing a bid for RSA that would increase Zurich’s market share in the UK and Scandinavia, has also sold businesses and improved efficiency as insurers struggle with low interest rates and pressure on price. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Zurich Insurance Group, the Swiss firm considering a bid for the UK’s RSA Insurance Group, reported profit that missed analysts estimates as earnings(...)

RSA is the subject of a potential takeover bid by Zurich Insurance Group, and a deal would cap a tumultuous two-year period for the insurer after an accounting scandal in Ireland. (Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

British insurer RSA shrunk its Irish losses to £16m (€23m) in the first half of the year, down from £65m in 2014, as it noted that “remediation conti(...)

 Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

RSA Insurance Group surged 11.3 per cent after Zurich Insurance said on July 28th, 2015 it was weighing up a bid for the British group with a market capitalisation of £4.4bn.  Zurich fell 3 per cent. (Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Zurich Insurance is weighing a bid for British rival RSA which could top $8 billion and attract counter-offers as insurers look to diversify amid tou(...)

Audi R8: the company’s results are out today.   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

TODAY Results: Audi; First Bancorp; Perrigo. Indicators: US factory orders (March); Chinese HSBC manufacturing PMI (April); Euro zone Markit manufa(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

The over-arching theme at Davos this year is ‘The new global context’. Photograph: EPA

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is tough if you’re not a one-percenter. Companies pay about 600,000 francs (€607,560) for a pass th(...)

Zurich Insurance has said there is more to do in terms of improving efficiency in its business although the group is on track to meet key financial ta(...)