The queue outside the Tesco in Cardiff before the doors opened on Black Friday.  Photo: PA Wire

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain have hit the sales as shops across the UK and Ireland opened their doors early for Black Friday, but things go(...)

 Former Apple chief executive   John Sculley at the  Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

If we need any evidence that a reputation is often beyond anyone’s control, consider the case of John Sculley. Not many people, after all, have in r(...)

Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

EBay’s headquarters in San Jose, California

EBay reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast, helping to allay concerns about the compan(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

 eBay headquarters in San Jose, California: the company is scheduled to spin off its PayPal transactions business in the third quarter. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

EBay says it has sold its 28.4 per cent equity stake in Craigslist back to the online classified advertising company. With the sale, all litigation be(...)

James Morrissey, co-owner of New York’s hip Irish bar, where the Guinness is in a créme de menthe cocktail and the look is your mammy’s good room circa 1960.

An Irish bar where you can’t get a pint of Guinness sounds a bit like a McDonald’s that doesn’t serve quarter pounders, but such things exist. To be f(...)

Teamwork currently employs about 50 people and hopes to add 40 more by the end of this year, according to Donal Cahalane.

Cork-based software company Teamwork is set to nearly double its staff between now and Christmas, according to its vice president of growth and market(...)

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg has announced pay increases for contract staff.

Facebook is increasing pay and benefits for contract workers and people employed through third-party companies.The new standards include a minimum wag(...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive  of Tesla Motors, speaks during the unveiling of the company’s “Powerwall’ in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

There are few more fascinating figures in business today than Elon Musk, the PayPal co-founder who has gone on to specialise in attention-grabbing tra(...)