The George pub on South Great Georges Street in  Dublin is part of the Danu portfolio. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Oi . . . you rock!” exclaims operations director Nathan Evans to kitchen staff at the end of the launch night of the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Mr Kenny’s(...)

European Commissioner Jonathan Hill: his main project is to deliver a capital markets union in the EU by 2019, which he believes many British businesses support. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The UK won’t be able to have its “cake and eat it” when it comes to deciding on its membership of the European Union in the next couple of years, acco(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

Blaming past failings inside the Bank of England, Mr Carney said its ultra-traditional governance rules had “weakened the social licence of markets”. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Bankers found guilty of rigging financial markets will be jailed for up to a decade, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the City of Lon(...)

A report on London’s financial centre recently revealed that it has the potential to create 40,000 new jobs. Could DUblin also benefit from this? (Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Ireland’s international financial services sector should forge closer links with the City of London in order to maximise its potential, Brian Hayes M(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 1:40

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

A security van entering Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London, believed to be carrying Navinder Singh Sarao, the futures trader facing charges of contributing to the 2010 “flash crash”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A UK futures trader operating out of a suburban London house is fighting extradition to the United States to face fraud charges, including allegations(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell were, by any measure, among the most low-profile of the property developing set that invested heavily in bricks and (...)

Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)