Things are finally moving in the North docks, an area that, with its cavernous half-built Anglo Irish Bank HQ, had become symbolic of Ireland’s bust.   Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The sale of Project Wave has been one of the most eagerly awaited of the last year. Having initially attracted attention from billionaire Denis O’Brie(...)

Jia Yueting, Leshi Internet Information and Technology founder aims to venture into electric cars as China attempts to cut air pollution

A Chinese IT billionaire is following in the footsteps of Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk in seeking to build electric cars in the world’s largest aut(...)

President of COP20, Peruvian minister of environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (right) and executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres applaud after the approval of  document dubbed The Lima Call for Climate Action. Photograph: EPA

The UN’s 20th climate-change conference in Lima – Cop20 – could easily have fallen apart, and it looked as if it would on Saturday. But the irreconcil(...)

Avolon founder and chief executive Dómhnal Slattery at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as the firm’s shares went on sale

Aircraft leasing group Avolon’s €1.3 billion launch on the New York Stock Exchange lured a number of new US institutional backers to the Irish compan(...)

The Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal delivering a speech during the opening of the  20th United Nations Climate Change Conference at Lima, Peru, this month. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar

Frantic negotiations to salvage the UN’s 20th climate conference are running right up to the wire after an earnest plea to negotiators by its presi(...)

Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (left) reacts during a news conference with Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Irish aircraft leasing group Avolon’s launch on the New York Stock market valued the the company at more than $1.6 billion.Avolon priced its shares at(...)

Britain is “playing Ireland at Ireland’s game” in terms of actively encouraging foreign direct investment, IBEC director   Danny Mc Coy said in Brussels today. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

A British exit from the European Union would represent a major challenge to Ireland, the director of IBEC said on Tuesday in Brussels.Speaking at the (...)

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group, (right) with Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, back in 2012.

Avolon’s long-awaited flotation on the New York Stock Exchange is primarily designed to allow its equity holders, its initial backers, to take some of(...)

Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes ( left) reacts during a news conference with Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group, on the third day of the Farnborough International Air Show  earlier this year. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Dublin-based aircraft leasing firm Avolon has announced further details of its upcoming IPO in the US.The company, which is run by Domhnal Slattery - (...)

Leaders of member countries of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) pose for a family photo at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, China.  Photograph: EPA

As the dust settles after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in Beijing, business leaders in the region are working to see what it a(...)