AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the first half of 2015 has been “a record period” for the company. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Kingspan chief executive, Gene Murtagh, believes that the Republic’s building industry will continue growing over “the next few years”. Revenues at th(...)

Grant Thornton managing partner Paul McCann said that the merger will “serve to increase competition within the larger Irish firms, particularly in the areas of audit and taxation, as well as the growing market for corporate finance advisory services”. Photograph: Patrick O’Leary

Accountants Grant Thornton and RSM Farrell Grant Sparks are set to merge in a link-up that will see them threaten the profession’s dominant big four. (...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)

Nama: says controversy over payment is peripheral to the agency and only really concerns the relationship between the advisers who worked for Cerberus. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

US law firm Brown Rudnick played a central role in the controversy over the sale of Nama’s Northern Irish loan book. It initially canvassed the agency(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of potential buyers were eyeing Nama’s Northern Irish property loans in mid-2013, but US fund manager Pimco made the strongest play for the a(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly and Brendan McDonagh, former director at the National Treasury Management Agency arriving for the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

*Unsuccessful bidder, US fund manager, Pimco was prepared to split £15 million (€21 million) between Belfast solicitors, Tughans, New York lawyers, Br(...)

Nama sold €5.6 billion worth of loans against northern Irish properties to Cerberus for €1.7 billion in June 2014. The US fund hired US lawyers Brown and Rudnick, along with  Northern Irish firm Tughans, as advisers. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

State agency Nama on Tuesday defended the sale of its Northern Ireland loans, which has sparked a row over claims of corrupt payments and is facing pa(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness. Photograph: David Sleator

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to investigate claims that almost €10 million in an offshore account was intended to pay figures asso(...)

The share sale will dilute Denis O’Brien’s holding in Digicel, but the flotation document indicates that he will keep control of the business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien is to float his mobile phone business Digicel on the New York Stock Exchange in three to four months time, raising hundreds (...)