Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta, with his RDS gold medal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What’s the secret to success in business? According to Aryzta boss Owen Killian, it boils down to one thing – relevance.It’s the key driver of change(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland is to retain full ownership of Ulster Bank following a strategic review of its operations in Ireland. The move ends more(...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to launch at special signing ceremony in Dublin today attended by  German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

An initial tranche of €800 million is to be made available for lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the new State-backed Strategic Banking(...)

Ireland’s food and drink industry already accounted for an annual turnover of €25 billion, including €10 billion in exports. Photograph: Getty Images

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Most Irish food and drink companies are not spending enough on innovation to tap the potential for growth presented by the rising n(...)

 Premier Lotteries Ireland has been holding seminars to train retail agents on how to use the new Photon ticket terminals.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The big switch to a new-look National Lottery will take place next month or in December. The lottery’s new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI),(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says tax inversion deals giving rise to negative perceptions

The recent spate of high-profile tax inversion deals involving Irish companies are being driven by push rather than pull factors, according to Ministe(...)

Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

The umbrella group for the Irish funds industry has signed a pact with its Chinese counterpart to forge closer ties between the sectors in both count(...)

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Follow Budget 2015(...)