Gavin Slark, Grafton chief executive officer, said that despite current challenges the group is “well placed to make further progress in the second half towards delivery of its medium term targets of a 7 per cent operating margin and 15 per cent return on capital employed.”(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the Grafton Group, which reported strong interim results on Thursday, said the company remains on the lookout for (...)

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. (...)

Irish Residential Properties Reit  chief executive David Ehrlich said the investment company would like to build 400-450 apartments on the Rockbrook site in Sandyford, Dublin, which it acquired earlier this year.

The chief executive of a €457 million property investment fund has questioned the current approach to planning in Dublin, suggesting density rules (...)

Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

The Revenue Commissioners collected some €41.4 billion in taxes in 2014, up from €37.9bn in 2013.

The Revenue Commissioners increased its tax collection by 9.3 per cent in 2014, as it benefited from “high levels of timely payment and compliance ra(...)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major currencies, helping to offset negative equity markets. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major curre(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Dragon Oil’s target is to grow average gross production at around 10 per cent in 2015 and exit the year at 100,000 bopd.

Dragon Oil, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has cut its capital expenditure (capex) forecast for 201(...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)