FBD says that profitability in the Irish insurance market will be challenging into 2016 as the market has not increased rates sufficiently to compensate for the significant deterioration in the claims environment”.

The Irish insurance market will continue to be loss making in 2015 and 2016, insurance group FBD said on Monday, noting that rates haven’t risen enou(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave opens the Web Summit 2015 at the RDS, Dublin.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is using the Web Summit as a “distraction” from the real issues impacting people on a day to day basis, founder Paddy Cosgrave said ahe(...)

After a bumper summer Ryanair is forecasting full year profits will be towards the upper end of its € 1,175m to € 1,225m range. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish airline Ryanair saw its first half profits soar by 37 per cent to €1 billion, on the back of a “bumper summer” and fuel savings, as it forecast (...)

As banks continue to offer their best mortgage rates to homeowners who are willing to lock into fixed rates, new data from the Central Bank shows that the number of outstanding fixed rate loans showed a marked increase in the second quarter.

As banks continue to offer their best mortgage rates to homeowners who are willing to lock into fixed rates, new data from the Central Bank shows tha(...)

The last census was held in April 2011. (Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times)

The Central Statistics Office is to commence recruitment for some 430 census field supervisor positions on Thursday September 17th, ahead of next yea(...)

Central Park office park in Leopardstown where Green Reit is reporting full occupancy and has construction underway on Block H. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Listed property investor Green Reit believes that there is a risk that Dublin’s office market will be oversupplied from 2018 as new developments now u(...)

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(...)