The shareholding was given in return for just over €32 million of productivity savings from workers between 2005 and 2009.

Bord Gáis workers are set to share in a windfall of €54 million after the energy group agreed to buy back a minority stake in the company held by s(...)

“Esops were all the rage in the Bertie years . . . Bord Gáis got one in 2008, just months before the economic crash.” Photograph: Vitali Dyatchenko

In the coming weeks another of those State-sponsored employee share ownership plans (Esops) will be wound up for the benefit of the workers. Th(...)

Vodafone had been in competition with BT Ireland to enter the partnership with ESB

ESB has selected Vodafone as its preferred partner to build a €400 million fibre network that will be strung across electricity poles to bring high-sp(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Diageo, the maker of Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky, said operating profit excluding some items was £2.06 billion

European shares recouped early losses and closed higher yesterday following the release of solid US growth data. Investors also stepped back in to buy(...)

The massive field has the capacity to produce 120,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent, which includes the gas.

Production delays at its offshore Jubilee field in Ghana kept a lid on the share price of Tullow Oil following a trading update yesterday, despite the(...)

In addition to the big players, the list includes an assortment of recruitment firms, law firms, engineering contractors and economic consultants.

IBM€44.8 millionThe consulting arm of the technology giant won three separate Irish Water contracts by tender.The first is to deliver the new utility’(...)

Carl Scarpa, the chain of upscale women’s shoe shops, will later this month exit examinership after raising fresh funds of €590,000.The High Court yes(...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodies DIY and Heiton Buckley chains, yesterday revealed a strong performance in the second half of the year that pushed full-year sales up by 8 per cent to £1.9 billion (€2.3 billion).

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the builders merchant and DIY retailer Grafton Group, said the Irish market appears to be on a path to “sustained (...)

CFA members believe Irish property will provide the best returns for investors this year, followed by equities and bonds. About a third felt Irish bonds will outperform global bonds in 2014. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg News

Financial analysts expect the Irish economy to continue to outperform the rest of the euro zone with property expected to deliver the best returns thi(...)

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