Mark Redmond, chief executive of the American Chamber said:  “The legislation has to be really clear so businesses can understand and implement it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The American Chamber of Commerce has warned that new Irish tax incentives may fail because they do not match the needs of multinationals. The chamber(...)

The European Commission has approved CRH’s planned €6.5 billion purchase of assets from rivals Holcim and Lafarge.

The European Commission has approved CRH’s planned €6.5 billion purchase of assets from rivals Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim and Lafarge agreed a €40 bil(...)

Some of the 11 AIB start-up Academy finalists pictured with Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan (third from left) and Ken Burke (centre), head of business banking at AIB, at the newspaper’s Dublin office. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The year-long search for the best start-up talent in the country came to a close when Herdwatch won the first ever AIB Start-up Academy final. On Marc(...)

South Korean tech giant Samsung announced a new mobile payments system, Samsung Pay, at Mobile World Congress. (Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters)

PAMELA NEWENHAM in BarcelonaFrancisco Gonzalez, the chief executive of Spanish bank BBVA, has said he is happy to live with tech firms moving into the(...)

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler: Compared fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) to a Picasso painting. Photograph: Bloomberg

The internet can’t exist without a referee, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has said. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barc(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. Photo: PA Wire

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has confir(...)

Business journalism winners:  Ciarán Hancock, John McManus, Pamela Newenham and Mark Paul.

The Irish Times has won four of the categories in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business wards for business journalism. Mark Paul and Cia(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

The Pogo system is a mobile card reader which enables credit and debit card payments anywhere with wireless coverage via smartphone

A new payment system being introduced by AIB and Eircom will allow SMEs, micro-enterprises and sole traders to accept debit and credit card payment(...)