A new National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen under construction in Bluffdale, about 40 kms south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph:  Jimmy Urquhart/ Reuters)

IIU, the private equity firm led by financier Dermot Desmond, has invested in Vahna, a cyber-security firm. The United States company is led by Brenda(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The fund run by Covestone beat rival funds managed by much larger financial institutions such as Davy, Irish Life, Merrion, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and Zurich. Photograph: Reuters

A fund run by Dublin-based wealth manager Covestone has delivered a 31 per cent return for its investors to the end of August, since it launched in Ju(...)

Samples of standardised plain cigarette packaging. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Italy has objected to Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals on the day of the deadline yesterday for European Union countries to lodge their con(...)

Healthier Smoker Ltd made liquids used in e-cigarettes under a number of different names, including Purple Silk, Calm Desert Brand, Kamel Blend and Myfair E-juice.

Japan Tobacco International has halted its legal proceedings against Healthier Smoker Ltd (HSL) after the Waterford-based firm’s liquidator agreed on (...)

Making it plain: cigarettes waiting to be packaged. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Eight European Union countries have lodged concerns about Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals, with the deadline for objections ending today.(...)

MedicX has worked in Northern Ireland previously but has yet to make an investment in the Republic.

MedicX Fund, a £291 million (€365 million) healthcare investment property and development company listed on the London Stock Exchange, is in talks to (...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen addresses a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, DC, yesterday. She told lawmakers the central bank must press on with monetary stimulus as “significant slack” remained in labour markets and inflation was still below the Fed’s goal. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stock markets rose yesterday, adding to earlier gains as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve would not adjust guidance about how soon it w(...)

Better Capital’s Jon Moulton: “The relationship with the NPRF remains strong with both parties remaining committed to the joint venture. Deal flow has, however, not been as strong as would be liked.”

A €100 million fund backed by the State and managed by Better Capital to invest in turning around Irish small and medium enterprises will be wound dow(...)

‘A Nightingale Falling’: a film set during the War of Independence, featuring Tara Breathnach, Gerard McCarthy and Muireann Bird.

A Nightingale Falling, a new movie about the Irish War of Independence co-financed by veteran aviation businessman Gerry Burke, has signed up 7&(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The spectacular Gherkin building is the perfect place to look out on London’s financial world, from the City’s investment banks directly below it to M(...)