Warren Buffet’s $30 billion-plus purchase of Precision Castparts is the biggest M&A deal announced so far this year

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have climbed close to a record high this year, accelerated by a trio of multibillion-dollar deals in the US,(...)

Bailouts are something of a national obsession in this country, so there will be some relief in Government circles this week that VHI has managed to r(...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)

Sandara Kelso-Robb, strategic adviser of Giving Northern Ireland, and Dr Gareth McGrath, director of Politics Plus, greet Prof Angela Eikenberry, Fulbright scholar at the University of Birmingham, who gave a special lecture on the meaning and impact of philanthropy at Parliament Buildings as part of Philanthropy Fortnight. Photograph: Paul Moane / Aurora

New research suggests that people who work for companies that give them the opportunity to put their “professional and leadership” skills to good use (...)

Don Keough was a wonderful humanitarian, full of laughter and life, had an extraordinarily successful business career with Coca-Cola and then as chairman of boutique investment bank Allen & Company.
A tribute to Don Keough

The passing of Don Keough last week was a deeply sad event for me personally and also sad for Ireland, the country of his forebears to which he gave g(...)

US president Barack Obama thinks Americans should start to pay death duties. Republicans in control of Congress are apoplectic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Barack Obama will publish his latest budget proposals this week and will follow up his combative state of the union address with more proposals design(...)

Bono, of U2, the Irish band with Dutch tax residency:  31st on the list of movers and shakers in the tax world. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The International Tax Review is a London-based multimedia publication that is a major source of information and debate for those whose profession and/(...)

Jack Johnson in acton for the Columbus Blue Jackets. When he filed bankruptcy papers the balance in his current account was $2,202.62.  Photograph: Getty Images

In 2011, Jack Johnson signed a seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) worth $30.5 million (€24.5m). Not ye(...)

Emmet Savage and John Tyrrell of Rubicoin aim to offer a jargon-free investing experience. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

Interested in shares and investing but haven’t a clue where to start? Or perhaps you picked up a bit here and there, but lack the confidence to start (...)

Milestone Aviation prospered on the trend towards more marginal locations in exploration industries.

It looks like Richard T Santulli has done it again. Some 30 years ago the US entrepreneur pioneered the concept of time-share or “fractional” leasing(...)