ICG chief executive Eamonn Rothwell: he owns 14.7 per cent of the shipping group

Ferries and freight business Irish Continental Group yesterday surpassed the €1 billion mark in market capitalisation for the first time. However, by(...)

Bank of Ireland stock finished the day down 0.5 per cent at 35 cent

European equities closed lower, dropping from a three-month high, after US factory data raised concern that the world’s largest economy may not be str(...)

Start-ups exhibiting at the Web Summit in Dublin. Almost 4,000 new company and business start-ups formed in November.

Almost 4,000 new company and business start-ups formed in November, according to new figures from business and credit risk analyst Vision-net.ie. Thi(...)

Frank Feighan, TD; Tony McLoughlin, TD; Senator Michael Comiskey; and  Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at IT Sligo where the Minister  launched a jobs strategy for the north, aimed at creating 28,000 jobs by 2020. Photograph: James Connolly

Neopost is to invest €15 million in a new European operations centre in Dublin, which will create 100 jobs over the next two years. The Fr(...)

Oisin Hanrahan got the idea for Handy while developing properties in Budapest, when he noticed how difficult it was to find a trustworthy cleaner.  Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE/Web Summit

Thirty-two year old Dubliner Oisin Hanrahan is cleaning up, literally. His start-up Handy, which provides cleaning and DIY services, is pulli(...)

Dole queue: Irish live register (Nov) figures will be released on Tuesday.  Photograph: Frank Miller
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MONDAY Results: Aberdeen Asset Management; Naturex. Meetings: Launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Du(...)

Dr Cara Augustenborg: will share “ideas and thoughts on the solution to the global climate change crisis”

TEDx is back in Dublin this week, with a sold-out event in UCD this Friday. It is the university’s third annual TEDxUCD event. Dr Cara Augus(...)

At an event hosted by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Greg Davies will illustrate how investors’ search for emotional comfort can affect investment success. Photograph: Bloomberg

Investment decisions can be heavily swayed by our emotional responses to immediate context – but often these matter a lot less than we think. W(...)

PayPal vice-president of global operations Louise Phelan.

More than a quarter of Irish shoppers made a purchase on a Chinese website in the last 12 months, according to new research from PayPal. (...)

Retail sales fell modestly in October, but remain substantially higher than a year ago. Photo: PA

Retail sales fell modestly in October, but remain substantially higher than a year ago, pointing towards positive consumer trends according t(...)