Unite believes the renationalisation of NIE would encourage large scale investment in Northern Ireland’s electrical infrastructure.

The trade union Unite wants the North’s Executive to renationalise ESB-owned Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) after the company announced plans for (...)

UK regulators are reviewing Lagan Cement’s bid to buy the rooftile business owned by the Quinn Group. Lagan Cement, part of the Belfast a(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar last year said the Coalition was no longer actively pursuing a sale of Aer Lingus. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus was back on the agenda this week after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, a partner of the Irish airline, incr(...)

Etihad Airlines has minority holdings in a number of airlines, including Aer Lingus,   Air Berlin of Germany, Jet Airways of India and Virgin Australia.

Etihad Airlines has increased its stake in Aer Lingus to more than 4 per cent suggesting the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the Irish carrier ma(...)

Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington welcomed yesterday’s ruling, saying: “Today’s CAT judgment is a key milestone on the path toward removing Ryanair from the Aer Lingus share register.”

Ryanair may have just one last avenue of appeal open to it before the UK competition regulator forces the airline to cut its near 30 per cent s(...)

Ryanair brought its case to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London after the Competition Commission last year ordered it to cut its 29.8 per cent holding in Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ryanair has lost its appeal against a UK regulator’s ruling ordering it to sell most of its 29 per cent stake in rival Aer Lingus. The UK’s Com(...)

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Group has proposed acquisition of eight regional radio stations from Global Radio in the UK.

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Group has proposed the acquisition of eight regional radio stations from Global Radio in the UK.Subject to regulatory appr(...)

The package of reforms for the UK’s audit market will come into force from the last quarter of 2014.

Britain’s top 350 companies must put their book-keeping work out to tender at least once a decade to increase competition in a market dominated by jus(...)

The car hire company quoted a low price, only to reveal at the desk that compulsory extras added about 60 per cent.

I was travelling abroad last week. The car hire company quoted a low price, only to reveal at the desk that compulsory extras added about 60 per cent.(...)

it’s unlikely that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will want to be seen to be softer on big firms than his UK counterpart. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK Competition Commission’s plans to mildly shake up the audit market in that jurisdiction have been met with silence on this side of the water(...)