Paul Coulson, chairman and Edward Kilty, group chief executive, at the Ardagh plc Annual General Meeting, in Dublin, on Monday: the company has put its US plans on hold because of “challenging” market conditions.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish-owned packaging group Ardagh insists it still intends to launch part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange despite putting those plans(...)

News of the SEC investigation came a week after the company posted lacklustre quarterly results and cut its 2015 profit forecast.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating how IBM recognised revenue for certain deals in the US, Britain and Ireland, the comp(...)

Irish-owned packaging giant Ardagh is likely to press ahead with a €2 billion flotation of its metals business on the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Irish-owned packaging giant Ardagh is likely to press ahead with a €2 billion flotation of its metals business on the New York Stock Exchange after p(...)

Diageo, which owns Guinness, has been under pressure lately to more closely align its shipments to distributors with their sales to customers

Drinks giant Diageo is under scrutiny in the US, where the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked for information to see whether it shippe(...)

The share sale will dilute Denis O’Brien’s holding in Digicel, but the flotation document indicates that he will keep control of the business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien is to float his mobile phone business Digicel on the New York Stock Exchange in three to four months time, raising hundreds (...)

Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s Digicel mobile phone business is poised to launch on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has filed documents with US (...)

The group, controlled by Irish businessman Paul Coulson, said in April it was considering floating the division. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish-owned packaging giant, Ardagh, has taken the first formal steps towards raising €2 billion in equity and debt by launching its metals division (...)

Thirty one whistleblowers from Ireland have filed whistleblower reward claims in the United States. Photo: PA Wire

Thirty one whistleblowers from Ireland have filed whistleblower reward claims in the United States, according to a new report the National Whistleblow(...)

Avolon chief executive Domhnall Slattery. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Avolon, an Irish aircraft lease company eyeing a flotation in New York, had profits of almost €82 million in the first nine months of the year(...)

Cutrale Group and Safra Group last month tabled a rival all-cash bid for Chiquita, but the proposed Chiquita-Fyffes combination will be put before shareholders of both banana companies later this month to rubber-stamp the merger. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and Jose Luis Cutrale have launched an intensive last-ditch lobbying campaign to wreck the proposed $1 billion (...)