Shortly after a 2009 row over a €1m bonus, INBS confirmed it had put in place a €27.6m pension fund for Michael Fingleton, which he managed and had been transferred out of the financial institution in January 2007. Photograph: The Irish Times

Michael Fingleton, or “Fingers” as he was often known, was one of the best-known chief executives in Irish business for almost four decades. He ran Ir(...)

The Paddy Power website. Paddy Power and Betfair Group plan to merge in a deal that creates the world’s biggest publicly-listed online gaming company. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Paddy Power can trace its roots back to when a young draper’s assistant, Richard Power, set up his own bookie’s pitch at Tramore races in Co Waterford(...)

A man watches electronic displays at a Paddy Power bookmakers in London. Paddy Power and Betfair have announced they have agreed the terms of a possible merger. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Shares in Irish bookmakers Paddy Power surged yesterday following the news it is planning a merger with rival Betfair to create one of the world’s big(...)

Paddy Power chief executive Andy McCue said the group expects full-year reported operating profit to be a mid to high single digit percentage above 2014 and the consensus market forecast

Bookmaker Paddy Power is planning to merge with rival Betfair in a multibillion euro deal to create one of the world’s biggest gambling companies . Th(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: said the first half of 2015 had been a record trading period for the group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insulation specialist Kingspan expects further profit growth in the second half of the year after two acquisitions helped it to return record resul(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the first half of 2015 has been “a record period” for the company. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Kingspan chief executive, Gene Murtagh, believes that the Republic’s building industry will continue growing over “the next few years”. Revenues at th(...)

Dermot Desmond: his vehicle is now the biggest shareholder in One51, with a stake approaching 20 per cent

Financier Dermot Desmond’s International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) has bought out fellow One51 shareholder, Pageant Holdings, for more than €3(...)

Ryanair is joining force with IAG, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and EasyJet to establish the new body

Ryanair and Europe’s four other biggest carriers are are looking for a candidate to run the new aviation group they have formed to lobby the EU on the(...)

Financier Dermot Desmond, who owns a significent stake in One51, has reportexly told brokers he is willing to pay €1.95 for more shares in the group, although he is not considering a rival bid. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than €36 million of One51 shares sold for €1.85-a -share yesterday in a move that could raise the bar for potential suitor Capvest, which is se(...)