Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: airline  ended the day 1 per cent down at €12.55. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose to a one-month high on Friday after making their biggest weekly gain since January as mining stocks gained and hopes grew that (...)

C&C, the company behind Bulmers cider, is under pressure from its shareholders. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C shareholders are pushing for a strategic overhaul of the company following a sequence of earnings downgrades, a profit warning and a massive (...)

McDonald’s: one of  Aryzta’s listed customers. Shares in the Swiss-Irish food firm have dropped nearly 50 per cent since January. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Aryzta boss Owen Killian has acquired 10,000 shares in the company, worth an estimated €428,000 at Friday’s close. Mr Killian has been battling to hal(...)

Owen Killian, CEO Aryzta. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

In 1997, the former Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (IAWS), later to become Aryzta, acquired the Cuisine de France brand for IR£51 million (€64 m(...)

The federation believes up to €100 million a year could be generated across all sports by extending tax reliefs to current projects.

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has called on the Government to restore sports funding to pre-crash levels. The umbrella group for sporting bodie(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange . Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has sold a further €1 billion of 15-year Government bonds. The 2030 bonds were sold at a yield of 1.65 (...)

 Lidl, which has 143 stores and three distribution centres in the Republic, already pays staff better than most of its rivals.

Lidl has become the first Irish supermarket chain to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign, pledging to pay staff a minimum of €11.50 an hour. The meas(...)

Tom Keane, a senior partner in Dublin accountancy firm BKRM, is seeking a court order to have the findings of a CPA disciplinary panel overturned. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A former president of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) institute is engaged in a High Court action with the organisation over findings of profe(...)

Ibec economist Fergal O’Brien: Ireland not at races when it comes to personal taxation. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Proposals to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance are unlikely to alter the amount of tax paid by companies, an Irish tax expert has claimed. Di(...)

Building materials group CRH tracked industry rivals to close 1.3 per cent down at €23.09. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European shares closed higher, as firmer utility stocks and gains on the Lisbon bourse before weekend elections in Portugal propped up markets in spi(...)