Although Aviva’s €40 million-plus deal in 2009 to secure the naming rights to the Lansdowne Road stadium seemed ill-judged at the height of the insurer’s woes in Ireland, the unit has good reason now to trigger an option by the end of 2018 to extend the deal by a further five years. Photograph: James Crombie /Inpho

Aviva Ireland, under the helm of its seventh chief executive in a decade, killed off any lingering doubts about its commitment to Ireland this week by(...)

The Square opened in 1990, and its anchor tenants include Dunnes Stores, Tesco and Debenhams.   Photograph: Peter Moloney

US private equity group Oaktree is on track to land a controlling stake in the Square Tallaght for some €230 million, The Irish Times has learned. T(...)

Hurricanes held back earnings growth at Denis O’Brien’s telecoms carrier Digicel. Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Denis O’Brien’s telecommunications group Digicel posted flat earnings in its second financial quarter as the impact of two hurricanes that hit several(...)

Taxable income: Revenue now shares data with more than 100 tax authorities internationally

Revenue said on Friday that it has initiated a fresh investigation to identify offshore tax evaders. The announcement comes after a deadline passed ea(...)

Social Democrat TDs Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Eric Luke

Investigators scrutinising the sale of Siteserv to a company controlled by Denis O’Brien do not plan to call Catherine Murphy TD to give oral evidence(...)

Germany’s Social Democratic Party is pressing for the German parliament, the Bundestag (above), to block Ireland’s plans for an early repayment of bailout loans totalling €5.5 billion. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

After a starring role in the Paradise Papers, Ireland will next week face attempts in Berlin to extend its stay in financial purgatory. Germany’s Soc(...)

Simon Coveney: “We have achieved good progress in a number of these areas, but there is still considerable work to do. And that is particularly the case for the Border.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has vowed that the UK will have no greater ally than Ireland when London begins talks with the European Un(...)

Moody’s said Bank of Ireland’s provision of a further €150 million to €175 million to cover refunds, compensation and other costs relating to the overcharging of mortgage customers will wipe out 70 per cent of its fourth-quarter pretax profit.

Bank of Ireland’s move last week to identify a further 6,000 customers hit by an industry-wide tracker-mortgage controversy raises questions about the(...)

KBC Bank Ireland disclosed last month that as many as 1,661 of it is customers may have been affected by overcharging

KBC Bank Ireland’s profits fell in the third quarter as it set aside €54.4 million to cover refunds, compensation and other costs relating to overchar(...)

London skyline: Investment banks including Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup revealed during the summer that they plan to expand their Irish operations as they prepare for the UK to quit the EU in March 2019. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Banking lobby group UK Finance has called for the establishment of an “ambitious” free-trade agreement to preserve cross-border financial services bet(...)