People watch waves splash over a wall on the Coast Road, Clontarf, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index had fallen by over 3 per cent by mid-day on Monday with insurer FBD amongst the lunchtime losers. Share in FBD(...)

Ulster Bank will keep all of its branches in the Republic closed on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The country’s main banks decided to close their branches in the Republic closed on Monday as businesses took precautions as Hurricane Ophelia swept ac(...)

Bayer was one of the biggest boosts to the Stoxx 600, up 1.2 per cent after BASF agreed to buy parts of its seed and herbicide businesses. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq index edged up by 0.44 per cent on Friday on a day of light volume and few significant stock moves. In Europe, it was a more(...)

A rally on Wall Street paused on Thursday following lacklustre quarterly earnings from JPMorgan and Citigroup.

There were record closes for the UK’s FTSE and Germany’s benchmark index Dax, but it was a slow day on the Iseq index. Dublin Bank of Ireland traded(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Mr Donohoe said the private investors in NAMAIL received €13.5 million of dividend to date. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Church of Ireland has emerged as a shareholder in the holding company behind Nama, in a deal that allowed a UK hedge fund to lock in some gains fo(...)

Richie Boucher:  Former Bank of Ireland chief executive pledged to see the company return  to dividend payments for the first time since 2008.

It must have been hard for Richie Boucher, in his final months as chief executive of Bank of Ireland, dealing with the fact that investors had found a(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

Friends First HQ

UK insurance group Aviva is in advanced talks to acquire Friends First from Dutch group Achmea, according to sources. The Irish life assurance, pensio(...)

Speculation is rife on which measures Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will adopt in Budget 2018 on Tuesday and which will be quietly dropped. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Budget 2018 is the preoccupation for business coverage in all the Irish Sunday papers, with consensus that stamp duty on commercial property sales wil(...)

Shanna Lee Curtis (6), Harlow Wheelan (8) and Layla Byrne (5) enjoy themselves during the Playful Street event held on Sherrif Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On a Wednesday in September, Sheriff Street is closed to traffic and festooned with colourful bunting. There are hopscotch squares chalked on the grou(...)