Traders work in front of the German share price index, Dax board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Monday was a slow day on Ireland’s benchmark index which ultimately closed down by 0.62 per cent. Volumes were light on the day as political uncertain(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark said the group expected favourable trends in its Irish and Netherlands businesses to continue. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Builders merchanting company Grafton Group’s chief executive, Gavin Slark, has expressed confidence that the UK home repair and maintenance industry w(...)

“Despite the above-average gross domestic product growth, the Iseq has underperformed other European markets given investor concerns about a knock-on effect to Brexit.” Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 88 per cent of Ireland’s publicly-quoted companies reported earnings in recent months that either met or beat markets expectations, despite ini(...)

Eddie Kelly, chief executive of Grafton Merchanting: company anticipates “a more sustained new homebuilding programme over the coming years”.   Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography.

Grafton Merchanting, the owner of the Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley brands, has announced it will create 170 jobs over the next two years. The jobs wil(...)

‘Fake news’ is shunned by mainstream media organisations for 364 days of the year but one day a year it graces the websites and pages of news media, A(...)

David Uda painting his memorial floorpiece ‘Bloom’ on the 69th floor of 4 WTC. Photograph: Allen Kiely

In Lower Manhattan new skyscrapers have risen around the pair of reflecting pools marking where the Twin Towers stood at the World Trade Center site. (...)

Grafton Group CEO Gavin Slark said in 2016 the group had a “strong financial performance despite challenging trading conditions in the traditional UK merchanting market”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Woodie’s DIY stores owner Grafton Group posted a better-than-expected 12 per cent profit surge last year, helped by a recovery in sales in its key UK (...)

 Rolling on: Irish Continental Group’s ferry Jonathan Swift in Dublin Port. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Irish Continental Group Indicators: Euro zone retail PMI (Feb); US factory orders (Jan). Meetings: Keeping Dublin Moving: Will Cars(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

The Chadwicks in the Stillorgan Industrial Estate.

A blue chip industrial investment based on the Chadwicks store at Birch Avenue in Stillorgan Industrial Park in south Dublin is to be offered for sale(...)