Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, has called for more stimulus to strengthen the European economy. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares dropped on Friday, dragged down by commodity producers after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the region’s economy i(...)

 Gavin Slark: “This will be a further important step in the group’s development strategy in the Netherlands”

Building supplies firm Grafton is to acquire Dutch tool and fixings distributor Gunters en Meuser (G&M) for an undisclosed sum. The Irish company,(...)

The combined pension deficit of ireland’s largest companies has swelled by 160 per cent in the first nine months of the year as bond yields plummeted.

Ireland’s largest companies’ combined pension deficit has swelled by 160 per cent in the first nine months of the year as bond yields plummeted on th(...)

Liability was not an issue in the case which was before the High Court for assessment of damages only, counsel outlined. Photograph: Frank Miller

A man who suffered injuries when a garden bench on which he was sitting suddenly collapsed has settled his High Court action for €60,000. Raymond Kin(...)

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark said the group had a “satisfactory performance” for the ten months to October 31st. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Builders suppliers and DIY firm, Grafton Group, has reported a 12.8 per cent increase in revenue to £2.11 billion (€2.40 billion) for the ten months t(...)

Rising consumer spending is fuelling a wave of redevelopment along Grafton Street and surrounding areas. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Zone A retail rents on Grafton Street have risen 25 per cent over the past year as occupiers have driven the vacancy rate on Ireland’s premier shoppin(...)

35 Henry Street, where the telecoms company 3 currently pays a rent of €425,000 per annum.

Friends First Irish Commercial Property Fund has outbid several other investors to buy the 3 store at 35 Henry Street, Dublin 1, for almost a €1 milli(...)

Kegs of  beer made by Anheuser-Busch InBev: its stocks gained 1 per cent on reports that most investors in beer maker SABMiller  support AB InBev’s takeover offer. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

European stocks edged higher towards the end of Tuesday’s session as better-than-expected data from the other side of the Atlantic helped the market, (...)

Imagine the seven floors – all suspended from the roof, incidentally – as reading rooms, with panoramic views from the continuous runs of full-height windows, especially breathtaking from the upper levels. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

There isn’t a better location in Dublin for the new Central Library than the soon to be former Central Bank on Dame Street, just metres from College G(...)

Tahnee Morgan in her  Dublin home. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

From as young as eight, Tahnee Morgan, who grew up in Drogheda, Co Louth, was embellishing school berets with bits of her mum’s feather duster and Ch(...)