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(...)

Donal Murphy succeeded long-time chief executive Tommy Breen earlier this year

Donal Murphy, the new chief executive of fuels-to-tech conglomerate DCC, said it is on course for a “record” year of spend on acquisitions, as analyst(...)

Britain will furnish  credit guarantees of $2 billion to Saudi Aramco so it can more easily buy British goods and services.

Britain will provide $2 billion in credit guarantees to Saudi Aramco so it can buy British goods and services more easily, but denied it was part of e(...)

SSE, formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy, is Britain’s second biggest energy supplier.

SSE and the owner of Npower have reached an agreement to merge their operations to create a new energy supplier in the UK. The duo announced on Tuesd(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “Being bought is not a strategy.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It took 221 years for founding stockbroker members of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) to break open the bourse’s awkward, limited-by-guarantee corporat(...)

There is disquiet over a proposed loosening of standards to attract the IPO of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company. Photograph: Reuters

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has sharply criticised UK plans to change its stock market listing rules, adding to disquiet over a proposed(...)

Ryanair dropped 1.9 per cent to €16.60  as Ophelia slammed into Ireland.

The Iseq index in Dublin stood out as a weak spot in a broadly flat European market as investors speculated on the cost of Hurricane Ophelia to the Ir(...)

PMM executives Gareth Williams, Mike Weston and Domhnall Gaffney

Specialist UK real estate investment manager PMM Group has opened an office in Dublin and plans to deploy more than €500 million in loans in Ireland a(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers at the AIB market listing earlier this year  with the bank’s chief executive Bernard Byrne and chairman Richard Pym. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) is understood to be on the lookout for another bourse operator to join forces with, marking a departure from its prized(...)

Jimmy Wales will appear at a public event in Trinity College Dublin on October 26th as part of Ireland’s Internet Day

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is to visit Dublin late next month to discuss the fight against fake news and how evidence-based journalism can help to (...)

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