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Aviva chief executive Mark Wilson at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The insurance group has extended until 2025 its contract for the venue’s naming rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After less than a year as Aviva chief executive, Mark Wilson found himself, in late 2013, coming around to the idea that the UK insurance giant’s then(...)

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(...)

Friends First, which traces its roots in Ireland back to 1834, came under the total control of Achema, formerly known as Eureko, 15 years ago.

Dutch financial group Achmea is poised to extract €220 million from its move to sell Friends First, the Irish life assurance, pensions and investment (...)

Profits are up at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre - good news for owners Crownway Entertainment and its shareholders, John and Bernadette Gallagher.

After a weekend of guesswork on the budget that told us very little more than was already widely known, it’s back to the corproate scene today before (...)

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(...)

Domhnal Slattery: sued Friends First arising from the unsuccessful purchase of the St Regis Hotel in Washington. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Mary Carolan Avolon Airspace chief executive Domhnal Slattery is liable for more than $10 million to Friends First under a personal guarantee follow(...)