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UrbanVolt’s chief commercial officer Declan Barrett (left),   chairman Stephen Vernon, chief executive Kevin Maughan, and Graham Deane, chief operating officer. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

UrbanVolt, an energy company backed by the State and former commercial property magnate Stephen Vernon, plans to supply solar electricity to businesse(...)

Stephen Vernon is backing Urbanvolt, a firm which fits LED lights to industrial premises at no charge to the user. It gets paid by sharing the savings on their bills. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former property magnate Stephen Vernon and the State’s Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) have backed a €7 million fundraising round by energy-sav(...)

UrbanVolt chief executive Kevin Maughan says the recent contract wins were worth a combined seven-figure sum

Energy-saving lighting specialist UrbanVolt has recently signed a series of big contract wins in the US, including with two leading Fortune 500 compan(...)

 UrbanVolt chief executive Kevin Maughan said the new deal would underwrite the international expansion that the company began this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Energy-saving lighting specialist UrbanVolt is raising €55 million from British investor Low Carbon to fund its planned international expansion. Urba(...)

 Graham Deane and Declan Barrett co-founders of UrbanVolt

UrbanVolt, the Dublin-headquartered energy-saving LED lighting firm whose backers include rugby star Jamie Heaslip, has announced a new solar solution(...)

Shares in AstraZeneca  hit record highs this week on the speculation that Pfizer was considering a bid. British Finance Minister George Osborne said the matter was a commercial one. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Talk of a $100 billion bid by US drugmaker Pfizer for its British rival AstraZeneca is “a commercial matter between the companies”, Britain’s f(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)