CDB said on Wednesday it had appointed Stephen Kavanagh, above, as a non-executive director to its board

Former Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh is joining the board of Irish-based Chinese-owned aircraft lessor, CDB Aviation. Dublin-based CDB,(...)

Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery has seen an encouraging response to its plan to borrow $300m from global banks. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

A strong response to its plan to borrow $300 million (€264.5 million) from global banks prompted Irish aircraft lessor Avolon to increase the debt to (...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland and China enjoy a warm and fruitful political, cultural, and economic relationship. We have had a succession of Irish ministerial visits to Ch(...)

Irish fare: it could take decades for a country only now being recognised for the quality of its ingredients  to get a piece of the pie, especially when so many other nations – China, Italy, France and Thailand – have been well-established for so long.

Thai restaurants can be found all over the United States. Thai people? Not so much. According to figures obtained from the Royal Thai embassy in Washi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: the Minister and Fianna Fáil have set aside €500 million for the rainy day fund, but Labour wants this to go towards a national housing development bank. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Money earmarked by the Government for the “rainy day fund” should instead be invested into a new bank to fund housebuilding, the Labour Party has said(...)

Ivan Duque, who won  Sunday’s first-round vote in the Colombian presidential election, with his running mate for vice-president, Marta Lucia Ramirez, in Bogotá on Sunday. Photograph:  Fernando Vergara/AP

Colombia headed for its most divisive presidential race in decades after right-winger Ivan Duque won Sunday’s first-round vote, triggering a runoff wi(...)

Sisters Sisi and Elle Malindikin of Dual jewellery. Photograph: Fionn McCann

“We are not selling because this is African, it is because of good design, desirable, and worth wearing,” says Belfast-born Penny Winter, a former cos(...)

A man is seen against an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

Wall Street shares found some tentative support on Friday after a bout of jitters spread through the world’s largest financial capitals as Beijing sig(...)

Conn Murray, chief executive of Limerick city and county council; councillor Stephen Keary, mayor of the city and county of Limerick: CEB governor Rolf Wenzel and David Conway chief executive of Limerick 2030 at the Opera Site in Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has agreed to part fund development of a 1.62 hectare site in Limerick city. The €85 million from the C(...)

Satoshi Tsunakawa, president of Toshiba, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governa(...)

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