AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

For once it might have paid off for an Irish finance minister to listen to a banker. Last December, AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne told the Oirea(...)

Traders  in the  NYSE as markets react to worries of a trade war between the US and China. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

European shares climbed on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session’s losses as investors’ fears about an ongoing trade d(...)

A decade and a half ago GE was the world’s most valuable public company. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/EPA

General Electric has lost its spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after over a century in the blue chip stock index, a new blow to a company that(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks jumped more than 1 per cent on Thursday, while the euro slumped against the dollar, after the European Central Bank indicated it would(...)

In 2007, Ahern pointed out that unemployment was at 4.2 per cent, while gross domestic product had grown by 5.3 per cent the year before.  Photograph: David Sleator

One of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s most infamous remarks came in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in July 2007 when he criticised the economic naysayers of t(...)

Cantillon: A cruel irony for Sammon.

Smurfit Kappa pledged to redouble efforts to clarify its strategy and boost its market value, as it began a charm offensive with major investors after(...)

A Smurfit Kappa plant in the UK: IP now faces a 12-month ban from making another approach for the group

Smurfit Kappa pledged to redouble efforts to clarify its strategy and boost its market value, as it began a charm offensive with major investors after(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

Smurfit Kappa, led by Tony Smurfit, rejected two bids from Memphis-based IP this year – in February and March – for failing to capture the group’s “intrinsic” business value and prospects. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The Irish Takeover Panel is set to slap a 12-month ban on International Paper (IP) making another approach for Smurfit Kappa, after the US group backe(...)

Smurfit shares took a battering yesterday even though the Dublin market was closed. Fading hopes for a deal with International Paper and an acquisitio(...)

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